A few days after actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Instagram in February 2021 and accused shock rocker Marilyn Manson of intense psychological and sexual abuse during their relationship in the mid- to late 2010s, cops swarmed the controversy courting singer’s Hollywood Hills home after a friend called and requested a wellness check.
In short order, many more women came forward and made allegations of abuse, including “Game of Thrones” actress Esmé Bianco, whose sex assault case against Manson, real name Brian Warner, is currently wending its way through the courts. Secretly married last fall to long-time photographer girlfriend Lindsay Usich, who now goes by Lindsay Elizabeth Warner, Manson has steadfastly denied all allegations, claiming his relationships were “entirely consensual.” Nonetheless, his record label, talent agency and long-time manager Tony Ciulla have dropped the singer like a hot potato.
Now in his early fifties and still sporting the garish maquillage for which he became famous 25 years ago, the pop-culture provocateur purchased the 1920s hillside home in a secluded Hollywood Hills neighborhood back in 2013 for just under $1.1 million. Cleared of personal belongings, staged for the selling process, and listed with Jon Grauman and Feroz Taj at The Agency, the three-story vintage Spanish villa has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in just over 2,700-square feet.
Just about all that remains as a hint to the home’s otherworldly, gore-obsessed owner are the blood-red velvet curtains that hang over the towering arched window in the home’s cavernous living room that sports hefty wood beams across the 20-foot ceiling. With a barrel-vaulted ceiling, the separate dining room is large enough to include a cozy lounge area, while the not particularly big but thoroughly updated kitchen is lined with bruise-like black-and-blue cabinetry. A corkscrew stairway in the kitchen makes a tight curl down to a lower-level guest suite with outside entrance.
A library loft that overlooks the living room, with Tiffany-blue lacquered built-ins and a cushioned reading banquette covered in more blood-red velvet, leads to two more en-suite bedrooms, one with a bespoke morning bar and the other with a dramatic, black-and-grey bathroom wrapped in dreamy, grey-toned wallpaper that depicts clouds.
Outdoor spaces are somewhat limited and include a flagstone patio amid a riot of tropical plantings and a fenced concrete terrace for al fresco dining and lounging. The street-level two-car garage has been converted to what promo materials describe as “flexible space ideal for a gym, recording studio or home office.”