Don't let this fortress-like Tudor mansion fool you with its grand and beautiful aesthetics. You may think a mansion this big is the home to a movie star. But other than Edward Laurence Doheny, the original owner, this majestic estate has only been home to many movies sets.
Let me try to jog your memory here. This is the home to the first Spiderman, filmed in 2002. One of the most memorable scenes where Harry Osborne's father, Norman Osbourne AKA The Green Goblin talks to his hallucination through a mirror,
I know what you’re thinking, “most of these movies were filmed in New York!”
However, if you watch these movies again, you’ll notice that the big suites on the top floor of an expensive New York apartment is just for that grimy, city appearance. When the film shows the interior of the apartment- that’s when you’ll spot the black and white tiled floors that the Greystone Mansion is very well known for. Walking through the old Hollywood mansion can easily make anyone feel like they’re in a different country.
There are so many hidden gems and delightful spots at this mansion, this mini adventure would’ve been even more perfect if we actually got to see inside this gorgeous mansion. Although we didn’t have access to see what’s inside, but thankfully; the entrance doors were clear glass which gave us a small glimpse of the famous black and white tiled floors and the dark wood stairs that start from both, left and right sides of the entrance that graciously meets at the center on the second floor where our eyes automatically see a haunted mansion-esque chandelier. (For those of your who have watched the Keeping Up with the Kardashians, think of the interior as Kris Jenner’s house. They’ve got the same tiles and stair design; the only difference is that the Greystone Mansion is very dark in its choice of colors).