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The Eagle's Nest in Chatsworth

[Update January 22, 2014]: This home finally sold for $1,800,000 on August 25, 2013 in what appears to be a almost a decade of trying to sell this unique property.

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9861 Andora Avenue
This house known as the Eagle's Nest in Chatsworth has been available off and on since 2007 when it first appeared at a staggering $9.5 million. The price was later reduced to $4.9 million in 2010. Then in 2011, the price was dropped to $2.9 million. Currently its being offered for $2.3 million. Thats one heck of a price chop in 5 or so years.

The home measures 5 Beds/6 Baths on 7,018 acres on a total lot of 37.54 acres built in 1975. I am have no  idea who is the architect or the historical background of this home. However, it does bear resemblance to the Mat House in Reseda. Also, this home is located right next door to the contaminated Rocketdyne site, the former Frank Sinatra home, and the Roy Rogers estate.

Back in the mid to late 90's the owner of this site was proposing to add 19 single family homes which met much resistance from the residents of Chatsworth who feared the loss of the natural habitat. According to this article by Summer Nicholson published in the LA Times on May 07, 1995 titled Development Threatens Chatsworth Outcrops:
There are four pages in the draft environmental impact report (available at the Chatsworth Public Library, 21052 Devonshire St.) regarding massive grading, covering and "ripping" the Chatsworth craggy mountains. The amount of rock destruction, not including access roads, would be equivalent to 117 average-size homes of 2,000 square feet.
So what's the big deal? They are only rocks!
Considering that these rock outcrops--"sculptures," some call them--are 60 million to 70 million years old, and there is only one other such rock formation like it in North America, it is a big deal! A very big deal.
Such a big deal that the communities of Chatsworth, Los Angeles city, Los Angeles County and Ventura County have aligned to obtain long-term protection for the remaining Chatsworth craggy mountains.
You can read the draft environmental impact report published in May 1997 here. One last thing, its been mentioned before that the Captain and Tennille used to live here which is incorrect that I explained in the Back To The Future series post on the Rumbo Recorders studio in Canoga Park featuring Guns 'N' Roses.

Images above courtesy Coldwell Banker

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Marty Mcfly

Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

2 comments to ''The Eagle's Nest in Chatsworth"

  1. The jerk who was renting it in late 2011 or early 2012 raced down the hill in his truck to swear at and threaten my friend and I (two females) when we got lost hiking in Chatsworth Oaks Park. He was going to sic his dogs on us as well. I hope the house sold to someone decent!

  2. These pictures are beautiful! We do very similar work, nothing like having a project come together into a beautiful piece of art.


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