Gloria Allred

New Owner of ‘Murder House' Doesn't Believe in Ghosts

When Lisa Bloom and her husband Braden Pollock saw a story online a few months ago for a $2.3 million mansion in her favorite neighborhood, they jumped at a chance to own a piece of prime LA real estate.

They weren't scared off that the 5,050-square-foot, four bedroom Spanish revival circa 1925 was the scene of a grisly murder-suicide in 1959 and is "haunted" by ghosts that lurk its hallways to this day.

Mediums brought in by a documentarian crew recently assured the couple that the place was free from ghosts.

"I don't really believe in ghosts and spooky spirits," said Bloom, the daughter of high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred and the former host of truTv's "Lisa Bloom: Open Court." "The house didn't do anything wrong. The house is innocent."

The house has been the subject of much media coverage this year when it went on the block and wound up being sold in a probate sale. Some claim the Glendower Place has been visited by the ghost of Dr. Harold N. Perelson who in 1959 bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer and attacked his 18-year-old daughter before killing himself.

Bloom, who is also an NBC News legal analyst, talked about her plans for rewriting the mysterious mansion's history.

"What we're really doing is overlaying a story of love over a story of hate," Bloom said, as workers remodeled.

The idea to buy it came months ago when her husband read about it and sent a link to his wife with a note, "Want to move to your favorite neighborhood?"

"She responded 'yes' with three exclamation points," Pollock said. "She doesn't just throw out three exclamation points for nothing."

They plan to settle in after several months of renovating. The remake involves expanding rooms, transforming a ballroom into a home theater and adding front decks, while preserving the original architecture.

"It's just a fantastic house," Pollock said.

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