Because it was an off-market transaction, there is no formal record of this strange sale.
Christopher Meloni, who played NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler for the first 12 seasons of the hit NBC legal drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” has sold his allegedly haunted Hollywood Hills home to Rawson Marshall Thurber, the director of 2021’s “Red Notice” action film and 2004’s “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”
Thurber, 47, paid $5.9 million in an off-market bargain for the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, according to Dirt. The gated half-acre mansion, built in 1916, has a separate guest house, central hall, living room fireplace, pool, and an otherworldly tenant: actor Ozzie Nelson’s spirit.
Nelson died of liver cancer in the house in 1975, at the age of 68, after co-starring in the sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” with his wife Harriet from 1952 to 1966.
Following his death, the house changed hands several times, and new owners began relaying similar experiences about model train sets moving on their own in the middle of the night, the aroma of pink perfume emerging out of nowhere, and doors opening by themselves, according to Yahoo.
When the house was on the market in 2014, a listing agent told Yahoo that “we heard Ozzieghost] [‘s used to consume ice cream at night,” but “that’s not true any longer,” as Ozzie’s spirit supposedly fled following a $3 million “East Hamptons”-style refurbishment in 2013.
Meanwhile, Meloni’s 61-year-old former 14-room Colonial house in New Canaan, CT, recently changed hands as well.
The “not at all” possessed property includes a garage with enough space for up to six cars, a spacious barn, and “great windows that look out to the land,” according to listing agent Sheila Clemente. The property, which was advertised for $4.995 million, was sold in January.