10050 Cielo Drive

10050 Cielo Drive
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The road to the villa in 1997
10050 Cielo Drive is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
10050 Cielo Drive
General information
TypeHouse
Architectural styleFrench Country
LocationBenedict Canyon, Los Angeles
Coordinates34°05′38″N 118°25′57″W / 34°05′38″N 118°25′57″W / 34.093895; -118.4324671942
Completed1944
Demolished1994
Technical details
Floor area4,600 sq ft (430 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert Byrd

10050 Cielo Drive is the street address of a former luxury home in Benedict Canyon, a part of Beverly Crest, north of Beverly Hills, California, where the Charles Manson "family" committed the Tate murders in 1969.

The residence had been occupied by various famous Hollywood and music industry figures. In 1994, the house was demolished, a new house was constructed on the site and the street address was changed to 10066 Cielo Drive.

Architecture

The original house was designed by Robert Byrd in 1942 and completed in 1944 for French actress Michèle Morgan.[1] It was extremely similar, but not exactly identical, to the house which sat on its own plateau directly below 10050, 10048 Cielo Drive, which was often called the Twin House. They were originally built on land called[by whom?] The Bedrock Properties and were built at the same time.

The French country-style structure was located on 3 acres (1.2 ha) at the end of a cul-de-sac on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, an area west of Hollywood in the Santa Monica Mountains that overlooks Beverly Hills and Bel Air.[1] The hillside structure faced east and featured stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, paned windows, a loft above the living room, a swimming pool and a guest house, and was surrounded by thick pine and flowering cherry trees.[1]

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