The place has been around "since Jesus rode dinosaurs around the La Brea Tar Pits," writes Curbed LA, a turn of phrase that apparently means "since the '90s." The price for the 27,816-square-foot manse peaked in 2006, when it re-entered the market asking $27.5M, and most recently blipped on and off the market in December. Research indicates that La Villa Consolata has flickered on and off the market since 1997, having last sold in 1990 for $5.35M. The place is rumored to have been rented by the likes of Donatella Versace, Janet Jackson and Tommy Hilfiger, which seems like good news for the men of One Direction, who've recently had a grand old time renting out L.A.'s other hideous, nightclub-loaded, market languishing spread. See? There's a home for everybody.
· 330 South Mapleton Drive, L.A., Calif. [Redfin]
· Hideous Holmby Hills Mansion With Its Own Nightclub Returns [Curbed LA]
· Play Pinball in This Clubby L.A. Pleasure Palace Asking $26M [Curbed National]
· All That's Rather Hideous posts [Curbed National]