The Catholic Church is in the market for an LA vacation home
Talk about a holy retreat.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is considering buying Chateau Emanuel, a 3-acre estate in Eagle Rock, as a “retreat and prayer center,” the L.A. Times reported.
The 6,000-square-foot house has many of the qualities of a prime vacation home: four bedrooms, five bathrooms, three guest homes, a croquet court, waterfalls and a bistro with outdoor seating.
The property at 1554 Hill Drive, built in 1927, was listed more than five years ago at just under $6 million.
How much the archdiocese would pay for the not-too-shabby bungalow is uncertain, but a spokesperson said church officials are requesting the “necessary approvals that could lead to the acquisition of the property.”