Over the years, the Pyrenees Castle has had several owners, sheltered many residents and has been the source of fantastic legends. One tale told of a wealthy motor magnate who never allowed himself to be seen entering or leaving the home. “Eastern gangsters,” secret elevators and passwords were the fodder for other tales.
In 1985, a Buddhist meditation temple was blocked from acquiring the castle. Neighbors of the castle led the charge against the temple, claiming traffic, noise and the promise of weekly festivals posed a serious threat to the castle.
Currently, the wife of record producer Phil Spector owns and resides in the Pyrenees Castle. Mr. Spector is currently serving a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of Lana Clarkson at the Pyrenees Castle in 2003.