ePIPE restores piping system in Iconic Hollywood Mansion
Built in the 1920s, Castillo del Lago was the 1930s home of gangster Bugsy Siegel. The mansion was later owned by Madonna in the 1990s. Now owned by a leading Russian-American fashion designer and retailer. To add to the local folk lore there are reports that the home maybe haunted. Fashion photographers that have worked there, report that all their photos turned out black.
Castillo del Lago’s most visible feature is its tower. Inside a magnificent spiral staircase and an elevator connect the various levels, which contain 9 bedrooms and 6 baths, as well as a library, game room, wine cellar and a lounge that resembles an Ottoman tent. There are offices, storage areas and servants’ quarters.
The property was experiencing plumbing leaks coming from the copper pipes. The challenge was to fix the pipes but not tear up the home in the process. The patented ePIPE process had been used on other homes in the Hollywood Hills and it was the solution the owner wanted.
The ePIPE team planned and carried out the job according to their plan. Restoration took place over 6 days. Not a single hole was cut into the home in the process. There were no reports of any paranormal activity and the job photos all turned out. Success!