Owner Hopes To Replicate Burned-Down Movie Mansion
LATEST: The current owner of movie boxer ROCKY's mansion is hoping to rebuild the famous Pasadena, California property after a mystery blaze caused $15 million (GBP8.3 million) worth of damage on Wednesday night (05OCT05).
Millionaire MICHAEL ARMAND HAMMER was preparing to move his family into the recently renovated 1920s mansion, which has appeared in TV shows such as MURDER, SHE WROTE and DYNASTY, when the inferno claimed the historic site.
Initial reports suggested the fire-hit mansion was the one that doubled as BRUCE WAYNE's home in the 1960s BATMAN TV series, but Pasadena officials insist that historic site is another similar one nearby.
Hammer says he bought the mansion last year (04) and has spent millions renovating it, and now hopes to replicate it.
He says, "It's just a spectacular property."
The cause of the fire is under investigation.