Canfield-Moreno Estate, also known as The Paramour Mansion, or The Crestmount is a recording studio/estate located at Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. Named after its original owners, it is considered an historic cultural monument.
The mansion is a 22,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style country villa. It was constructed in 1923 by architect Robert Farquhar. As the opulent former residence of silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife and oil heiress, Daisy Canfield Danziger, it was the scene for lavish Sunday afternoon parties for members of high society and silent screen notables.
In 1933, after Daisy Canfield's death in an automobile accident, it became haunted. Her death was believed mysterious when her car plunged off Mulholland Drive. Some believed it was a murder and not an accident. Some people believe that the ghost of "Paramour" is Daisy, trying to make peace. My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way describes in the song Sleep a "night terror" he experienced while recording at the Paramour Mansion (see below). He describes a feeling of being strangled, and says he couldn't wake up or move.
The 22-room estate has seen many incarnations. It would soon be the Chloe P. Canfield School for Girls. In 1950, it became a convent for Franciscan nuns, who sold the property in 1987 after it was damaged by the Whittier Narrows earthquake. In 1998, Dana Hollister, a philanthropist and civic patron, bought the property for $2.25 million.
Renowned artists like My Chemical Romance, H.I.M, Gwen Stefani, Lucinda Williams, Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, Colin James and Vic Chesnutt have recorded here. Sting, Elton John, John Mayer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and the Adaskin String Trio have played benefits on the grounds. The nu metal/hard rock band Papa Roach lived there from October 2005 to May 2006 while recording their fourth major album, The Paramour Sessions inspired by and entitled after the house.
It has also been set for the reality show Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova, and host to the 2000 Silver Lake Film Festival. It has been set location for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Scream 3.
Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramour_Mansion