House comes with historical statue, caves, maybe buried treasure





Home buyers and history and mystery buffs have the chance to own a bit of Agoura Hills' lore if they buy a house high in the hills above Agoura Road.

The four-bedroom, three-bath home sitting atop a 1.38-acre hilly lot offers some unique amenities- a 14-foot statue of an Indian sculpted by Count Jean de Strelecki, a Polish immigrant and artist; caves once used as an outpost for weary travelers; a stone mask either engraved or embedded in the side of the hill and possibly other artifacts dating back to the days when Chumash Indians resided in the area.

A legend claims one of the largest caves was used as a hideout for the bandit Joaquin Murrieta.

Hidden treasure is also said to be buried on or near the site, possibly by Murrieta, but owners Scott and Donna Sava and their twin 4-year-old sons have yet to discover any stashed gold...

[A town plannern said the Polish count] unwittingly fashioned the statue of Chief White Eagle after the Seminole Indians in Florida rather than the Chumash Indians who lived in the Conejo Valley for centuries. [The statue base was later signed by Native American actors Jay 'Tonto' Silverheels and Iron Eyes Cody.]


comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to our mailing list