One cannot swing a cat on a tree-lined street in one of Los Angeles’s most coveted zip codes without encountering a lavishly appointed residence owned or rented by a showbiz power broker. And in affluent Encino, the semi-rural San Fernando Valley enclave long favoured by celebrities, a $6.4 million mansion with a gated entrance has housed numerous celebrities.
Currently owned by Canadian recording artist and real estate investor Betty Moon, who acquired the property with her late husband for $3.54 million almost a decade ago, according to tax records, the home has been occupied by Lebron James, Cardi B, Megan Fox, and Machine Gun Kelly at various times. It has also appeared in films and television programmes, such as “Lethal Weapon” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
The Mediterranean-style home, originally constructed in 1960 and significantly updated and upgraded since, is situated on more than half an acre of landscaped grounds. The home’s numerous living and entertaining spaces include a double-height sitting room with a fireplace and a double-height formal dining room. These rooms are located beyond the whimsically curvaceous iron gates and circular driveway that lead to a three-tiered fountain.
Glass doors lead to the backyard from the family room, which features a built-in media centre and a wet bar. In the eat-in kitchen, there are modern stainless steel appliances and a large island with an integrated refreshment bar. Other amenities include a card/billiards room, a home theatre with 12 seats, a library/office, and a gym.
An expansive master suite with a double-sided fireplace between the sitting room and bedroom, a fitted walk-in wardrobe, and an oversized marble bathroom with a built-in armoire for bath linens and toiletries is among the spacious bedrooms.
The expansive grounds, which contain over 40 varieties of fruit trees, are equipped with every amenity. In the terraced courtyard, alongside the swimming pool and spa overflow, there is an outdoor kitchen and bar under an awning. On an upper terrace, an open-air pavilion is surrounded by verdant vegetation and flowering plants, and on the terrace above that, there is a sports arena surrounded by a stone balustrade.
Moon owns multimillion-dollar residences in Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, and Malibu in southern California. She recently rented Cary Grant’s former property in Holmby Hills for $35,000 per month, according to the New York Post, and Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues franchises, is renting one of her Malibu properties.