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Grammy-winning songwriter David Hodges looks to beat it out of Studio City

Grammy-winning songwriter David Hodges looks to beat it out of Studio City
Grammy-winning songwriter and music producer David Hodges has listed his Studio City home, once owned by Cedric the Entertainer, for $3.195 million. (Jeffrey Ong / PostRAIN)

Songwriter, producer and musician David Hodges, who won a pair of Grammy Awards as a member of the alt-rock band Evanescence, has put his contemporary home in the Studio City foothills up for sale at $3.195 million.

Hodges and his wife, Kate, bought the property nearly a decade ago for $2.45 million and added a two-room recording studio and sound booth to the home. Singer-songwriter Christina Perri and musician Ben Rector are among those of note who worked and recorded in the studio.

The multi-level home, built in 1990, also has Hollywood ties that precede Hodges' ownership: comedian Cedric Kyles, better known as Cedric the Entertainer, is a former resident.

Within the 6,494 square feet of well-proportioned space is a formal living room with vaulted ceilings, a dining room, a center-island kitchen and a family room with a wet bar.

The master suite has a fireplace and travertine-tiled bath for a total of six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

Outdoors, grounds of about a third of an acre center on a lagoon-style swimming pool with a spa and waterfall feature. Lawns, patios and a play area fill out the hedged and gated setting. There's also a three-car garage.

Leah Lail of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage holds the listing.

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Hodges, 37, is relocating his family to Nashville, where he often collaborates with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. He has previously worked with Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys and David Archuleta. 

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As a solo artist, he has released eight albums, most recently "Passengers: Sirens" in 2014. He has also performed with such groups as Trading Yesterday, the Age of Everything and Arrows to Athens.

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