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Onetime Robert Blake home is ready to cast a new owner in Studio City

Onetime Robert Blake home is ready to cast a new owner in Studio City
"Mata Hari Ranch," the former Studio City home of actor Robert Blake, is for sale at $2.995 million. (Wayne Ford)

Robert Blake's "Mata Hari Ranch," the Studio City home he owned for about two decades, has come on the market for $2.995 million.

The 1930s ranch-style residence is where Blake was living when his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, was fatally shot outside a Studio City restaurant in 2001 — a crime the actor was accused of committing. He was eventually acquitted of criminal charges in 2005, but found liable for Bakley's wrongful death in California civil court.

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English actress Alexandra Kingston bought the property from Blake in 2002 and commissioned designer-to-the-stars Paul Hinckley to restore the main house. She sold the home a year later despite having never moved in, The Times previously reported.

Now up for sale again, the updated home in the Colfax Meadows neighborhood makes the most of indoor-outdoor living.

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Sliding glass doors open from the main house to a large covered pavilion with a fireplace. A saline infinity-edge swimming pool, a wood-fired pizza oven, a waterfall spa and a Zen-style pond fill about a third of an acre of grounds. Bamboo hedges and mature trees provide a natural privacy screen.

The home has more than 5,000 square feet of living space with vaulted ceilings, exposed, a center-island kitchen, five bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms. Also on the property is a two-story guest house that holds a studio, office, gym and game room.

Michael Okun of Wish Sotheby's International Realty holds the listing.

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