An Encino home once owned by actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke and, after him, Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has sold for $6.512 million.
During Mendes’ ownership, he hired a construction crew that included a young Harrison Ford to build a recording studio on the property. Ford would go on to star in “American Graffiti” and “Star Wars — A New Hope” in the years that followed.
The property previously changed hands about two decades ago for $1.25 million, records show. It had been listed in April for $8.995 million before the price was chopped to $6.995 million in June.
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