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Encino estate has ties to Dick Van Dyke, recording studio built by Harrison Ford

Encino estate has ties to Dick Van Dyke, recording studio built by Harrison Ford
Pelé and Harrison Ford. (John Aaroe Group | Inset: Los Angeles Times)
An Encino home with a cast of characters in its history has come up for sale at $8.995 million.
Former owners of the property of more than an acre include actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke and, after him, Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes.
Actor Harrison Ford, known for his carpentry skills before he became a Hollywood star, built the recording studio on the property. And the great Pelé, as a guest of a former owner, once played soccer on the park-like grounds.
Set behind hedges and gates, the Italian villa-style home of 12,015 square feet is fronted by a horseshoe-shaped drive. An arched entry, double wood-paneled doors and mature trees enhance the rustic facade.
The graceful arches continue in the foyer, which is topped by a large skylight. A living room with a stone fireplace, a circular dining room, a center-island kitchen, a wine cellar, a theater room, a study, a gym and an elevator are also found in the home.
The master suite has a fireplace, an office and his-and-hers bathrooms. A total of six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms includes a separate guest villa with three en suites.
Rows of French doors open to a long loggia that overlooks the swimming pool and spa. An outdoor kitchen and fireplace, a tennis court, lawns and formal gardens fill the setting.

There's also a subterranean garage.

Jacob Dadon of John Aaroe Group is the listing agent.

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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