Panacea Entertainment founder Eric Gardner, who produced the "Elvira" films and television shows, has put his estate in Santa Rosa Valley, a Ventura County community situated between Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, on the market for $2.499 million.
The country manor-style home, built in 1989, sits behind gates on more than two manicured acres and is surrounded by a riding ring. Outdoor amenities include expansive patios with outdoor heaters, a swimming pool and spa, a playground and a gazebo that overlooks a koi pond.
The 8,161 square feet of open-plan space features a two-story foyer that opens to a great room. A chef's kitchen with a long island and a living room with a fireplace sit off each end of the great room. A custom wall aquarium lends an exotic note to the formal dining room.
The master suite has another fireplace, a dressing area and a walk-in closet for a total of six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
Gardner bought the house nearly two decades ago for $1.122 million, records show.
Nicole Van Parys and Gary Dean Nesen of Engel & Voelkers, Westlake Village, hold the listing.
Originally started as a rock 'n' roll tour coordination company, Panacea Entertainment, with Gardner as chief, coordinated tours for such bands as Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and KISS. The company later shifted focus to talent management, repping such artists as members of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, the E Street Band and the Who.
As a producer, Gardner has credits that include more than two decades of the "Elvira" franchise. His current projects include a "Hellraiser" series developed in partnership with Jason Blum and NBCUniversal.
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