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