Jhené Aiko lands secluded contemporary retreat in Encino

As her star performance has grown, Jhené Aiko has steadily improved her property conditions. First came a 1980s home in the gated Bell Canyon neighborhood on the far west of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, which sold for about $ 1.9 million earlier this year. And in December, the Grammy-nominated alto R&B / neo-soul chanteuse paid $ 2.5 million for a traditional east coast property in Pacific Palisades.

Though she has owned the Palisades home for less than a year, the LA native is already looking for new digs; Records show she looted an additional $ 3.4 million on admirable private property in Encino. Locked behind gates and a very long driveway, the house is located in steep foothills near the Encino reservoir.

Described in the listing as an “ultra-private mid-century dream home”, the one-story Sprawler was technically built in 1966, but this year completely redesigned and blossomed into a glittering contemporary with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms on 3,500 square meters of living space. There are a variety of designer amenities, including wide oak plank floors, a temperature-controlled glass wine “showroom”, a kitchen with a curved breakfast bar and first-class stainless steel appliances, and glass walls that flood the interior with natural light and ensure a simplified lifestyle both indoors and outdoors .

The wood-paneled home also offers a master hideaway with a fireplace, bespoke closet, and sliding glass doors that open to a back patio where guests can enjoy a plunge pool with a sunken spa and Baja sun shelf, waterfall, sunken fire pit, and plenty of space can be used for alfresco dining / entertainment. Thanks to the sloping property, which extends over two thirds of an hectare, there is also a raised deck with peaceful views of the canyon and the lights of the city.

Once the target of many neighborhood jokes from many LA insiders, Encino has suddenly become the favorite area for many of Hollywood’s biggest names, and homes there can now boast skyrocketing price tags. Current residents are Gwen Stefani and Black Shelton, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez and Tristan Thompson.

The story goes on

Aiko, 33, first became publicly known as a teenager by appearing in several music videos for R&B group B2K in the early 2000s. A long-delayed debut album on Sony and Epic record labels never came about, and Aiko subsequently left the industry for several years. Their first album “Souled Out” from 2014 was released to great acclaim and commercial success. Her third album – “Chilombo” from 2020 – went platinum and earned her three Grammy nominations, including for the great Kahuna “Album of the Year” award.

Amanda Lockwood of Sandlot Homes kept the listing; Tai Savetsila with Agents of LA represented the buyer.

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