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Celebrity Real Estate: Annette Funicello's Fire Destroyed Home in Encino Sold

On October 13, 2011, the fine folks at L.A. Times Hot Property reported on the sale of the fire damaged home of Annette Funicello, one of the original "Mouseketeers", in Encino for $714,500. Way back on March 10, 2011, Funicello's home at 16102 Sandy Lane was engulfed in flames in the early morning hours with Funicello, her husband, and their nurse living in the home when the flames erupted. Consequently, they all suffered from smoke inhalation but were later reported to be in good condition. Additionally, Funicello has been suffering from multiple sclerosis since 1992 so trying to get out of a burning home in a wheelchair must have been no easy feat. Good thing, they have a live-in nurse. This fire caused extensive damage to the home which later became inhabitable which forced Funicello to sell it as a tear down. This home went to the auction steps and sold for $714,500 on September 1, 2011. 

The home is located in the exclusive Royal Oaks neighborhood of Encino. The property sits on 0.31 acres with 4 Beds/3 Baths on 3,376sqft built in 1963. The property records indicate the home is owned by a trust.   According to the Adoring Annnette Fan Site, Funicello first purchased the home with her first husband in 1965 and raised their three children there.

In addition to this home, the fabulous site shows another Encino home linked to   Annette at 16926 Adlon Road (near the Encino reservoir) which I believe is the home she was raised in as the property records show her father, Joseph Funicello, as the owner who sold the home on November 23, 1988 for $500,000.

Its not known where Funicello and her husband moved onto but I am guessing a rental in the Encino area which appears to be her preferred choice for living as she lived in another home in Encino in the 80's or to a home in Bakersfield according to the interviewer in the Encino Patch Video below (2nd video). But this is purely speculation so dont quote me. I am not sure who purchased the former Funicello property but its possible that a flipper purchased which means this home will come back on the market probably rebuilt as another boring McMansion Tuscan home type in about 4 - 6 months.

[Update April 8, 2013]: Random note here but on February 23, 2012, a state tax lien was filed against this property claiming Annette Funicello owed $29,132.22 for tax years 2006 and 2008. The lien was released from the state on July 13, 2012. I am surprised she owed so much in taxes which is a testament to her dedication and hard work for all those years in show business especially as her health worsened. She truly sacrificed a lot and endured a lot of pain and suffering from multiple sclerosis. The disease had attacked her nervous system which took away her ability to walk in 2004, ability to speak in 2009, and recently required round the clock care. She had been out of the public eye for 15 years for a reason. Her courage and determination to fight the battle were truly inspiring. Our condolences and best wishes to Annette Funicello and family after passing away today at the age of 70.

You can view a news clip below from KTLA5.

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