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Celeb R.E.: Martin Lawrence Quietly Purchases Newly Built Encino Mansion

Image courtesy Realestalker
Google Street View from 2012.
Google Street View from 2007
Above images courtesy Google Maps
The latest rumor in the Encino Celebrity Real Estate market coming from the always hilarious Your Mama at the Realestalker is that venerable comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, Martin Lawrence, recently acquired an Encino mansion for $6,630,000 sometime in early June where the home was originally listed for $7.1 million. 

The home measures 10,211 sqft with 7 Beds/7.5 Baths and according to the Realestalker:
the recently completed residence, located at the tail end of a long cul-de-sac lined with much more modest, mostly ranch-style homes.......Other features of the walled and gated three story mansion, as per listing details and other online resources, include half a dozen fireplaces, garage space for four cars, and a heated negative edge swimming pool with long and wide views over the San Fernando Valley.
Other properties that Martin Lawrence own or previously owned including another home in the SFV are listed below.
Image courtesy Google Maps
Prior to the Encino home, Martin Lawrence called Beverly Park home which is known as the gated community for the uber rich (shown above). The home measures 6 Beds/10 Baths on 13,835 sqft on a total lot size of 2.24 acres built in 1992 and last sold for $17,200,000 on June 8, 2012. The purchase price and date is unknown but I would speculate sometime in the late 90's and possibly around $10 - $14 million which would suggest that Lawrence earned at least a couple of million dollars profit on this home. The listing description is below and listing photos can be found at the Realestalker
FRENCH CONTEMPORARY TENNIS COURT ESTATE WITH GRAND SCALE MARBLE ENTRY AND SALVATORE POLLIZZI STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHTS LEAD TO THE FORMAL LIVING ROOM, WINE AND DINING ROOM, GRAND FAMILY ROOM, GAME ROOM AND HUGE EAT-IN KITCHEN. THE STATE OF THE ART THEATER AND CONCESSION STAND ARE STEPS AWAY FROM THE 1000 SQ FT GYM OR GUEST SUITE. UPSTAIRS THE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH HIS/HERS BATHROOMS, STEAM AND SAUNA AND OFFICE. 4 ADDTL GUEST BEDROOMS, 2 STAFF QUARTERS DOWNSTAIRS. SITUATED ON APPROX 2.2 ACRES. PERFECTLY MANICURED GROUNDS WITH LUSH LANDSCAPING. AMAZING POOL AND SPA W/CABANA AND OUTDOOR KITCHEN, FABULOUS CITY VIEWS, SUNKEN TENNIS COURT, NEW COBBLESTONE MOTORCOURT WITH AMPLE PARKING COMPLETE THIS ELEGANT PROPERTY.
Image courtesy Bing Maps
Lawrence also owns a mansion and a nearby smaller property in Purcellville, VA. The larger home (shown above) measures 5 Beds/7 Baths on 21,517 sqft on a total lot size of 18.27 acres built in 1980 and last purchased for $1,250,000 on May 1997 or November 28, 2005 according to two different online sources. 

Image courtesy Bing Maps
The second property (shown above) contains an Unknown number of beds/3 Baths on 1,250 sqft on a total lot size of 10.01 acres built in 1980 and last purchased for $533,500 on February 27, 2004. This property is directly south across the lake from the larger property mentioned above which is shown below. I am not sure if Martin owns the lake and the properties in between. 

Image courtesy Bing Maps
Shown at the bottom with basketball court. Image courtesy Google Maps
Lawrence also owns a Toluca Lake property (shown above) that I believe was his first home and might be used by family now or an investment property. The home measures 4 Beds/4 Baths on 3,529 sqft on a total lot size of 0.58 acres built in 1974 and last purchased on July 31, 1992 for $640,000. 

 Image courtesy Google Maps
And here is one bonus. Lawrence's brother, Robert lives in Chatsworth which according to one gossip source has been responsible along with his sister-producer, Rae Proctor, for ruining Martin's career and marriages. Make of that what you will. The home (shown above) measures 5 Beds/4 Baths on 3,604 sqft on a total lot size of 0.41 acres built in 1980 and last purchased for $525,000 on October 19, 1999. This home might also be near the former Desilu Ranch owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz but dont quote me here.

Other celebrities living or previously lived in Encino discussed on this blog are the following:
  1. Improv king, Ryan Stiles, unloaded Robert Byrd Designed home for $3.1 million on May 2013. 
  2. Singer Marc Anthony purchased an Amestoy Estates home for $2.5 million in May 2013. 
  3. Funnyman Kevin James recently sold two homes; the larger mansion for $5.5 million in May 2013 and the smaller home for $1.6 million in March 2013.
  4. The late Warren Cowan, who was a publicist to the stars, just sold for $2 million on March 2013.
  5. Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family is currently available for $2.1 million.
  6. The late Fred Travalena's long time Encino home currently listed at $1,425,000. 
  7. David Hasselhoff's long time Encino Mansion currently priced at $3,795,000.
  8. Joe Simpson's Royal Oaks Mansion which is currently listed for $4,395,000
  9. The former Al Jolson Estate which was owned by Charlie Sheen at one time is listed for $6.5 million. 
  10. The former home of Selena Gomez just sold for $3.5 million in December 2012.
  11. Heidi Saban Stills (father is billionaire Haim Saban) home just sold for $2.4 million in February 2013.
  12. The former Macy Gray home is available for $5.9 million.
  13. The former Joey Lawrence home just sold for $1.875 million in February 2013.
There are many celebrities who previously or currently call Encino home like Tori Spelling (former), Scott Baio (former), the Jackson Family compound, Leighton MeesterAnnette Funicello's fire destroyed homeBrian BloomTamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert (former)Vampire Diaries Director (former)Jennifer Morrison (former)Dave GrohlDonald Penn, and Shirley MacLaine (former) to name a few (or several).

You can view more SFV Celebrity Real Estate here

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