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Celeb R.E.: Ryan Stiles Unloads Robert Byrd Designed Encino Home At A Loss

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Hot off the presses from the always informative Lauren Beale at LA Times Hot Property is the latest celeb R.E. gossip of Ryan Stiles who just sold his Encino mansion for $3.1 million on May 30, 2013. 

Stiles was born in Seattle, Washington and later moved to Vancouver where he started his comedy career at the age of 17 dropping out of high school. He eventually landed a spot on the original British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? then later was on the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway. He also played a role on The Drew Carey Show and Two and Half Men

The home measures 5 Beds/5.75 Baths on 7,361 qft on a total lot size of 0.86 acres. According to the listing description, the home was designed by renowned architect Robert Byrd who who also designed the Benedict Canyon home where Sharon Tate was murdered of the Charles Manson gang, the Robert Taylor Ranch in Mandeville Canyon, and The Rock'N'Roll house of Frank Zappa in Laurel Canyon known as The Tree House. The listing description states:
Outstanding Robert Byrd masterpiece located in Encino, south of the Boulevard on a quiet tree lined street in Rancho Estates. 2 story showplace on under a flat acre. Private, gated perfect for entertaining, perfect for celebrities, perfect for artists. Large open spaces. Walls for artwork, French windows, doors, hand hewn wood floors, high vaulted ceilings and four fireplaces. This property offers 4 in-suite bedrooms , plus maids' suite, 6.5 baths, office, den, formal dining room, large eat-in gourmet country kitchen. Full media screening room, projection room, and loft. Master suite overlooks commanding expansive park-like backyard with pool, spa and large outdoor barbeque area for entertaining.
This home was previously owned by Academy Award-winning makeup and special effects artist Stan Winston, who expanded the house adding a screening room. The house was first listed back on February 27, 2010 (as reported by the LA Times) for $3.9 million, then dropped to $3.499 million on July 2, 2011, and finally listed at $3.1 million on March 24, 2013. The home was originally purchased for $3.45 million on October 2, 2003. So,  Stiles reduced the sales price $800,000 from the original listed price back in 2010 at $3.9 million and even worse took a $350,000 hit based on the original purchase price of $350,000 not factoring in taxes, commissions, renovation expenses, and carrying costs. 
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Stiles is no stranger to the SFV as he previously lived in Liberace's infamous Sherman Oaks home (shown above) custom designed by Liberace with a piano shaped pool starting in 1997 paying $525,000 and selling on March 2004 for $1,210,000 netting Stiles a profit of $685,000 which was discussed on this blog

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Stiles also maintains a Bellingham, Washington home on Lake Samish (shown above) which is about 35 miles south of the Canadian border. The home measures 7 Beds/5 Baths on 3,921 sqft on a total lot size of 2.2 acres built in 1993. Stiles purchased this property on September 21, 1999 for $1 million. 

Its not known where Stiles is headed to next but maybe he is downsizing to a smaller home in the SFV. 

Other celebrities living or previously lived in Encino discussed on this blog are the following:
  1. Singer Marc Anthony purchased an Amestoy Estates home for $2.5 million in May 2013. 
  2. 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.
  3. The late Warren Cowan, who was a publicist to the stars, just sold for $2 million on March 2013.
  4. Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family is currently available for $2.1 million.
  5. The late Fred Travalena's long time Encino home currently listed at $1,425,000. 
  6. David Hasselhoff's long time Encino Mansion currently priced at $3,795,000.
  7. Joe Simpson's Royal Oaks Mansion which is currently listed for $4,395,000
  8. The former Al Jolson Estate which was owned by Charlie Sheen at one time is listed for $6.5 million. 
  9. The former home of Selena Gomez just sold for $3.5 million in December 2012.
  10. Heidi Saban Stills (father is billionaire Haim Saban) home just sold for $2.4 million in February 2013.
  11. The former Macy Gray home is available for $5.9 million.
  12. 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).

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