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Celeb R.E.: Jonathan Frakes from Star Trek and Genie Francis From General Hospital Move to Woodland Hills

Images courtesy Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty
On August 14, 2013, the fine folks at Zillow Blog discussed a Woodland Hills home purchase by Star Trek actor Jonathan Frakes and his actress wife Genie Francis from soap opera General Hospital for an even steven $1 million on August 2, 2013. 

Frakes and Francis first met while filming the television series Bare Essence. They met again during the filming of the miniseries North and South and started dating in 1985. The became engaged in 1986 and married on May 28, 1988. 

The home measures 3 Beds/2.25 Baths on 2,035 sqft on a total lot size of 0.60 acres built in 1941. The listing description states:
A serene retreat in the middle of suburbia, hedged, gated and private. Park-like grounds surround this quaint remodeled Vista De Oro ranch house in one of Woodland Hills most desirable neighborhoods. Enjoy nearly an acre of flat property accented by an antique barn and adjacent one of the last standing orange groves in the San Fernando Valley. This large property is a true escape from city-life. The charming main house was originally custom built in the 1930?s, the interior featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 ? baths. The gorgeous master bedroom overlooks the beautiful landscaping and includes a spa-like bathroom with walk-in closet, tub and steam shower to help you unwind after a long day. Wood-burning fireplaces create warmth in the family room as well as one of the bedrooms, which is currently being used as an artist?s studio. Rich wood floors throughout and beamed ceilings in the living room add to the comfortable country setting; while French doors in the den allow you to enjoy the sweet breeze and fresh garden aromas inside and out. This inviting property also includes a spacious detached work or entertainment space adjacent to the 2 car garage, as well as extra acreage to build. Experience this remarkable find for yourself and imagine the possibilities.
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Francis/Frakes also own a Beverly Crest home that was purchased on September 28, 1994 for $1.5 million and appears to still be owned by them but not sure in what capacity which could be an investment property or simply as a second home. 

At some point in time, this Hollywood couple moved to Belfast, Maine where Francis owned a store called The Cherished Home which sold home furnishings and accessories. In 2008, the couple moved back to CA to focus on their acting careers living in Beverly Hills which I am assuming was their Beverly Crest home and then renting a home in Calabasas possibly at 4218 Vicasa Drive but I cannot confirm so dont quote me. Its also possible that Francis/Frakes rented a Tarzana home at some point on 5062 Calvin Avenue but I cannot confirm so dont quote me. The Cherished Home store was sold in the fall of 2012 due to Francis' workload with the soap opera, The Young and the Restless. 

Image courtesy Google Maps
On a somewhat related note, I can confirm that Francis's mother, Rosemary Daley, owns a modest 2 Bed/1 Bath on 1,185 sqft home in Valley Glen that was purchased on January 12, 1993 for $120,000. The online property records are rather conflicting as another website states that Genie sold the home to Rosemary for $150,000 on August 16, 2001. I doubt Genie sold a home to her mother but you never know these days. 

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