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Fresh on the MLS is the rather unique and secluded home of long time actress Shari Belafonte in Box Canyon near West Hills. The 3 Bed/3 Bath with 3,465 sqft on a lot size of 6 acres spread over 3 parcels built in 1956 is known as "The Castle" because it simply looks like a castle. The home was listed on October 9, 2013 for $1,260,000. Oh and one minor detail, this home is located a stones throw away from Rocketdyne.
For those not familiar with Shari Belafonte, she is the daughter of Harry Belafonte who is an actor and actress best known for singing the "The Banana Boat Song." Shari is known for her role in the 1980's TV series Hotel and as a spokesperson for Slim-Fast during the 90's. Shari has performed in a variety of roles since the early 80's, recorded two albums in the late 80's, and was a still photographer in the mid-2000's.
The listing description states:
Celebrity owned home known as " the Castle" now available! Dramatically surrounded by natural rock and tucked away in Box Canyon sits this one-of-a-kind 4000+sq ft 3BR /3 B home on 6 acres ( 3 parcels). This home features an exquisite living area w/ Australian walnut floors , Arizona river rock, 3 frplcs, gourmet kitchen with granite and cherry wood, rebar & cement walls, French doors and a breezeway that leads to a covered patio, deck and pool. This castle is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the privacy & tranquility of a truly magical setting.
Shari purchased this property back on June 28, 2001 for $630,000 which if sold at today's asking price would net a profit of $630,000 before expenses or bascially double what she originally paid. Is that a coincidence or not?
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Shari is no stranger to the SFV as she previously lived in a Sherman Oaks home measuring 4 Beds/4 Baths on 3,759 sqft on a total lot size of 1.01 acres built in 1949. Shari sold this home on June 26, 2001 for $1,485,000 which coincides with the Box Canyon purchase discussed above. Shari's purchase price of this home is unknown. The reason for the sale or her future home is unknown but hopefully she will still call the SFV home.
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