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According to the listing description, the former home of Pernell Roberts who played "Adam Cartwright" on the TV western series Bonanza (1959 - 1965) has hit the market in Northridge for $750,000 on April 30, 2014.
In addition to performing in Bonanza, Roberts also played as the chief surgeon "Dr. John McIntyre" on the TV show Trapper John, M.D. (1979 - 1986). I wasnt able to verify if Roberts truly owned this home as I believed he probably lived in it during the 1960s to 70s which online property records dont typically go back that far. Additionally, the Movieland Directory did not list any Northridge or SFV homes. However, a website devoted to Bonanza mentioned Roberts living in a Northridge home but unfortunately doenst list an address. So relying on the realtor here for the truth but if you plan to purchase this home because of its celebrity connection, conduct your own due diligence. Roberts recently passed away in his Malibu home on January 24, 2010 at the age of 81 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. You can also read a tribute to Roberts here.
The home measures 5 Beds/3 Baths on 2,707 sqft on a total lot size of 0.63 acres built in 1953. The listing description states:
Real Estate's Best Address! Sherwood Forest. This unique fully remodeled contemporary gated entertainers dream was once owned by Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright on television's Western series Bonanza). This property has since been utilized for filming on numerous occasions. Its grounds are completely private with lush landscaping, including a guest house of 721 sq. ft. with covered parking. This property is fully equipped with all new stainless steel appliances (Wolf, Frigidaire, LG) in the Chefs kitchen, louvered and functional sky lights, custom colored concrete throughout, including rock formation and waterfalls with natural tropical oasis, palm trees and bamboos with fully equipped irrigation & low voltage lighting systems, and is pre-wired for audio & video, etc. Multiple structures within the parcel as well as a motor court which will accommodate well over 30 automobiles. Paparazzi proof! Shown to qualified buyers only! E-mail proof of funds and pre-approval letter to LA2.The home was last purchased on August 12, 2003 for $631,000. If sold at today's price, the seller stands to gain $119,000 before any expenses like renovations, carrying costs, and commissions.
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