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Encino compound with a speakeasy, recording studio seeks $30 million

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  • The gourmet kitchen in the main house. (Photo by Daniel...

    The gourmet kitchen in the main house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • The game room features an original 1930s speakeasy. (Photo by...

    The game room features an original 1930s speakeasy. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • The mid-century house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

    The mid-century house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • A fireplace anchors the living room in the mid-century house....

    A fireplace anchors the living room in the mid-century house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • The sauna. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

    The sauna. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • The kitchen in the mid-century house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler...

    The kitchen in the mid-century house. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

  • The recording studio. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

    The recording studio. (Photo by Daniel Dahler Photography)

An Encino compound with four houses, a recording studio and a 1930s speakeasy is on the market for $29.995 million.

The owner of the 2-acre-plus property sought to gauge interest privately by marketing it for $39 million in February 2022, the Wall Street Journal reported at the time. It recently surfaced on the multiple listing service at its current ask.

According to the MLS, the listing comprises two separate addresses.

Within 13,375 square feet of living space are 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and multiple entertainment areas.

The seller is investor Patti Hillis who told the Wall Street Journal she spent over $15 million over the years restoring and expanding the property. Records confirm Hillis and her ex-husband, a parallel computer pioneer Danny Hillis bought the properties in July 1999 for $1.8 million and in June 2010 for $1.04 million.

Of the two addresses, the largest holds a lake and the main house, which dates to 1934 and later underwent renovations.

Inside the house are hand-hewn oak and pine floors and tall wood-beamed ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features European appliances, a large center island with seating and a butler’s kitchen.

There’s a custom library, art studio, workshop, school room and a lower level that, according to the listing, could accommodate an extensive wine collection.

The game room conceals the speakeasy.

Outside is a courtyard with a fireplace, a 55-foot pool, a separate spa and a sauna/changing house.

Elsewhere, two guest cottages and a restored 1957 home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a living room anchored by a large stone fireplace add to the accommodations.

The mid-century abode also contains a recording studio.

Other highlights include stables with a horse turnout and bunk room, multiple barbecue and pizza oven areas and storage buildings.

Gwen Banta, Patricia Hodson and Anthony Paradise of Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.

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