Jennifer Lopez ventured into the hotter-than-hot real estate market in Encino, California, this summer, and returned with the keys to this $1.4 million investment property. A revised 1948-built charmer, the 2,200 square-foot Spanish-inflected bungalow features a stucco exterior and a tile roof. The home’s façade features a prominent bay window.
There are three bedrooms and three baths in this heavily renovated house. The shared living space has been opened up, with kitchen, and living and dining areas, in one fluid, uninterrupted progression. Newer floors in wide-plank hardwood have been finished in a natural tone, and the fireplace has been revised. From the kitchen a set of fold-away doors opens to the covered patio.
Original details in the home include a series of semi-vaulted ceilings finished in plank; in the main living area, they’ve been painted black, contrasting with the white walls and ceilings; but the master bedroom receives the flourish too, and there it is left as knotty pine.
The master also features a shoji screen partition between bedroom and closet space; one of the closets is lined in cedar. The home contains a second suite for guests.
The property exterior is modest, but available space is used very well. The patio—which is positioned by the garage and office space—is shaded by a slatted pergola, and floored in beige tile.