Back in 2013, Eugenio Derbez wrote, produced, starred in and directed the Mexican comedy-drama “Instructions Not Included,” which went on to become the highest-grossing Spanish-language film worldwide with over $100 million in revenue. Soon after, the 60-year-old showbiz veteran relocated from his native Mexico City to Los Angeles, where he co-founded the bilingual production company 3Pas Studios. He’s been on a hot professional streak ever since.
Not only has Derbez’s studio signed several recent deals — including a first-look deal with TelevisaUnivision’s streamer Vix, a development deal with Encantos for kids content and a re-up of a first-look film deal at Lionsgate — but he also played high school choral director Bernardo Villalobos in the Oscar-winning movie “CODA”; and he’s set to star in the Hulu series “The Valet,” premiering May 20.
Unsurprisingly, Derbez’s burgeoning success enabled him to purchase a $7.8 million home in the Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood a few years back. Though he still owns that place, records reveal he’s now considerably upgraded his residential circumstances, doling out $14 million for a sleekly designed mansion in a coveted pocket of Encino. He scored a deal on the property, which was originally listed for just under $15 million.
Newly built this year, and described in the listing as “a contemporary modern masterpiece,” the three-level structure is tucked away behind gates on a little more than a half-acre of land. Inside, seven bedrooms and 10 baths are spread across 11,000-plus square feet of open-plan living space. Expansive walls of glass offer picturesque city lights views, and also open to provide seamless indoor-outdoor environs.
A set of back-lit steps leads up to a towering front door, which opens into spacious interiors decorated with blonde hardwood floors and designer light fixtures accented by high ceilings. From there, a living room is adorned with a massive linear fireplace bathed in veined marble and the formal dining room sports a wet bar.