Best known for his roles on “Oz,” “Lost” and “Claws,” Harold Perrineau has substantially upsized his residential circumstances in Los Angeles. Several months ago he sold a just-over-2,300-square-foot home in West Hollywood for a smidgen under its $3.1 million asking price, and tax records show he’s just dropped close to $3.3 million on up a brand-new home of nearly 5,000 square feet in an unpretentious if hardly inexpensive pocket of Encino.
Described in marketing materials as a “contemporary farmhouse” with “modern elegance and timeless touches,” the boxy and stone-accented smooth concrete two-story villa features an open floor plan, soaring fourteen-foot-high ceilings and a comprehensive array of smart home technologies. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms throughout the L-shaped home that sits behind high fencing and even higher hedging on an 8,400-square-foot corner parcel with an attached three-car garage.
Wood floored living and dining spaces flow easily into one another and include a formal sitting room with fireplace and a wine-tasting nook next to the glass-fronted wine closet that’s built into the triangular space underneath the stairs. Ten-foot-tall sliding glass doors disappear into the walls in the spacious dining area, while the adjoining open-plan chef’s kitchen sports both pale blue and natural wood cabinetry along with a giant window over the sink that slides open to an outdoor snack bar.
Three en-suite guest bedrooms spoke off around a second-floor lounge fitted with surround sound for optimal TV and movie watching, while the primary suite includes a private balcony, a chunky minimalist fireplace, a fitted walk-in closet and spacious bathroom.
Fenced with strategically placed tropical plantings that partially obscure neighboring homes, the not especially expansive backyard packs in a large dining patio, a small but thick carpet of lawn and a swimming pool and spa backed by a midcentury-modern inspired shelter for getting out of the scorching summer sun.
The property was listed with Josh Altman and Marisa Rokstad of The Altman Brothers at Douglas Elliman, while Perrineau and his wife, former actress Brittany Perrineau, were represented by Alexandre Anu, also with Douglas Elliman.