Woof, woof, woof! Arsenio Hall — best known as the 1990s leader of those exuberant late-night “Dog Pound” fans — has settled into a stylish new real estate kennel of sorts. Though the former talk show host already owns a Tarzana mansion he picked up from “NCIS” actor Sean Murray last year, he’s just doled out $5.2 million for a modern farmhouse-style home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Calabasas.
Located in an exclusive guard-gated community, the house was built in 1996 and has been extensively reimagined since then. The two-toned white stucco and wood-accented structure comes complete with five bedrooms and six baths; more than 5,400 square feet of two-level living space boasts blonde hardwood floors and soaring ceilings throughout.
Resting amid a secluded cul-de-sac, on a parcel of land spanning over an acre, Hall’s new spread is fronted by a circular driveway flanked by a four-car garage. A steel-and-glass door pivots into a double-height foyer displaying a curving staircase, with highlights from there including a formal dining room, plus a fireside living room adorned with a wet bar, wine display and glass sliders spilling out to a covered terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining with an adjacent barbecue center.
Also standing out on the main level is a gourmet kitchen outfitted with rift-sawn white oak cabinetry, an eat-in island and top-tier appliances, plus a family room warmed by a stone fireplace stretching to the ceiling. Upstairs, a sumptuous master retreat features a fireplace, seating area, private balcony and dual walk-in closets, as well as a luxe bath equipped with a dressing area bookended by vanities, soaking tub and shower.
Additional amenities can be found outdoors, where the grassy and fenced grounds hold a pool and spa surrounded by a sundeck, fire-pit and sport court. Topping it all off: a viewing and entertainment deck sequestered all by itself toward the rear of the property.