Eighties nostalgia is alive and well in Hollywood, it seems! Not only did Peacock TV recently reboot the beloved “Punky Brewster” and “Saved by the Bell” series to much fanfare, but Fred Savage is currently executive producing a reimaging of his hit show “The Wonder Years” and the eagerly anticipated third season of Netflix’s “Karate Kid”-inspired “Cobra Kai” hit the streaming giant at the start of the year, immediately securing the number-one spot. The latter, which debuted in 2018 and is set 34 years after Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeated Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in the 1984 All Valley Karate Championship at the end of the first film, sees the two adversaries on opposite sides of the mat yet again, this time as adults, and has proved highly popular with audiences. And now, the house where a grown-up Daniel lives with his wife and children on the series is up for sale!
As first reported by TMZ, the Tuscan-inspired property is being repped by Chad Carrodus and Jere Metcalf of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and comes with a $2.65 million price tag. Initially built in 1968, but completely revamped in 2008, the sprawling pad, which is known as “Villa Flora,” comprises six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in a whopping 9,214 square feet.
Said to be located in Encino, where the “Karate Kid” movies and “Cobra Kai” are set, in reality, the house can be found at 130 Woodlawn Dr. NE in Marietta, Georgia, about 20 miles north of Atlanta. Yes, you read that correctly! Despite the ad nauseam mentions of “the Valley,” “Encino” and “Reseda,” little of the series is actually shot there. The vast majority of filming instead takes place in the ATL, which does a fairly adequate job of standing in for Los Angeles. And Daniel’s Spanish-style property plays at the center of it all. As it turns out, Hollywood has actually descended upon the picturesque pad twice!