It’s a quick turnaround in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley for sportscaster and TV host Michelle Beadle. She now has her updated 1960s ranch house in Encino on the market at $3.35 million, a not particularly profitable amount over the almost $3.2 million the former ESPN host shelled out for the roughly 4,100-square-foot spread less than six months ago.
Set on more than a quarter acre along a sweeping curve in a well-maintained and unassumingly affluent neighborhood in the rolling foothills of the not-too-long-ago not-so-chic but nowadays ever-more expensive and desirable suburb, the single-level sprawler’s four en-suite bedrooms and four full and two half bathrooms include a guest room outfitted as a fitness space and a spacious main bedroom complete with easy backyard access, a marble bathroom and walk-in closet lined with custom wood built-ins.
Open-plan living spaces are anchored by a massive, marble-sheathed see-through fireplace and jazzed up with a temperature-controlled and glass-walled wine cellar is conspicuously positioned to show off important and rare vintages to anyone and everyone who steps through the front door.
The ample back-to-back living and dining spaces have huge glass sliders that facilitate an easy transition to the entertainment-minded backyard; a trio of skylights over the kitchen ensure natural light all day long; and a dedicated home theater includes a projection system and built-in bar. Other notable features include wood floors, in ceiling speakers throughout and a smart phoned controlled state-of the-art home automation system that, among other safety features and conveniences, operates the home’s automated window coverings.
Outside, there’s a long built-in bar and grilling area with a water feature at one end and a fire feature at the other, while a circular zero-edge pool spills over into a teardrop-shaped saltwater swimming pool.
This is not the only real estate news that Beadle, reported some years ago in The Hollywood Reporter to be pull down some $5 million a year during her second stint a ESPN between 2014 and 2019, has made during the pandemic. Last summer she hung a $4.375 million on her former home, also in Encino, that was quickly sold for $4.3 million — a $550,000 chunk over the $3.75 million she paid in 2016 for the then brand-new home — to Dr. Jaye Azoff, eldest daughter of Hollywood kingpin Irving Azoff.