Veteran Tinseltown film/TV composer Robert Duncan — “S.W.A.T.,” “Castle,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “The Last Resort,” “Into the Blue 2: The Reef” — has departed Malibu Canyon for the San Fernando Valley. Property records show the Toronto native and his wife Katie recently plunked down $3.4 million for a striking Tarzana mansion. Concurrently, the couple have sold their Santa Barbara mission-style spread tucked away in the unincorporated Monte Nido area between Malibu and Calabasas to Riot Games executive Anna “SuperCakes” Donlon and her game-developer husband Martin for $3.7 million.
Duncan’s newly acquired estate is hidden away behind walls and gates, and protected by a Mul-T-Lock system and security cameras, on a nearly half-acre parcel dotted with towering palm trees. Built in 1956, but since extensively renovated, the stucco and terracotta-roof structure is fronted by an especially wide cobblestone driveway that empties out into a motorcourt flanked by dual two-car garages.
Inside, five bedrooms and an equal number of baths are sprawled across just over 5,700 square feet of white and black-trimmed living space punctuated throughout with wide-plank hardwood and tile floors. French doors in almost every room of the two-story house open to provide a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
A portico-topped entryway leads into a grand foyer displaying a wraparound staircase. From there, a living room features a decorative fireplace, while a formal dining room flaunts a glass-encased wine display and has doors spilling out to a covered loggia ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.
A cozy family room, meanwhile, connects to a sleekly designed gourmet kitchen outfitted with quartz countertops, an eat-in island, high-end Thermador and Viking appliances, and a walk-in pantry.