Now that Kenya Barris has dropped a hefty $7.3 million on some swank new Toluca Lake digs, it seems the award-winning writer/producer (“Black-ish,” “#BlackAF,” “Girls Trip”) no longer has any need for his more modest — but still huge — house in Studio City’s nearby Colfax Meadows neighborhood. And he’s looking for a big profit on the latter place, hoisting it back onto the market with a $7.4 million ask; Barris paid paid songwriter Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou $4.6 million in an off-market deal for the house barely two years ago.
Originally built way back in 1936 but completely rebuilt in 2017, the walled and gated estate is sited on a 0.38-acre parcel fronted by a three-car garage and grassy lawn dotted with mature trees, and features six bedrooms and seven baths. Inside, just over 6,600 square feet of open-plan living space is adorned throughout with wide-plank hardwood floors. Garnering attention on the main level are formal living and dining rooms, plus a spacious great room boasting a gourmet kitchen outfitted with Wolf and Thermador appliances that abuts a breakfast area and family room. French doors open to provide a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle, and there’s also a refrigerated wine display cabinet.
Upstairs, the expansive fireside master retreat holds a sitting room, view balcony, and stylish bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and stone-clad shower. Elsewhere in the place are several guest bedroom suites, a media room, private office, and basement with plenty of room for a lounge, studio or gym. Outdoors, a covered al fresco dining area has a built-in barbecue, and a pool and spa surrounded by a sundeck flanks a pool house sporting a kitchenette.
In addition to his Studio City and Toluca Lake homes, Barris also maintains a duo of Encino properties: a 4,500-square-foot dwelling he paid $3 million for in 2017, and a 9,600-square-foot contemporary mansion acquired in 2019 for $7.5 million that served as a model for the house used in his semi-autobiographical Netflix series “#BlackAF.”
The listing for the Studio City house is held by Shavonda Hill of Re/Max One.