Michael B. Jordan buys the Encino house – DIRT


It’s good to be Michael B. Jordan.

Nominated for an Emmy in 2018 for the sci-fi thriller “Fahrenheit 451,” the “Fruitville Station” and “Black Panther” star was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2020. He has several high-profile movies to come, notably the third installment in the “Creed” franchise, which will also mark his directorial debut, and it grossed $15 million for last year’s streamer “Without Remorse.”

Now, as his star continues its steep upward trajectory, and even before he completes the pending sale of his multi-million dollar Hollywood Hills bachelor pad, the 35-year-old actor has improved his residential situation with the $12.5 million acquisition of a grand and brand new mansion in the popular and ever more expensive community of Encino in Los Angeles.

There should be plenty of room for Jordan and his showbiz scion girlfriend Lori Harvey, adopted daughter of comedian/TV host Steve Harvey. Set behind gates on approximately half an acre, there are a total of eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms, plus four more powder rooms, in approximately 12,300 square feet of wooded contemporary living space. The property was listed jointly with Dennis Chernov of the agency’s Chernov team and Adi Livyatan of Rodeo Realty; Jordan was represented by Andrew Mortaza and Bryan Castaneda, both of The Agency.

Highlights of the modern farmhouse-style abode clad in charcoal planks and slats include a 20-foot-tall wooden front door that opens to a spacious open-plan space accented with slatted wooden wainscoting and of an indoor waterfall. A custom staircase connects all three floors — there’s also an elevator — and disappearing walls of glass make indoor and outdoor living a breeze. The huge double-island kitchen sports custom cabinetry, and the entire property is protected by a high-tech security system controlled by a state-of-the-art smart home system.

Whether in the main house or one of the annex structures, each of the bedrooms includes a private bathroom, while the master suite has two bathrooms, a fireplace and a balcony. A dedicated shoe closet complements a pair of sumptuously fitted walk-in closets.

A subterranean level filled with leisure and leisure options offers a lounge with professional bar, a cinema room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar enclosed in glass, and a spa treatment room with a wall of opening windows on a spa lined with white marble-like material.

Pancake-flat and surrounded by mature trees, the backyard has plenty of evergreen faux grass, a built-in barbecue and bar, plus a trendy pool and spa. A trio of free-standing pavilions include a pool house with soaking tub, an alfresco poolside lounge, and a two-story guest house with a second-level bedroom that overlooks a courtyard and directly into the master bedroom.

Jordan is expected to close the sale of his Hollywood Hills home, which has a price tag of nearly $7 million, soon, but for now he’s clinging to a large home in Sherman Oaks that he snapped up in 2015 for just over $1.7 million.


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