Tom Petty’s Former Encino Pad Lists for $5M
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Tom Petty’s Former Encino Pad Lists for $5M

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By Kathryn M.
Built in 1989, the recently remodeled estate inspired several of Petty’s songs and once held his recording studio in the basement.

A piece of rock history is up for sale once again in Encino, California. The former estate of late music legend Tom Petty was recently listed after selling a year ago to music-industry executive Randy Spendlove. A renovation in 2018 led by designer Jenna Mattison modernized the very spaces where Petty practiced and hosted other musicians, updating finishes while paying tribute to the original owner. 

The home's distinctive architectural features are revealed the moment you walk inside. Exposed wood throughout the home is actually redwood that was stained grey to resembled driftwood and to also reflect rather than absorb all the natural light pouring into the home.

The rocker lived at the location for many years, building this home in 1989 after an arsonist destroyed the original structure. Petty reportedly wrote his iconic song, "I Won't Back Down," following the traumatic experience, using the defiant lyrics as a message to his family's attacker. Divorce and foreclosure eventually led to a local development team purchasing the home and completing the renovation.

A formal dining room is located behind the great room in a central parlor space. To the right is a family room with sunken seating area, while the left leads to another living area and the kitchen.

With nearly 11,500 square feet of living space, the expansive residence offers six bedrooms, as well as eight-and-a-half baths. The contemporary home also features soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams, and windows exposing gorgeous canyon views from every angle. Keep scrolling to see more of this celebrity estate, currently listed for $4,995,000.

Open to the living room and kitchen is a small seating area. Throughout the home, extensive fenestration warms the interiors with natural light and offers views of the green surroundings.

The large kitchen features exposed beams and a brick alcove that was originally a fireplace. Other finishes include Carerra marble contrasting with shades fixtures of bronze and copper. 

Musically inspired spaces throughout the home pay homage to the professions of its former and current owners. Here, a small pavilion off of the living room holds a baby grand piano and opens to a large deck.

Another example is the media room, which retains an original sunken seating area that Petty once used as a performance pit for practicing his acoustic guitars.

The home offers two en-suite master bedrooms: one upstairs and this one on the main level. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors stretch along two sides of the room, offering warm natural lighting and direct access to a private deck.

A serene, spa-like master bathroom features a stand-alone soaking tub and a wall of glass overlooking a private garden. The bathroom is one of two attached to the suite.

A look one of the four secondary bedrooms, several of which include lofted areas for extra storage or sleeping space. Large sliding doors and a cathedral ceiling create a bright and airy atmosphere.

Also located upstairs is a calming yoga studio with soaring gabled ceilings.

Once Petty's recording studio, the basement level is now outfitted with a wine cellar, gym, massage room, and creative work space. However, remnants of its former use remain, with a vocal booth and mixing station.

Outside, a covered patio overlooks the pool and spa. An outdoor kitchen and built-in grill make entertaining a breeze.

Nestled into a canopy of trees, the three-story home offers numerous outdoor areas overlooking the lush landscape.

The Tom Petty Estate, located at 4626 Encino Ave in Encino, CA, is currently listed for $4,995,000 by Jade Mills and Tiffany Mills of Coldwell Banker.

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