Although she has continually surprised us through the years transforming herself into a downtown no-nonsense office manager for paranormal exterminators and a scoffing lady-of-the-80’s interior designer who made glamour her business, acclaimed actress Annie Potts’ self-aware wit shines through in her roles and in her personality.
Kind yet tenacious, ethereal yet practical, the same charisma Annie Potts brings to iconic hit television shows and films infuse the stunning 6,481 sq ft Tarzana, California home she has recently put on the market for $6.495 million.
Built in 1934, the distinctly Spanish-style home sings with old-world touches that reflect a time when construction was creative, painstaking, and made to last. A current of Spanish flair runs through each and every room, in the regal archway doors and windows, the brilliant stained glass, and the intricately-carved wood door.
Robust chunky exposed wood beams take the starring role in many rooms of the 5 bedrooms, 6 bathroom home, impossible not to notice. Floors and baseboards are done in textured terra cotta tile, coloring both the indoor and outdoor palette is warmly spiced hues of orange, rust, and vanilla. The spacious primary bedroom includes a sitting area, fireplace, hardwood floors, and wide sliding glass doors that open onto a private patio and lap pool.
The dining room and great room also feature warm and welcoming stone fireplaces and a wealth of natural light, from large archway-shaped clear and stained glass windows in the dining room and an entire wall of windows in the great room. Shelves and bookcases inlaid into the timeless plastered walls offer functional and attractive storage. An open floor plan combines the kitchen with an informal dining room and sitting room, with a lengthy kitchen island angled against the room’s lines providing a luxurious space for food prep.
The bright blue and cream tile design pops against the warm terra cotta and orange tones and pays homage to Spanish decor traditions. An additional circular counter creates even more cooking area, along with a fireplace, white appliances, and beautifully weathered blue cabinetry to match the room’s bold tile pattern.
Perfectly situated on 1.5 acres generously dotted with palms and shade trees, the outer areas and facade of the home continue the rich Spanish hacienda ambiance. An extensive stone patio and walkways frame the house and connect to other amazing facets of the property, such as a guest cottage, a stone-and-shrubbery-lined lily pond with a tiered fountain, a sprawling pool and spa surrounded by palms, cacti, and stunning greenery that surrounds the entire outdoor area with vibrant-hued blooms.
Residents and guests alike will enjoy the tennis court and the outdoor kitchen with terra cotta tiles, ample counter space, and weathered wood cabinets for storage. This property even has a rustic ‘treehouse’ deck surrounding one of the substantial trees.
Explore this unique property and marvel at the ornate details like built-in archway-shaped cabinets adorned with etched glass doors and a delicately-styled iron stair railing. The timeless European feel of the decor, color palette, textures, and touches possess the kind of character made especially for a fun and quirky personality like beloved actress Annie Potts. Nominated for a Golden Globe and winner of a Genie Award, Ms. Potts’ talents are showcased in 30 films and 33 television programs including standout roles in hit 80’s movies Pretty In Pink, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.