Singer John Ondrasik has sold his 4,078-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Encino area for $1,095,000.
As we continue to dig out from our absence and write about items that others have written about but not yet us, we wanted to highlight this item, which first was written about -- we think -- by Blockshopper.com. We, however, broke the story of Ondrasik's listing of this house back on April 13, when he had it on the market for $1,299,000. Indeed, records show that Ondrasik sold the house in June to buyers who are not celebrities.
Ondrasik purchased the house, at 5311 Encino Avenue, in 2001 for $791,000, according to public records. Built in 1921, the house has four baths, hardwood floors, a formal dining room, plant shutters, four fireplaces, a step-down family room, a master suite with French doors, and a fourth bedroom that is used as an office/den, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the gated property include a pool, a covered patio with a built-in barbecue, a large lawn and a private brick patio with a spa, according to listing information. It’s a little unclear to us how big the property is. Listing information says it’s approximately an acre, but public records say the property measures only 45/100 of an acre (19,554 square feet). So who knows for sure.
Drama has occurred at this house in the past. Back in July 2004, a burglar stabbed Ondrasik’s housesitter more than a dozen times. The crime wound up being an inside job, however; the culprit turned out to be a fellow who has having an affair with the wife of Ondrasik’s housesitter. Ondrasik had been in Las Vegas at the time of the incident.
We have no idea why Ondrasik, who is a southern California native, is moving on. As always, we’ll keep you posted on anything we learn about where he is off to. Stay tuned.