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Nightclub King's Circular Encino House For Sale For the First Time

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This house belonged to a guy who really knew how to live (the answer is almost always "in two circular buildings connected by a glass pavilion," right?). According to, the Encino four bedroom belonged to Joby and Helen Lewis--Joby "was the owner/operator of Lake Tahoe’s Cal-Vada Lodge gambling house and night club, where he gave the then unknown comedy duo Rowan and Martin the opportunity to open for Nat King Cole." He also ran lots of other nightclubs and liquore stores (and allegedly had mob ties), while his wife Helen handled the finances. The 1972 house was designed by Benton Park Candreva in what the listing calls "mid-century modern meets Las Vegas glam," and it still has its original chandeliers, brass sunburst doors, and rosewood. Rotunda one is two stories and holds the bedrooms; rotunda two is one story and holds the public spaces. For its first go ever on the market, the house is asking $2.9 million.
· Circular House, Colorful History in Encino (PHOTOS) []
· 17862 VIA VALLARTA [Redfin]