John Francis Daley, an actor and writer who got his showbiz start on the cult classic series “Freaks and Geeks” and more recently co-starred in the popular crime dramedy “Bones,” has splashed out more than $3.9 million for a post-modern contemporary sequestered down a long private drive shared with one other home in the affluent hills above Encino, Calif. The almost 5,500-square-foot residence, on an elevated parcel of nearly an acre, with panoramic views over a wide swathe of the San Fernando Valley, has three en suite bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms plus a poolside bathroom with exterior entrance and an attached casita with another half bathroom.
The front door opens directly into a cavernous entertainment space divided by a fireplace with a stainless steel clad flue theatrically suspended from the ceiling. A turquoise-colored wet bar anchors one end of the unconventionally shaped space, and a sleekly outfitted kitchen at the opposite end features lustrous snow-white cabinets and a doublewide island with vibrant cherry-red counter top.
Two en suite guest bedrooms and a plushly appointed home theater complete the main floor; the master suite occupies the entire second floor with floor-to-ceiling windows, a huge walk-in closet and a sleek bathroom. There’s also a projector and drop-down screen plus private access to a roof terrace with wrap-around views. Large banks of glass slip into the walls and merge the house to outdoor living spaces that span about 4,300 square feet, with covered patios, sunny terraces, a swimming pool and spa and an outdoor kitchen and dining room that adjoin a casita with half bathroom.
Daley, co-writer with Jonathan Goldstein of the 2015 installment of National Lampoon’s “Vacation” film series as well as the screenplay for the 2017 box office blockbuster “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” continues to own a mid-century residence high above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an over-the-mountaintop view of the downtown skyline that he acquired in early 2013 for $1.35 million.