Encino Circular Home For $2.9 Million

08/08/2011 10:09 am ET | Updated Oct 08, 2011

This circular Encino home is on the market for the first time since its construction in 1972. It is priced at $2.9 million.

The mid-century modern home, designed and built by Benton Park Candreva AIA, is actually two rotunda structures connected by a glass pavilion. The four bedroom, four bathroom house has 5,377 square feet of living space and sits on 1.33 acres of land. The official listing calls the property "Las Vegas Glam," for its floor-to-ceiling glass walls, chandeliers, and spiral staircase.

The "Vegas Glam" description also pays homage to current owner Joby Lewis and his late wife, Helen. According to Helen's obituary, the couple owned Hollywood nightclubs, Lake Tahoe's first casino, and was "instrumental" in helping set up Lebanese and Syrian immigrant families in the liquor and grocery store business. More from

In the late 1950’s Joby Lewis 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 owned Lewis’ Monte Carlo, which was adjacent to the Tahoe Biltmore, and ran various Hollywood nightclubs and liquor stores during the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

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