Richard Pryor's Former Estate Hits Market for $2.9M

Melissa Di Meglio

Located in Northridge, the 2.2-acre compound includes six buildings and a luxurious 65-foot swimming pool.

Richard Pryor's former estate has hit the market for $2.9 million.

Located on Parthenia Street in Northridge's "Sherwood Forest," the compound spans 2.2 acres and houses six buildings: a main house, guest house, pool house, gym, office and children's playhouse.

Dubbed the "Wrigley chewing gum estate" by Barbara Walters, who interviewed the late standup comedian at his home in 1979, the property offers over 9,000 square-feet of living space.

Aside from the four-bedroom, four-bathroom main house — which was rebuilt in the style of the original following the 1994 Northridge earthquake and includes a formal living and dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, library, family room with sunken bar and billiard and game rooms — the estate's guest house offers home-away-from-home living for visitors. Guests can be nearby yet maintain their independence in the one-bedroom, two-bathroom stand-alone, complete with a living room, kitchen and sauna.

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the compound doesn't skimp on its offerings. Amenities included in the backyard space include a 65-foot swimming pool with spa, waterfall and slide; tennis, tetherball and basketball courts; a putting green; a BBQ pavilion; and an abundance of orchards, gardens and trees.

Pryor purchased the home in 1974 and lived there for several years. He died in December 2005 at the age of 65.

Jason Peteler and Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents. See photos of the property below.

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