Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Encimo estate for sale

Ronnie James Dio's estate in Encimo on the market for $3,333,000

Photos by Marco Franchina, courtesy of the official listing with Marko Babineau at Gibson International.

Its residents have included Ron Howard, Tom Petty, Samuel L. Jackson, Dick van Dyke
Heavy metal musician Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in May, and his Encino home has just been put on the market this week for $3.333 million. The home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, over 5,000 square feet of living space, and was built in the style of an English manor. Usually listings like to boast about how new all the appliances are, but this one highlights antique features: "200 year old wood [floors] from France, pub bar from the Kings Arms in Chiqwell Essex, England c. 1820, & custom stained antique windows from the 18th & 19th centuries." Don't forget the antique cathedral windows in the master bedroom, circa 1790! As is befitting a rock legend, it also comes equipped with a custom music studio.