First year American Idol winner in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has not only crafted a stellar award-winning career, but over the last 18 years her creativity has taken on a life of its own. She writes and sings top-of-the-charts songs, writes children’s books, made her mark as an actress, coach on The Voice and is now host of her own television show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. But since evolving into a homeowner, Kelly has developed a unique decorating style that could easily bear her name. It shows in her waterfront Tennessee mansion, the Montana ranch where she and her family are hunkering down during the 2020 pandemic and in her stunning Encino, California mansion she has recently put on the market for $9.995 million.
Clarkson has always been popular for her girl-next-door persona and fresh, energetic personality. From growing up very poor to a staggering net worth of more than $45 million, she has chosen beautiful but functional mansions, not the soulless showoff structures that scream, “Look at me! See how important I am!” Instead, her style says, “Come on in and have some iced tea!” The rooms are always large and airy but filled with wood and industrial accents, deep coziness and feelgood textiles. Guests are impressed, but are bear hugged in warmth and friendliness upon entering. Her San Fernando Valley Encino home is no exception.
Built in 2018, the almost 10,000-square-foot home is comfortably sized for Kelly’s family of six with many indoor and outdoor venues for entertaining groups of extended family and friends. Included are formal living and dining rooms, eight bedrooms – one a master suite with its own private patio, eleven baths and a spacious kitchen and family room dining space with pool and lawn views. The layout also offers a number of private getaway spaces, both indoors and out, that provide spots for quiet meditation or to kick back and read a novel without interruption. Recreation is easy to find whether it is in the game room with its own kitchenette for snacks or the large pool deck with dining area near the kitchen or the twin bars and outdoor kitchen with fireplace and lots of space for sun loungers. The pool, spa and lawn beyond are completely private with walls and mature shrubbery. There is also a separate two-bedroom guest house.
Currently enjoying the wide open spaces and peacefulness of their Montana ranch, Kelly Clarkson and manager-husband Brandon Blackstock have decided to sell their Encino, California estate. Priced at $9.995 million, listing agents are Chris Corkum and Lisa Brende of Compass, Los Angeles.
Photo credit: Cameron Carothers for Compass