The house that singer-songwriter Joe Pizzulo bought more than 20 years ago in Encino Woods has sold for $1.4 million. Jodie Francisco with our Sherman Oaks-Metro Art office was the listing agent for the 2,575-square-foot home, which fetched $51,000 over the asking price after multiple offers.
Built in 1948, the charming, ranch-style house behind a white picket fence has traditional details such as box and picture windows, a gradually sloping gabled roof, and a brick walkway to the covered front porch. Black shutters visually pop against the white lap siding.
Inside, thick crown molding and wainscoting in the living and dining rooms maintain the house’s pleasant vibe. The living space includes an updated kitchen, breakfast nook, office, three bedrooms, and 2.75 bathrooms.
French doors open to grounds with a brick patio, a brick-rimmed swimming pool, lawns, and mature trees. The detached garage has a bonus room.
Pizzulo is known for his collaborations with bossa nova-jazz musician Sergio Mendes, among others. He is one of the lead singers on the 1983 hit “Never Gonna Let You Go,” which appears on Mendes’ self-titled album. He has frequently worked with Mendes, and as a background singer with artists such as Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, and Alice Cooper.