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I. Marlene King Buys Encino Home For $5.3M

The "Pretty Little Liars" scribe scored a pretty sweet estate.

When you’re the creator of some of Hollywood’s most popular TV shows, you need a stylish mansion to match. And for I. Marlene King, writer/creator of Pretty Little Liars and Famous in Love starring Bella Thorne, that time has finally arrived. King just dropped $5.3 million on a six-bed, seven-bath spread in the sun-drenched San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino, CA, where stars like David Arquette and Frankie Valli have also dropped anchor recently.

Tucked behind gates, this Cape Cod-style home is a newly-constructed beauty that looks picked directly out of New England. Measuring 7699 square feet, the sprawling home combines its traditional construction with unique contemporary design. Step inside the 21-foot entryway, into the dignified foyer featuring wide plank French Oak floors and wainscoting. Pitched/wood-beamed ceilings tower overhead as you continue to the the living room, where a fireplace is a great spot to gather with family. A formal dining room has plenty of built-ins, while the more casual family room comes with another fireplace. On the first floor, a one-bedroom suite and custom media room offer privacy from the rest of the home, while upstairs, three bedroom suites complement the sprawling master, where a fireplace, terrace, dual closets, and massive bathroom provide every amenity one could desire. Ideal for entertaining, the home also features a separate rec room and a wet bar inside, as well as an outdoing living room with a fireplace and dining area for barbecues. A sprawling swimming pool and grassy yard make this estate the picture of peaceful Southern California living.

This isn’t King’s first foray into Los Angeles real estate; Back in 2003, she bought a $1.65 million home in West Hollywood, CA. And the stars of her most famous show have also made out very well in the real estate world: PLL alums Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Tyler Blackburn have each scored some prime properties in the City of Angels last few years.