Daniel LaRusso’s mansion in Cobra Kai was just sold for $2.4 million and fans of the show will soon be able to stay at the 9,214-square-foot home as an Airbnb. The question is, for how much?
According to TMZ, the 6-bedroom LaRusso mansion – the setting of the epic fight scene at the end of Season 3 of Cobra Kai – was finally sold after months on the market. The anonymous buyer must have used a crane kick to lower the seller’s defenses because they were able to score the home at $200k below the asking price.
The buyer also snagged the mansion from actor Jamie Foxx, who previously showed interest in the property but didn’t have the Cobra Kai attitude to go all-in on the purchase. “Strike First” is part one of the martial art mantra and the anonymous buyer certainly struck first. Now they’re transforming the Tuscan-style home into a Cobra Kai experience, allowing fans to shack up where the amazing Daniel LaRusso lived.
The Airbnb isn’t listed yet so there is no way to tell how expensive the rental will be. However, since it was used as a set from Cobra Kai, the buyer will likely upcharge for the property. Fans of the show will be more than ready to practice their Karate in Marietta, Georgia.
That’s right, Daniel LaRusso’s mansion is not in Encino, California like the show said. Those scenes were filmed in Marietta, which means the 6-bedroom home has plenty of land for guests to practice flying kicks and other crazy Karate moves – the home is set on an incredible 1.1 ace lot.
It’s not clear when Cobra Kai fans will be able to stay at the 6-bed, 6.5 bath Villa Flora mansion but it’s possible that the buyer will list it soon. With Cobra Kai Season 4 premiering in December, the buyer would be smart to profit from the show’s hype. Wouldn’t it be cool to watch Cobra Kai Season 4 from the mansion?
“Known by millions as the LaRusso Mansion from Netflix’s smash hit, Cobra Kai, Villa Flora offers an unparalleled lifestyle right in the heart of East Cobb,” wrote Chad Carrodus, a top real estate agent in Atlanta. Carrodus was the listing agent for the pending deal. He claimed the home has “rich with history and architectural significance,” and that “the sprawling estate is set on a serene lot providing the utmost privacy.”
He claimed the mansion “is the creation of an award-winning architect and an international chef, built to serve as their personal home. The stunning Tuscan design was inspired by the couple’s time living on the Amalfi Coast – a lifestyle which they sought to recreate for their personal home.”
“Despite wanting nothing less than the best, Villa Flora was designed and constructed as a labor of love,” Chad Carrodus added. He claimed that “during the restoration, every detail was considered – from the Lodowici Terra Cota roof to the Pella doors and windows, no expense was spared. As well as maintaining a steadfast commitment to the use of only the best materials, Villa Flora was also built to be environmentally responsible.”
The real estate agent also said that the “Villa Flora has unique indoor-outdoor living, lush gardens, and stunning architectural details” – which is fit for epic Karate showdowns seen in Cobra Kai.
Carrodus also explained that the Villa Flora had many “notable guests throughout history” such as two sitting former U.S. Presidents and decorated golfer Arnold Palmer. More importantly for Cobra Kai fans, the mansion was the setting of plenty of Karate Kid conflicts, awesome fight scenes, and even budding friendships.