Cosmetics CEO sells mansion in Irvine’s Shady Canyon for record $25M

Joni Rogers-Kante first listed the property for double its final sale price

Cosmetics CEO Sells House in Irvine’s Shady Canyon for $25M
SeneGence's Joni Rogers-Kante and 76 Golden Eagle in Irvine (Google Maps, SeneGence)

Cosmetics mogul Joni Rogers-Kante has sold a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Irvine for $25 million, a local record. She initially sought $50 million.

The founder of SeneGence traded her Mediterranean-style manse at 76 Golden Eagle in Shady Canyon, a gated golf course community in the hills five miles from the coast, the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times reported. The buyer was not disclosed.

Rogers-Kante bought the seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom house from sports radio jock Jim Rome in 2017 for $12.7 million, which also set a local record.

“(The house) has shattered city records for a reason,” Ariana Gaffoglio of Official, who handled both sides of the deal, told the Register.

“The home exceeds buyer expectations in every category: architecture that feels rich in history, modern amenities you’d expect to only find at a five-star European resort and an indoor-outdoor living experience in one of Orange Country’s most sought-after neighborhoods.” 

Shady Canyon, with 300 homes on nearly 1,100 acres, has drawn celebrities such as baseball stars Albert Pujols and Mark McGwire, plus best-selling author Dean Koontz and Alteryx Executive Chairman Dean Stoecker.

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The holder of the previous Irvine record, which sold in January at 60 Golden Eagle for $17 million, is down the street from the new record breaker.

Rogers-Kante, who had revamped the nearly 1-acre estate, first listed it in 2021 for $50 million, then dropped it to $40 million, then ratcheted it down to $30 million before settling for the $25 million sale price.

The three-story villa, built in 2004, has coffered ceilings, hand-painted murals and a theater, gym, spa, wine cellar, game room, elevator and a six-car garage.

Arched doorways open out back, where an infinity pool overlooks the golf course.

Rogers-Kante is the founder and CEO of the multilevel marketing skin care company SeneGence International, based in Lake Forest.  

— Dana Bartholomew

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