In this week’s issue of Closer Weekly, actor Kevin Sorbo — along with his wife, Sam Jenkins, and three children, Octavia, Shane and Braeden — invite the magazine into their Westlake Village, Calif. home.
Kevin tells Closer the family moved out of their house in Bel Air and into the two-story Tuscan stunner so the kids could “have a better place to live and more space to play.”
In order to make the home a perfect fit for the family, about 75 percent of it was redone. “We had guys here from 6 in the morning till 6 at night for about six months,” says Kevin, who adds, “The kids got used to them being part of the family.”
As part of the renovations, Kevin and Sam added hardwood flooring, custom fixtures and converted two of the five garages into a home theater. The theater houses all of Kevin’s memorabilia, including one special item.
“When they said, ‘That’s a wrap on Hercules,’ they handed me that sword,” he recalls while pointing to his character’s famous prop.
His favorite part of the house, however, lies outside, just past the pool: the “man cave.” The stand-alone spot serves as a gym, where Kevin spends his time working out while watching TV or gazing at the incredible landscape around him. “I love the view,” he shares.
When he’s not in his man cave, Kevin can be found inside the house with his wife and children, often in the “really cozy den” where they enjoy playing music and holding puzzle nights. He tells Closer, “I just love the feel of that room.”
For more great photos, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!