High above Sunset, surrounded by glorious canyon and ocean views, this gated compound in Brentwood is a romantic world inspired by Old California and enhanced by modern luxuries.
A long drive curves past the guardhouse to a sweeping terracotta-tiled plaza and the first glimpse of the estate’s picturesque architecture and clay-tiled roofs. Inside, a rich environment of beamed ceilings, gleaming Saltillo tile floors, French doors and lavish hand-painted tiles unfolds. The entry is flanked by archways framing the formal living and dining rooms, highlighted by massive chandeliers and fireplaces with Italian imported stone mantles.
The gourmet kitchen is enriched by artisan tiles and beautiful reclaimed barn wood floors. A large wood-topped island, stone counters, built-in seating area, custom cabinets and soaring beamed ceilings complete the effect. The kitchen is equipped with high-end stainless steel appliances as well as extra built-in commercial grade refrigerators. A large pantry and a separate laundry room complete this area.
Nearby, a family room with kitchenette, opening to the patio, adjoins a children’s playroom. A den with wet bar and a screening room with home theater, blackout blinds, wet bar and half bath complete the gathering spaces. Also on the main level are five bedrooms and seven baths, including three bedroom suites. An attached bedroom/security room/gym with three-quarter bath has a separate outside entrance.
A curving staircase with custom iron rail leads to the high-ceilinged upper level master suite, whose wraparound balcony enjoys unobstructed views of the ocean and canyon. Other highlights of this luxurious setting include dual walk-in closets, showers, toilets and dressing areas; a Jacuzzi; imported Brazilian countertops; and security shutters.
The finished basement has one bedroom, a full bathroom, a living room with French doors to the grounds, a kitchenette and a storage room. The area directly accesses a two-car attached garage currently repurposed as two bedrooms. A three-car garage off the courtyard currently houses an office and tea/flower room. Both garages can be easily reconverted.
Set on a double lot surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping, the home is made for memorable gatherings, inside and out. Amenities include a full-size tennis court, pool with rock waterfall and spa, treehouse, playset with in-ground trampoline, and inviting grassy areas and patios. A lovely outdoor plaza off the kitchen features two trellis-covered dining areas and a fireplace. To the rear of the home, a sweeping 800 square foot deck overlooks the canyon.
Advanced home systems include recessed lighting, surround sound, security system with cameras, and central HVAC with four independent zone controls. Other features include copper rain gutters, multiple large storage sheds and parking for over 20 cars.
Lot Acres: 2.35