5011 Woodley: An Encino Landmark Updated For The Next Generation Of Legends

Built in 1932 for an early entertainment legend and later occupied by several notable figures including an astronaut and famous choreographer, this trophy home is in a prime Encino location, just moments from Libbit Park home to Encino Baseball League and in the prestigious Hesby School District. Situated on over half a flat acre, the four-bedroom mission-style home feels like a private villa and has been lovingly restored by the current owner to retain its original charm and footprint. Vaulted wood ceilings, arched entry doors and alcoves, stained glass windows, American Encaustic tiling finishes, and original signed tile floors in the main house all contribute to a sense of timeless elegance. Sprawling yards on either side of the home are meticulously maintained and equipped with outdoor patios perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Designed by renowned landscape architect Christine London, the fully gated and secure grounds include 16 imported mature olive trees, an array of citrus and fruit trees and beautifully curated shrubs and greenery framing picturesque scenes throughout the property. An oversized heated swimming pool neighbors a pergola-covered dining patio and graciously-proportioned one bedroom guest/pool house, equipped with a full kitchen, living room, full bath and secluded garden area in the back. Secure-access parking entrance and additional bonus room with en suite full bath off the garage. This magical home must truly be "experienced" and is now awaiting its next leading role!