In a word, stunning. Just reimagined for today’s modern lifestyle, this gated Transitional Spanish has been designer-done with casual elegance at every turn. Richly textured wall coverings and window treatments, dreamy lighting fixtures, magnificent use of marble, sleek custom cabinetry, rich, warming wood floors and architectural accents, beautiful ironwork, stained-glass windows and tasteful tilework all harmonize together to create true perfection.
The formal entry opens to a grand, sunlit, center hall with its soaring beamed ceilings and dramatic staircase leading to the second floor. Off the entry, the formal living room with its cozy fireplace, glows with authentic charm. The formal dining room is amply-sized and opens to a garden patio.
With entertaining top of mind, from intimate to large-scale, the casual wing of this home is wide open to the backyard through banks for French doors. The brilliant gourmet cook’s kitchen, the informal dining area and the large and light family/media room are all seamlessly connected. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, multiple built-ins, top-of-the-line appliances, a walk-in pantry and a large center island. There’s an adjacent butler’s area complete with temperature-controlled wine storage and as this superior home’s most special feature, a very sexy lounge and professional-feeling wet bar.
There’s a lovely ensuite guest bedroom and a gorgeous powder room and completing the first floor is a big, handsome den, perfect also as a 5th bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and access to the backyard patio.
Upstairs find three en suite bedrooms including a fabulous master retreat opening to a sunny patio taking in treetop views of this mature neighborhood. The master has a sitting area, dual walk-in closets multiple built-ins and a sumptuous, restorative master bath complete with dual vanities, an oversized steam shower and a Zen-like soaking tub. Each opening to outdoor patio spaces and to pretty vistas, there are also two nicely-sized ensuite family bedrooms. A laundry room completes the second floor.
The green and wooded backyard is quite private with its covered portico, its grassy areas and its several al fresco moments, perfect for dining and sunning around the sparkling swimmer’s pool and spa. There’s also a built-in BBQ.
The attached two-car garage comes right into the house. There’s a security system and several zones of central air and heat. Coveted Warner Avenue School District. All within close proximity to UCLA and to shopping and dining in nearby Westwood and Beverly Hills.