Listing of the Day
Location: Encino, California
Price: $8.5 million
Simply touring this estate and its three contiguous residences set atop a one-and-a-half-acre knoll in Encino, California, might be enough to make a person burst into song.
Owners Jim and Jodi Simon built the Spanish Revival style main house, guesthouse and staff quarters in 2014. They enlisted local architect John Andrews to fulfill their vision of marrying modern luxuries to the romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
“He is known to integrate modern elements into old world design,” Mr. Simon said of Mr. Andrews. “This included open spaces and synergies between rooms that didn’t exist in yesteryear, such as kitchens interplaying with living rooms while still maintaining period integrity.”
All rooms, from the elegant 6,000-square-foot main house to the cozy 3,000-square-foot guesthouse, open to intimate outdoor living areas, which is the quintessential expression of the California lifestyle.
Panoramic vistas are visible throughout the home by way of oversized windows and folding walls of glass. Toward the southwest, the rolling hills evoke a Tuscan countryside, and to the northeast, the city views pop against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains.
Potential buyers include “everyone from CEOs to famous musicians,” Mr. Simon said. “It has the kind of signature compound feel that checks off all the boxes for the discerning buyer who loves the area.”
The property’s three contiguous homes and pool casita comprise more than 10,100 square feet of separate but cohesive living spaces, which include a total of seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
“The one-fifth-mile walking track that surrounds the property is pretty special,” said Mr. Simon, who had a difficult time choosing his favorite feature. “The master bathroom is magical by every measure. The outdoor fireplace with sitting area is perfectly suited so that it can be enjoyed from the living room and the pool casita is a very serene place to do yoga and meditate in.”
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, Encino residents can enjoy the surroundings’ natural beauty while being in close proximity to nearly everything Los Angeles has to offer, from famous locations to glamorous shopping and restaurants. The estate is a 20-minute drive from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and about 30 minutes away from the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk, The Grove and even Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Agents: Mark Rutstein and Horacio Ledon, Iconic Homes
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