A secluded resort ranch in La Canada? Yes…down a long private tree-lined drive, the gate opens to a grand motor court round-about with a lush front lawn, water fall, and a 9-hole putting green and sand trap, with The Cowboy in the center welcoming all friends.
Yet this is just a hint of the resort-like rear grounds with its sprawling manicured lawns, mature trees, and pampered gardens. And within the scenic setting is the massive organic shaped pool by Aqua Artist, accented by a water fall, long slide, and an elevated spa. Two BBQ stations serve the upper and lower out door entertaining areas. The lower area also overlooks the large sport court that is ideal for pickleball. In 1992 the Owners commissioned an authentic California-ranch-style bunk house with a high ceiling of peeled bark beams, custom wood trim, wrought iron accents, and a rounded saloon-style bar serving nothing but hospitality. It also has its own full kitchen and bath.
The house itself was custom built for this Owner in 1986. They have loved raising their family in this tastefully understated estate with its six bedroom and four bath, single story floor plan of just over 5,700sf. The formal entry opens to the step-down living room with a high ceiling, fireplace, and view out over the rear grounds. The large dining room with suede covered walls is formal as well. The large kitchen was updated with country French details including a beamed ceiling, thick wood counters, a built-in breakfast room, and high-end appliances. Off the kitchen is huge step-down family room with a raised ceiling, custom wet bar, game table, and its own heart-warming fireplace. This room opens to an authentic two-story loggia that overlooks the rear of the estate. The main hall leads to five bedrooms and three full baths. The primary retreat is a sanctuary with a large bedroom, fireplace, walk-in closet, office, private balcony, and its own primary bath. Just a few of the many features include a huge gym, wine storage, guest suite, an attached three car garage, and the award-winning schools of this neighborhood.
offered by: Craig Farestveit