Montecito Park is full of surprises. Its small hills, mature trees, and curved streets seem to hide so many special properties. This three-story estate on almost 30,000sf of grounds will be a surprise, even to neighbors, as it is hidden so well in plain sight.
At the top of its driveway rests this one owner traditional with six bedrooms, four baths, and tranquil views out over the Oakmont Country Club and the rest of this neighborhood. The formal entry and its soaring ceiling invite you to this grand yet comfortable home. The formal living room is truly grand with a raised beamed ceiling, rich wood floors, a huge fireplace hearth, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the east side of these unbelievable grounds. The kitchen will please any chef with its huge center isle, gorgeous stone counters, high end appliances, and a breakfast room surrounded by glass. This culinary space opens to the large step-down family room which has its own fireplace and very cool wet bar.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and two baths. The primary retreat has a large bedroom with a sitting room, fireplace, walk-in closet, and its own bath with views. The main floor has a bedroom suite/home office/den while the bottom floor is a guest house unto itself with a large bedroom, bath, and a living room of its own. This ground floor also has an impressive glass wine storage room and direct access to the attached three car garage.
But you have not seen grounds like this in Glendale. The east portion is a beautifully landscaped gentle grade with a DG walking path through a native landscape to the top viewing area. The west portion is an orchard of two dozen pampered olive trees with another DG path through them to a private wine tasting area. There are also two stone patios with BBQ, spa, views, a pizza oven, and solar panels. There is just more here than I am able to capture in words.
offered by: Craig Farestveit