French-Country estate in beautiful North Ranch
Built in 1989 and beautifully updated with modern amenities, this 3,700 square-foot French-Country estate is further inspired by its magnificent, lush setting on a .34-acre parcel in the exclusive neighborhood of Crescent Oaks. Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, formal rooms, and a swimming pool, it offers peaceful chateau living in the heart of Westlake Village.
Front yard, side yard, and grand foyer
Lush greenery and gardens grace the front and side of the home, where the front entry is tucked away in privacy under a covered portico. The peaceful setting wraps around to the back of the home, and to the sparkling pool, providing plenty of room to run and play. A two-car garage, and one single, are behind updated lift doors, with an extended driveway trimmed in red brick. Stepping over the threshold, one is enveloped in the feel of Old World charm and warmth of faux wall murals reminiscent of a charming country manor. The travertine and marble tiled entry opens to a grand foyer, complete with volume second-floor ceilings and an ornate chandelier suspended from above. A custom scrolled banister crafted of bronzed wrought iron leads to the second level, where light streams in through two paned windows above and leads to bedrooms upstairs.
Formal living room, family room, and upstairs Veranda
To the right of the formal entry is a storybook formal living room with a loggia-style rustic beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and hearth, built-in window seat, arched windows with plantation shutters, and distressed hardwood plank flooring. Perhaps the room's finest focal point, however, is the decorative hand-painted gable wall mural that envelops the arched window for added character and charm. A magnificent terraced balcony of scrolled wrought iron wraps the open second-level hall with views to the kitchen and family room below, with a raised ceiling that further alludes to the charm of a European chalet. Expansive, custom built-in cabinetry with a vintage whitewash finish on one wall includes a media armoire flanked on each side by shelving – perfect for displaying special mementos, precious photographs, or timeless treasures. An abundance of natural light from wide glass doors and windows casts a warm glow on hardwood plank floors in the family room, kitchen, and dining nook.
Kitchen with breakfast nook, and formal dining
Evoking a working space created for master culinary artists and budding cooks to shine, the remarkable gourmet kitchen is a sumptuous study in the art of cuisine that even Julia Child would envy! Deep green granite slab counters and breakfast bar top an abundance of distressed wood cabinetry awash in antique white with brass hardware, adding French character and flair. A commercial-grade six-burner Viking stainless steel range is joined by top-of-the-line stainless appliances, including dishwasher, warming drawer, double ovens, and refrigerator. A lovely setting to start the day out right, or to enjoy quiet evening meals, the generous breakfast nook features exquisite wood wainscoting, and an alluring chandelier surrounded by three large bay windows overlooking the peaceful backyard. To the left of the entry, an immaculate formal dining room serves as a private enclave with direct access to the back patio through sliding glass doors, and to the kitchen for easy service of meals to guests. Featuring custom window treatments and a single chandelier, the inviting room is further defined by hand-painted artistic Fleur-de-lis wall coverings, and a wood chair rail around the perimeter of the dining space.
Master retreat with private nook
Upstairs, the palatial master retreat boasts a raised cathedral ceiling, dropped ceiling fans, wide windows with plantation shutters, and designer carpet. A charming feature includes a private, sun-filled nook for use as a secluded lounge, additional office space, or sitting room. Created with relaxation in mind to rejuvenate the body and soul after long days, the master bath features travertine tile flooring and shower with glass enclosure, custom antiqued wood vanities with dual sinks, integrated make-up table, and a deep jetted spa tub. An expansive, custom, walk-in closet includes built-in shelving and organizers and a large center bureau for added convenience and storage.
Secondary bedrooms and bathrooms, plus office space
Located on the grand terrace and overlooking the open family room below, three generously-sized bedrooms are light and bright with windows and share a spacious hall bath. Designer attributes include dual sinks on a custom wood vanity topped with ceramic tile, artistic travertine flooring, and shower/tub combination. One bedroom on the main level would serve multiple uses for guests, older children, parent-in-laws, as a study or playroom. The possibilities are endless. A full bath across the hall provides a shower and designer amenities, and custom vanity. A large, private downstairs office offers contemporary built-in desks and cabinets with ample space to create a working environment, or the unique possibility of incorporating a media, game, or play room, home gym, or studio. A single French door provides a separate entrance and exit on the side of the home.
If you are in search of a private, picturesque oasis to entertain family and friends, this is it! Set on just over one-third acre with mature palm and shade trees, lush landscaping and colorful planters, this secluded enclave offers plenty of room for volleyball, tag football, or lawn games. With multiple patios and terraces, the backyard also features a built-in flagstone barbecue island with a stainless-steel gas grill for delightful outdoor entertaining and dining, sparkling free-form grey patina swimming pool, and a raised jetted hot tub with waterfall trimmed in natural flagstone.