Living room view to Dining room

If you’ve been looking for a home in California for any length of time, you might begin to feel like you’re lost in a sea of Mediterranean villas. Not that there’s anything wrong with red roof tiles, arches, earthy tones and the ubiquitous palms swaying in the coastal wind. But to some younger generations of buyers (especially those who grew up in California), these features may not always feel so…oh, how do we say this…fresh. No, some buyers today want minimal design, sleek appliances, cooler tones and a little bit of edge…the Apple of residences. Or simply give them a classic mid-century à la Neutra or Eichler, and they’ll call off the home search.

Now here is a home after their hearts: a contemporary architectural in Encino, an affluent, yet somewhat still affordable L.A. suburb in the San Fernando Valley. It offers all of the materials and finishes they could possibly dream up, plus a large open floorplan concept (how oh-so-modern!) with soaring ceilings and incredible volume. The rooms flow seamlessly from the dramatic entry, to the spacious living areas, to the gourmet kitchen featuring Calacatta gold marble, Viking appliances, and SS fixtures. There’s a media room and gym/family room… there’s walls of glass opening to the outdoor living spaces…there’s even an elevator!

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Six en-suite bedrooms have been thoughtfully designed for family living, while the master suite serves as the ultimate retreat with glass walls, private balcony, spacious walk-in closet and a master bath with a steam shower, infinity tub and dual sinks. True to Southern California form, the home opens up to nature with a marvelous upper roof deck for outdoor living/entertaining. The expertly landscaped backyard below also offers the ultimate getaway with limestone patios, infinity pool, spa, waterfall and guest house with roof deck.

Represented by Sally Forster Jones for $4,995,000.

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