Lanai Road School

Possible Change In Thinking Due To This Dynamic Home

Anybody that knows me, knows that I consider myself a "city guy," meaning I prefer over the hill to the Valley. This home has quite frankly made me reassess that thinking. Reason being first and foremost is that this property is drop dead stunning. It is over 4,000 sq. ft on a 3/4 of an acre lot with views for just shy of $2.2M. Now that is far from cheap; however, if you compare that with what this would cost in either the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills or the Trousdale Estates of Beverly Hills, this property would easily go for over $6M plus. That is quite a difference. Also, maybe it is the new parent in me, but in checking out the prestigious Royal Oaks area of Encino that this lies in (just north of Sherman Oaks border), the public Lanai Road School is as highly rated an elementary school as any, and is among the few public elementary schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10.

Okay, enough about my own thinking, back to the house. This one is a mid-century home modernized and upgraded to the 9's with style and sophistication. It has a great entryway and zen courtyard with water features and a fire pit. Upon entry one is immediately struck by the high ceilings, white walls for art, beautiful terrazzo flooring, and "floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood doors that frame the panoramic city views." The living room opens up to a large family room with a bar. The walnut walls play nicely off the clean flooring. Kitchens and baths are all stunning with ceaserstone counters and custom cabinetry. The outdoor space is a haven for relaxation or entertaining. The listing agent sums it up nicely by stating, "The open floor plan flows seamlessly from indoor to outdoor spaces creating luxurious layers of living, dining & entertaining areas that blend nature w/structure." This home is just minutes to the westside as well. Simply special.

16039 Skytop Dr, Encino

$2,195,000 4 Bed 4.5 Bath 4,034 Sq. Ft 33,850 Lot Sq. Ft

If you would like to see more pictures of this home, visit this website for a more detailed tour.

Listing & Photos courtesy of Brenda Catalano - Coldwell Banker-BH North

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