Nestled in a picturesque valley amid the scenic and unspoiled foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this equestrian estate combines total privacy with gracious indoor-outdoor living. Perfectly sited on nearly twelve acres in the exclusive private community of Country Ridge Estates, this Wallace Neff-inspired Spanish hacienda offers expansive views of tranquil canyons and mountains from every window. The refined interior architecture of the open floor plan features contemporary details and traditional elements: generous space, high ceilings, large windows, sculptural archways, and wood floors throughout.
A courtyard fountain opens to a wide loggia entry and the dramatic living/dining area with fireplace and foldaway glass doors onto a deep portico with a fireplace and peaceful space for dining and relaxation. The top-of-the-line chef's kitchen features a huge island, eat-in dining area, professional appliances, and spacious butler’s pantry, plus French doors and gorgeous views to the pool terrace and mountains beyond. There is also a separate bar, temperature-controlled wine room, and enormous family room with beamed ceilings and windows on three sides. Each of the six bedrooms, including two master suites, is complete with custom-designed walk-in closet and lockable room for valuables.
In addition to a poolside guest house with kitchen and covered patio, the magnificent grounds feature a salt water pool, jetted spa, sauna, fire pit, two gas fireplaces, cabana, gym/yoga room, outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, two covered patios, art studio, bicycle shed, and fenced vegetable garden. There is a horse stall equipped with feeder and water filler, a turf soccer field, a playground with adult and kids zip lines, balance ropes, and swings, and eight acres surrounded by white horse fence. Parking includes a five-car garage plus ample driveway parking for 20 cars. Additional features include two laundry rooms on each floor, whole house water filter, separate reverse-osmosis drinking water filter, alarm system, and smart home automation systems manageable by phone.
Just minutes from the heart of Calabasas, the 101, and Malibu beaches, this is a remarkable estate, designed for private enjoyment and sophisticated entertaining.