High on a ridge with panoramic views of the city and the Santa Monica Mountains, this custom dream home in the Encino Hills was designed to take full advantage of its setting. Represented by Aaroe Estates Director Alan Taylor, the property at 17031 Countess Place is listed at $ 2,595,000.
In the entry, soaring two-story windows frame a shimmering fountain, set against a stunning vista. It’s the first of many dramatic view windows throughout the home. All of them are just a prelude to the pièce de résistance: the astonishing wraparound vista that embraces the patio and pool, sweeping from Calabasas to Burbank. Watching the colors of sunset give way to twinkling city lights from this vantage point is an indelible moment that never fades.
This home is made for entertaining on a grand scale. Host up to fifty sit-down guests in the 500 sq. ft. dining room with party-ready storage for banquet tables and chairs. Gatherings flow easily from the comfortable family room to the large library, whose expansive windows showcase the mountains and city lights. Two separate two-car garages and off-street parking for fourteen accommodate a crowd. The fully equipped kosher chef’s kitchen is ready for special events, with dual dishwashers and ovens, oversized freezer, many built-in cutting boards and massive storage.
Every inch of this timelessly contemporary home has been crafted with the finest materials and designed for delight and ease. The expansive layout is ideal for a multi-generation family, with elevator access to every floor, two master suites and all-ensuite bedrooms with walk in closets upstairs. A one-of-a-kind his and her office with half bath provides a quiet work environment.
The central vacuum, large laundry room, laundry chute and storage around every corner help to make this approx. 5,735 square foot home exceptionally easy to maintain. A large workbench in the garage and a downstairs bedroom with sewing studio mirrors are made for professional craftspeople and hobbyists alike.
The exclusive El Caballero Country Club and the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area and Wildlife Reserve are minutes away. The home is in the coveted Lanai Road Elementary School District, and has easy access to the Westside.