This sprawling Spanish hacienda was designed in 1941 by Myron Hunt, the versatile architect whose projects included the Huntington Library, the Ambassador Hotel, Caltech, and the Rose Bowl. But here's a welcome change of pace: the pulchritudinous property is located not in Pasadena, but in Encino. Sited on a 6.4-acre lot south of Ventura Blvd., the 7,274-square-foot residence features six bedrooms, four and a half baths, hardwood and tile floors, beamed ceilings, a fireplace, swimming pool and spa, a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, and "private chapel and campanile tower." Last sold in 2003 for $2.695 million, it's now asking more than double that--$5.75 million, to be precise.
· 17128 RANCHO St [Sotheby's]