Open House: Sunday, July 26 between 2 PM - 5 PM 17610 Hidden Oaks Rd, Encino
Beds, Baths: 5 BR, 4.5 BA
Floor Area: 5,432 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Rarely does a property of such character, charm and history become available for purchase. Originally built in 1929 as a retreat for Il Convento Di St Albans on just under an acre of wooded grounds, gardens and oak trees. Set above a private street, the property features a large motor court and multiple garages. The two story entry with clerestory windows is accented by extensive use of wrought iron. The sweeping staircase leads to a balcony that connects the family room, dining room, and kitchen. Tremendous volume throughout with beamed ceilinged living room, formal dining room, porticos, and large eating terraces off several rooms. Outdoor spaces include both yard & gardens, enormous pool, spa and terra cotta-tiled decks plus balconies for large scale entertaining. Romantic master with sitting room & balcony that leads to an outdoor shower; 2 addl bedroom suites -perfect for family or guests. The original chapel is now an upstairs study/den; pvte gst bdrm dwnstrs. Truly unique."
There doesn't seem to be much info available about the order of nuns the listing mentions. But if they happened to be in residence during the 1930s - 40s, their nearby neighbors would have included W.C. Fields, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, and Gary Cooper.