At the end of a cul de sac in the hills near the Encino reservoir, this five-bedroom residence only seems removed from the hustle and bustle of the city—“a serene setting with easy access to Mulholland Drive,” the listing copy notes.
The pad has been transformed from what was in all likelihood a run-of-the-mill 1960s tract home (public records say it was built in 1966) into a very up-to-date space.
A charcoal exterior gives way to lots of light wood, white walls, tasteful wood paneled walls, and creamy neutrals inside.
The towering entryway has custom concrete tile in a blue-and-navy pattern. The space opens onto a communal space with skylights and a fireplace. Another room has its own freestanding fireplace and an enormous bar—with beer and nitro coffee taps.
The spacious master bedroom has built-in bookshelves and large sliding glass doors that open onto a slim, private balcony. Marble and stone decorate the master bathroom, which has a soaking tub and separate shower, as well as a double vanity. (The master bath is one of 4.5 in the dwelling.)
The house sits on a .6-acre lot, and makes good use of its backyard space, incorporating a raised pool, a large wooden deck and outdoor fireplace, and an elaborate outdoor kitchen with counter space, a barbecue, a large stainless steel sink, and a Green Egg smoker, because why not?
It’s is listed for $3.099 million.
- 3739 Montuso Place, Encino, CA, 91436 [Compass]