This blissful retreat in Mandeville Canyon celebrates nature's bounty
Want to relax in a picturesque oasis surrounded by landscaped surroundings that seem far from the hustle and bustle of the big city — with succulent-lined hillsides and meandering paths that lead through a garden dotted with lounging areas and stone fountains? In Brentwood's Lower Mandeville Canyon neighborhood, this idyllic home might be an ideal place to settle down if you have an extra $8 million burning a hole in your pocket.
The quality of this house is out of this world because it was built for her family by a published designer, says Rich Report. Redwood trees of 80 feet or more surround the property, providing a feeling of luxury. The property gives off a sense of retreat.
Over three-quarters of an acre in size, and featuring walls of glass capturing the leafy scenery, this secluded cul-de-sac property was originally designed and built in 1989 by designer Jackie Morgen and husband Lowell. It showcases a "desert modern design with Santa Fe touches," according to Howard, which was updated throughout its history by the Morgens and the current owners.
Upon exiting the gated driveway, a flagstone walkway leads around to a glassy double front door, which overlooks a spacious motorcourt and attached three-car garage. There are four bedrooms and five baths within the three-level living area. High wood-beam ceilings, stone floors, antique Spanish-style doors, and Vietnamese woodwork decorate the interiors. Upon request, furnishings are also available for purchase.
Wet bar steps lead to a stylish kitchen with wood cabinetry, eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances, and breakfast nook adjacent. Additionally, a formal dining room and a master suite with a sunken soaking tub and stacked-stone fireplace are featured.
There is also a family room, living room, office, sauna, wine cellar, and gym in the house. As for the grounds, created by Los Angeles-based landscape architect Patricia Benner, they feature a manicured lawn topped with a spherical steel sculpture by artist Gino Miles, as well as an al fresco dining area warmed by a stone fireplace, a fire pit, an integrated barbecue, a sparkling pool and spa with a waterfall, and an al fresco dining area.