JUST SOLD! 9 Saddlebow
Arguably the finest location in Bell Canyon, this inviting Mediterranean architectural estate sits on a very private 1.24 acre promontory surrounded by city light views in the front and the tranquil vistas of the Santa Monica Conservancy in the rear. From the moment you drive up the long private drive you are struck by the incredible sense of serenity that resonates throughout the property. Entertaining was at the forefront of the design process with comfortable formal spaces scaled perfectly for large events or a casual dinner among friends. This custom home has recently undergone an extensive remodel both inside and out, utilizing the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, elevating this residence to the next level.The careful placement and abundance of windows flood the home with natural light and frame the majestic views in every room. Soaring ceilings throughout provide a sense of great volume to all the rooms. Step through the custom iron entry doors and you are greeted by an attention to detail and designer touches that are just too numerous to list here. These are a few of the highlights. The comfortable living room offers beamed ceilings and a custom limestone fireplace with a 100 year old Brazilian barnwood mantel. The formal dining room is lit by a custom chandelier and walls of custom glass doors framing the romantic sunsets. The new center island kitchen offers rich custom cabinetry, gorgeous full-figured granite and the very best Miele appliances. The inviting family room features an incredible custom stone fireplace, built-in entertainment center and an espresso and wine bar. The downstairs bedroom has been transformed into a beautiful, paneled study. Upstairs, the secondary bedroom suites are generous in size with walk-in closets and designer bathrooms. The master suite offers the perfect retreat with inspiring panoramic vistas that capture both the sunrise and sunset with two spacious viewing decks. The spa-like master bath is finished with Botticino marble, a fully automated soaking tub and a beautifully handcrafted his and hers walk-in closet. This home also offers a full state of the art Home Automation System. Outside you will find the lush, mature landscape provides the perfect backdrop to this one of a kind setting. The rock-trimmed freeform pool with a tranquil waterfall feature helps set the mood for any outdoor experience.The huge pergola provides the perfect place to gather complete with built-in BBQ, a generous dining area and plenty of room to unwind while enjoying the verdant grounds or to simply capture a peaceful moment reclining back into a chair bathed in the sunset. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a truly custom estate with a one of a kind setting.