Eleven acres of majestic privacy and scenic beauty surround this handsome ranch estate, where spacious, rustic interiors open onto exquisitely landscaped gardens, patios, and lawns for grand entertaining and undisturbed relaxation. Complete with a guest house, pool, seasonal stream, orchard, organic garden, and vast expanses of equestrian- and vineyard-ready property, the home sits behind gates on a huge circular motorcourt at the end of a long, tree-lined private drive.
The main living areas are constructed with the materials and ambiance of a lodge: soaring wood-plank ceilings with beams and massive trusses, wood floors, and enormous river-stone fireplaces in the living and family rooms. Both rooms open to the backyard and pool, and off the family room is a charming dining area with large windows and fanlights facing the front yard, with its vast lawn and spectacular trees. The spacious country kitchen sits between the living room and family room and has generous counter and cupboard space and a pantry.
The home has two bedrooms on the main floor and, upstairs, the primary suite. This private sanctuary has high plank-and-beam ceilings, wood floors, French doors to a balcony, a fireplace, a walk-in closet, a tiled skylight bath overlooking the pool, and two marvelous pool-view turret spaces: one with built-in window benches all around, the other perfect for an office or meditation space.
Detached from the main residence is a two-bedroom guest house complete with kitchen, living room, and one-car garage. The home’s three-car garage houses the washer and dryer.
The centerpiece of the magnificent backyard is a large, solar-powered, grotto-style Pebble Tec pool and spa with impressive rock features and a waterfall. Surrounding the pool is well-planned landscaping, several large flagstone patios for al fresco dining and lounging, a fire-feature table with a built-in stone bench, and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue with bar seating.
The property’s additional features include a seasonal creek with a footbridge that leads to the gardens and a productive orchard with avocado, orange, lemon, peach, plum, and walnut trees. The irrigated gardens also feature willow, pepper, sycamore, oak, boxwood, maple, and redwood trees. Outbuildings include a maintenance structure and a kennel that could be used as a barn.
With the curving ridges of the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop, miles of hiking and equestrian trails nearby, including the iconic Backbone Trail, and an infinity of stars overhead, this is Malibu ranch living at its most tranquil.
Co-listed with Nico Franceschi | DRE #02185284 | email@example.com | 424.385.6823