Woodland Hills, CA
5 Bedroom | 5 Bathroom | 5,069 sqft
This is a brilliantly sited home designed by Russell Harris Architects and built by Zuckerman Building Co. This 5069 square foot Tudor, aptly named the revised Windsor, was completed in 1988. As you approach the home you are treated to a beautiful view of the rolling hills of the Santa Monica Mountain conservancy. The hillside on the west side of the street rises gracefully to the open space of Lasky Mesa, a former filming location famous for its sunset images. You can see Lasky Mesa in Gone With The Wind, among other movies. The home is an original 5 bedroom and 4.5 bath Valley Circle Estates revised Windsor model secluded at end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Unlike most homes in cul-de-sacs or in hillside developments, the lot is very wide with over 170 feet of frontage. The width of the lot allows for effective buffers from adjoining homes on both sides. This benefit is in addition to the view of the San Fernando Valley from the back yard all the way to the Cahuenga Pass. When you pass through the front entry you will immediately experience the impressiveness and drama of an oak spiral staircase crafted with massive newel posts resting under a 30 foot high turret. Your eye will be drawn by the sweep of the railings to a magnificent Schonbek Old World model crystal chandelier mounted in the turret. Two other Schonbek chandeliers along with several Schonbek sconces and ceiling fixtures adorn the main living space. In the living room the very traditional motif is accented with a solid oak paneled wall that runs the length of the open-concept living room and dining room. The focal point of the paneled wall is a masonry fireplace having a hand-carved Federal style mantel and a slab Italian marble hearth. Amenities include an updated Leviton/HAI home automaton/security system, 5/8' drywall throughout, 1 ¾' solid oak interior doors; a beautifully maintained oversized 3' thick butcher block island in the kitchen; Baldwin door hardware; a generous walk-in pantry with its own back panty and wine room; a completely remodeled master bath with a private water closet and Toto Washlet toilet. A general purpose room was added in 1994 that has an ensuite bathroom and a separate office. This room, which had been used as an in-home gym, has a wall of windows facing one section of the gorgeous and well-maintained gardens surrounding the home as well a Lion head fountain and the swimming pool. Almost all of the backyard is hard-scaped for water conservation with serpentine patio surfaces and garden walls of real used brick and an elegant mix of cream and charcoal colored natural stones.