This exceedingly rare Arthur Porras designed Mission Hills residence offers a 6357 square foot home on 5.96 serene acres. This quiet retreat in the center of the city provides an extraordinary level of privacy and luxury behind the patina copper gated entry. Lush front courtyard with a waterfall constructed of handmade bricks spills into a koi pond adorned with Bustamante's bronze sculpture The Frog Princess. Enjoy the restorative quality of the mature landscaping and welcoming design...See supplement.. A fertile rose garden, historical wisteria trellis, and a eucalyptus grove serve as the backdrop for this lush canyon property. In the evenings, enjoy this panorama by the light of the sophisticated Graphic Eye outdoor illumination system of over 120 lights. The resort-style outdoor area features a dramatic swimming pool and spa gaurded by Bronze temple guardian lions from Thailand, fully equipped outdoor kitchen and charming poolside cabana with dual bathrooms and showers. Arthur Porras designed the compound to feature perfect proportions and incredible architectural detail throughout. Extensive use of exotic woods including Flame Mahogany, Teak, and African Sapele. Generous entry foyer with limestone flooring and custom swinging mahogany door. The Great Room features soaring 18 foot box beam cherry wood ceilings, hardwood floors and a custom built entertainment center. 2 sets of lift-and-glide sliding pocket doors lead to a large wrap around travertine tiled balcony with outdoor fireplace. Enjoy peek views to the ocean from this vantage point. The formal dining room with tray ceiling and French Doors also lead to a balcony overlooking the canyon. The Gaudi-inspired mosaic walls and barrel ceiling in the kitchen will welcome and delight your guests. Viking Commercial 6 burner stove, ovens, and dishwashers along with the dual Sub-Zero refrigerators provide all that a chef needs to entertain. The Master Bedroom is a luxurious suite with drop down movie screen, flat panel TV and sliding glass pocket doors leading to the large private limestone tiled balcony. The master bath is adorned with marble counters, hand carved decorative mosaic tile floors, and dual dressing areas. Secondary bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and walk in closets. The lower level of the residence offers a patio room, office/media room, wine storage & full guest/staff quarters.
Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential.
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