Unparalleled luxury and astounding quality sits nestled amidst mature trees in the highly sought-after community of Westlake Trails. Artistic gates open to this beautiful Country French style 7-bedroom, 8-bath residence secluded in a tranquil setting. This grand estate has over 7,750 sq.-ft. of luxurious elegance, including a complete guest house featuring a patio, balcony, full kitchen, fireplace, large bath, spacious living areas and 270° of breathtaking mountain and valley views. Entering the main house through the dramatic beveled glass entry you will notice quality details that will warm the hearts of even the most sophisticated buyer; such as Enkeboll moldings, Enkeboll fireplaces (6) with Italian marble, beamed ceilings, beautiful beveled glass windows and elegant hardwood floors throughout. The chef of the family will love the gourmet kitchen boasting carved granite countertops, a large island, 3 ovens and 2 built in refrigerators. The kitchen opens to the family room – a cozy fireplace, French doors to the backyard and a laddered library. Relax in the spacious master retreat, complete with sitting area, fireplace, extensive closets and cabinetry, and exquisite spa-like bathroom, his & her vanities, marble shower and jetted tub. Entertain in the dramatic Great Room with screening area, custom carved wood bar, fireplace and balcony; or, choose the secluded backyard – inground pool & spa, and a built-in barbeque area, perfect for those Southern California nights.
HISTORY OF WESTLAKE VILLAGE AND THE WESTLAKE TRAILS
Today the beautiful community of Westlake Village has a population of just over 8,400 residents who enjoy the serene and peaceful environment just 9 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 38 miles west of Los Angeles.
With an origin of being a cattle ranch, the area was purchased in 1881 by Andrew Russell for $2.50 an acre, securing the deal with a $20.00 gold piece! Russell and his brother grazed their cattle and eventually sold the parcel to William Randolph Hearst. In 1943, Fred Albertson bought the land and the Russell’s returned to lease it again for cattle and Albertson took the remaining area of the ranch for television and movie productions.
Developers with big idea’s and a planned community in mind, purchased the ranch for $32 million dollars in 1963. With the cooperation and coordination of many fine community planners, architects, and builders, the birth of Westlake Village had begun. Preserving and protecting the natural environment to include the enhancement of the area’s environment, helped Westlake Village to be nationally recognized as one of the most successful planned community, suburb and finest areas to live, work and raise a family.
Westlake Village is transected by both Los Angeles County and Ventura County with the L.A. County Westlake Village addition incorporated in 1981. The neighborhood known as the Trails is located on the L.A. County side. The Trails is an enchanting tree lined community consisting of approximately 180 homes. It is known for it’s rural landscape, tree lined streets, split rail fencing, walking and hiking trails, and being a peaceful, safe neighborhood for those seeking this beautiful lifestyle. With close proximity to many restaurants, shops and more you will appreciate having your own private oasis within Westlake Village.
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