What's your Malibu summer dream? Try this on for size. Spacious and private, both inside and out, this handsome Spanish-style residence sits among orchards and vineyards on more than 1.7 acres. A music-lover's dream, the gated home is richly detailed with high, beamed ceilings, arched doorways, Malibu tiles, and French doors to balconies and numerous porches, patios, and areas for outdoor entertaining. Ride your bike to Nobu for lunch or Soho House for dinner; drive two minutes to legendary Surfrider Beach to swim, paddleboard and surf; host dinner parties in your vineyard or barbecue around your pool; cook with fruit from the orchard and vegetables from the kitchen garden; play soccer on the lawn; stroll to local shops and restaurants; read by the fire; hike picturesque Malibu Canyon, bird-watch around Serra Creek, then roll down the street to Malibu's own drive-in movie. This beautiful home has it all, even a dedicated media room with museum-quality rock memorabilia. The living room and large chandelier dining room share a double-sided fireplace and each have wide French doors opening to the backyard. Adjoining the dining room, with a pass-through window, is a huge garden-view country kitchen with tile floors, Carrara marble countertops, dual ovens, refrigerators, and freezers, an island with bar seating plus room for dining, a built-in desk, and a door to a casual dining deck next to the fenced vegetable garden. A hallway leads to the laundry room, and then, past shelves holding records, books, and other artifacts, to the enormous music/family room furnished with a comfortable couch, TV, and Stevie Nicks piano, and decorated with autographed guitars, sheet music, photos, a full drum set, and keyboard, vintage juke box, and French doors to a balcony that overlooks the front yard. Further along this hallway, a bedroom shares a bath with the music room. From the main entry, along with a powder room, another hallway leads to the bedroom wing, with two bedrooms and two more bedroom/office spaces. A beautiful tile-faced terracotta staircase ascends to the second floor, where the owner's retreat is complete with beamed ceilings, Brazilian cherrywood floors, a large fireplace with Malibu tile accents, dual custom closets, a Carrara marble bathroom, a balcony overlooking the front yard, and a private library-office. Additional interior highlights include multizone AC and heat, Sonos system throughout the house, and artwork by John Lennon, Ringo, and Donovan. The landscaped grounds feature a circular driveway with a two-car garage and guest parking, a large front lawn, beautiful trees, and a fountain at the front of the house. A covered porch lines one wing of the house and the tiled backyard is furnished for dining and relaxation, with multiple seating areas and outdoor heaters. The large pool, with a huge tiled guitar design and jetted spa, has an electric cover and a deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas. At the end of the pool is a tranquil Spanish-style outdoor kitchen, with a barbecue, pizza oven, and a sitting area. Behind the pool is a planted hillside, and above that, multiple vineyards and a huge terraced amphitheater entertaining area surrounded by oak trees with a dining table for 10. There are also lemon and avocado trees, with drip irrigation and landscape lighting throughout the grounds. Located in the guard-gated celebrity enclave at the foot of the Franciscan Monastery, Serra Retreat. Romantic, sybaritic, spiritual the perfect setting for treasured summer memories. Also available August 2023 for Lease.
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