Serra Retreat is a little known slice of heaven nestled in the hills of lower Malibu Canyon. Originally planned as the home of Malibu’s Rindge family, Serra Retreat has been the home of Franciscan Friars since 1942. It remains a tranquil spot for serenity and reflection to this day. As you can imagine, having Franciscan Friars as your neighbors has its perks. For starters, it’s blissfully quiet. You can also enjoy the ultimate sense of privacy, given the fact it’s completely gated and comprised of only 100 lots. One of these exclusive residences has quietly entered the market for a not-so-inconspicuous price tag: $21,750,000.
Called “The Lake House,” the recently completed 7,247 square-foot Serra Retreat residence is an “entertainer’s paradise,” says listing agent Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Malibu. The chic contemporary rests on approximately 1.7 acres of flat land was finished with the highest quality materials available: seamless soft concrete, scraped chocolate Oak floors, Fleetwood pocket sliding doors and a state-of-the-art Crestron home automation.
Modern lines prove to be the architectural language of choice inside. For example, the dramatic great room opening up to the expansive back yard reveals a 72′ custom Beadcrete Black Sea pool (which resembles a lake — and is no doubt where the residence gets its name), an outdoor kitchen & bar, tennis court and sunken fire pit. The kitchen is equally sophisticated with 3-inch chiseled edge Black Rock Leather stone granite counters, large center island and separate butler’s pantry.
Upstairs, a sexy and romantic master suite overlooks the impressive grounds while a luxurious master bathroom with infrared sauna, steam shower, tub and large dressing room offers a moment of Zen.
There is also a double gated motor court, four-car garage and abundant parking for hosting guests.
Located in the heart of Malibu just seconds from Cross Creek’s finest shops and restaurants (you’ll have your eye on nearby Nobu), this rare and beautiful Lake House blends the best of both worlds — seclusion and social connection. “There is truly nothing like this home available anywhere in Malibu,” concludes Dazzan.
Listed for $21,750,000, the Lake House offers four bedrooms and four baths. For more information, call Sandro Dazzan at (310) 435-7556 or visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com.