Home Of The Week
2244 Mandeville Canyon Rd
With a lush, private setting on over an acre of grounds, this distinguished architectural estate is both comfortable residence and welcoming retreat. Through handsome gates and along an impressive drive, the property opens to reveal the architect’s vision expressed in stone, steel, glass, wood and an appreciation of truly magnificent light.
A stunning great room is detailed with exposed steel beams, wraparound walls of glass, stacked stone fireplace, barrel vaulted wood ceiling, beautiful stone floor and doors opening onto the patio, pool and gardens. Comprised of a double-height entry, spacious sitting areas and dining area, this large space flows into the adjacent family room with an additional dining area and chef’s kitchen. Here canyon views are highlighted by glossy wood floors and custom cabinetry, and the kitchen is equipped with high-quality stainless appliances, a stone-topped island with a breakfast bar and generous storage space.
On the first floor, the home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a walk-in sauna, an office and a large laundry room. At the top of the graceful staircase is a wood-and-steel bridge that overlooks the great room and leads to three bedrooms with high ceilings, including two master suites, one with a fireplace, spa bath, walk-in closet and a library/office that opens to a private deck.
Combining flat and terraced areas with the feel of a nature preserve, the backyard has its own meadow, lawn, and spacious patio and deck with a Santa Maria barbecue, pool and spa. A waterfall tumbles musically into a pool at the foot of a shaded glen. On the lowest level, there is a three-car garage plus ample guest parking. With gorgeous sight lines and elegant, restrained design in a harmonious setting, this is modern living at its best.