Home of the Week: Chateau Opulence Amid Glendale Seclusion

Step upon the grounds of an opulent chateau, remote but moments from the best of L.A., and transport yourself to a realm of 1920s grandeur amid a soiree of Hollywood’s most renowned icons. One of Glendale’s original and most storied estates, this home affords itself an exquisite entrance to the past and present, drenched in history yet ornamented by modern finishes throughout.


Thoughtfully sited at the base of the Verdugo Mountains with astonishing views of the Hollywood Hills, the estate boasts unrivaled seclusion while mere moments from the best of Hollywood and DTLA. Recently featured in the Los Angeles Times, the enchanting property, located at 1021 Matilija Road, is listed with Associate Partner Michelle Chavoor and offered at $3,085,000.


Set upon a 24,238-square-foot lot, inclusive of an expansive backyard, manicured gardens, pool & spa and fully-equipped guest house, this home exemplifies spacious and deluxe living in a matchless locale. Follow the portico’s stately fountain to the threshold and enter the luxuriously adorned foyer, where you will find an adjacent great room bedecked in extravagant custom details, including a 4-foot fireplace and carved mantel. Here, grand French doors lead to the 3-tier front yard and unto gardens reminiscent of a Parisian landscape.


To the right of the foyer, enter yet another generous living space that seamlessly intersects with the home’s dining room and onward to a state-of-the-art kitchen. Trimmed in a blue and white aesthetic, the kitchen is teeming with ornate details and elegant floral imagery to summon delicate French design. Lined with floor-to-ceiling doors, the kitchen accesses an impressive terrace, gazebo for outdoor dining, and flows to a detached guest home.


Before ascending the first-level staircase, revel in the warmth of a library enriched by dark wooden hues and shelves of oak. On the second story, enter the sumptuous master suite that abounds in elegance, framed by wall-to-wall closets, a spa-like bath and adjoined by a Juliet balcony. Just beyond the master are four additional bedrooms, one of which enjoys a large patio and chandeliered gazebo.


Built with the intention to captivate and entertain Hollywood guests in the 20s, the home basks in sophistication yet has been updated with countless amenities, including a first-class entertainment room and an oversized pool and spa with an outdoor dining area. Thus, the estate embodies a contemporary re-imagination of a fabled Glendale property, allowing its residents to delight in a simultaneously old-world and modernized ambiance.


1021 Matilija Road is listed with Partners Trust Associate Partner Michelle Chavoor. For more information on this property, click here.


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