Home of the Week: Contemporary Meets Bohemian in the Hills of Topanga

Set within a serene oak grove along Topanga’s revered Post Office Tract, this craftsman embodies creative modern living in the hills. A masterful creation of local architecture firm Gepner & Associates, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom 3,388-square-foot wonder brings together the beauty of Southern California’s hills with thoughtful design, offering a wealth of outdoor space on a total of .77 acres as well as a standalone guesthouse.

The property, located at 21717 Encina Road is listed with Partners Trust Associate Partner Stefanie Becker and offered at $2,495,000.

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Bathed in natural light, the living space is vast with vaulted ceilings and all around windows giving the feel of seamless indoor/outdoor living. Hand sewn hickory wood flooring along with a vintage tile fireplace act as the ideal match for the lush scene just outside the picture windows. One may rethink their need for art when nature is casting a priceless scene into the space. The great room also offers direct access to the home’s private deck.

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Bearing a loft-style layout, the dining space offers a generous view of the living spaces while boasting a significant size and architectural elements that serve as an ideal backdrop to intimate dinners and soirees.

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Pulling in farmhouse elements like a white subway tile backsplash, shelving to replace some cabinetry, natural wood floors and white cabinets, the kitchen is truly a design enthusiasts dream. Against the semi-rustic details are luxurious tie-ins like an oversized island and white Carerra marble countertops, contemporary lighting and pendants, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, glowing in the light of the oversized windows.

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As though you’ve escaped to a design-driven tree house, the master feels secluded and tucked into the trees. Surrounded by large windows and marked by a vaulted ceiling and mosaic tile fireplace, the suite offers transformative feelings and a sense of tranquility. A luxurious bathroom, surrounded by views of the hills and tree tops, is designed with granite countertops and iron fixtures, a dual sink, a separate shower and a deep, decadent bathtub.

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For as much delight as the interior of the property provides, the exterior does the same. Peppered with sitting areas and spaces to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds, the home offers ample outdoor space and proves itself optimal for entertaining. All around are vistas and moments to connect with the natural surroundings. This home aptly blends the joys of California living with the pleasantries of a mountain hideaway.

21717 Encina Road is listed with Associate Partner Stefanie Becker. For more information on this property, click here.


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