Los Angeles County may be synonymous with well-heeled celebs, but this 2,206-square-foot Calabasas home suggests that lifelong memories are best made barefoot. After all, shoes aren’t really necessary on the sweeping back patio. It’s there that most of this California home’s living might take place, whether during alfresco family dinners or fireside conversations under the watch of an ancient oak tree.
Back inside, reclaimed redwood paneling plays off the sheen of polished concrete floors, while clean lines and an abundance of natural light keep the vibe breezy and relaxed. While the boundary between indoors and out may be blurred, one thing’s for sure about this three-bedroom, three-bath gem, priced at $1,750,000: it’s a house built for entertaining.
Recovered from an early-20th-century farmhouse, old-growth redwood paneling is present throughout the home. Here, the paneling highlights the main living area’s vaulted ceilings, its warmth repeated in the space’s millwork and the imported European doors to the sprawling back patio.
Three focal points in the main living area — the wood-burning brick fireplace, ceiling paneling, and oversized, antique lighting fixture — anchor the space. The result is a cozy, intimate feel despite the room’s generous square footage.
The home’s open floor plan centers on a semi-enclosed entertainer’s kitchen, which is just a few steps from the living room, breakfast nook, and patio.
Didn’t think country could look cool? The contemporary-yet-charming style of this kitchen proves otherwise with a farmhouse sink, white marble countertops, and a retro range.
Hand-washing the dishes isn’t such a chore with this garden view through the casement windows. Overhead, a skylight punctuates the kitchen’s vaulted ceiling.
A Mid-Century Modern Case Study House was the source of the honey-colored wood cabinetry in the kitchen. The cabinets’ clean lines complement the home’s eclectic flair.
With a clear view of the back patio, a sitting room provides an out-of-the-way spot to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
In the breakfast nook, diners have two options: pull a stool up to the butcher-block bar to watch the action in the kitchen, or take a seat at the table for a sit-down meal. Polished concrete floors help keep things casual, no matter what’s on the menu.
Shined to a high polish, the bathtub’s clawed feet are another unexpected detail. They play off the hardware of an old-fashioned porcelain sink.
Young imaginations are given free rein in this creekside treehouse, perhaps a nod to the home’s hideaway-in-the-treetops feel.
Detached from the main house, a loft-style studio provides shelter for recording music, practicing yoga, putting paint to canvas, and other creative pursuits.
The centerpiece of the home’s exterior, a stately live oak presides over alfresco meals, fire pit s’mores, cookouts, and relaxing soaks in the hot tub just off the master suite.
What’s better than one floating deck? Two! One follows the contour of the rear of the home, while the other sets the stage for elegant dinner parties under an antler chandelier suspended from a tree branch.
The courtyardlike space created by the decking provides enough room to host friends, family, and neighbors — and then some.