This inspiring one-of-a-kind multi structure gated estate, is an architectural gem, custom designed and built by the legendary architect Barry Berkus. It sits on an almost 31,000 sq. foot flat lot located in one of the best locations in La Canada Flintridge. Built in 1966 as the private personal residence for the Berkus family, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath contemporary craftsman retreat, made of redwood and suspended walls of glass is a rare zen retreat, the true definition of California indoor/outdoor living. Walk through the gate and over the Koi Pond into the two-story entry with maple floors leaving the modern world behind in favor of instant immersion into your own private tranquil living space with a large living room, high ceilings, unique fireplace and beautiful wet bar. The opportunity to relax in the conversation pit while enjoying stunning views of the backyard awaits with a 50-foot pool with spa, a guest house with loft bedroom, fireplace, sauna, radiant and central heat, and kitchenette. The same view reveals a separate office/gym/pool house structure, complete with fireplace, a separate greenhouse, and a spacious workshop with plenty of storage, including a spectacular temperature controlled walk in wine cellar. The main house includes a Life Source Water Filtration system, granite counters, premium Sub Zero / Wolf appliances and dining area. This home is an entertainers’ dream. Continue on the first floor to discover a private wing with its own entrance, a den/sitting and viewing area around which there are 3 bedrooms, each with en suite full bathrooms and large closets. Two of the three bedrooms have their own built in desks and bookshelves. Enjoy breathtaking views of the trees as you head upstairs and enter a Zen-like world apart with a dramatic floating library/office with views of both sides of this extraordinary property; walk over the floating bridge from the library and enjoy more views in route to the master suite w/sitting area, TV and FP, walk-in cedar closets, luxury bath with skylight, double shower, soft tub and TV. Every inch of this property showcases Berkus' unique art as architecture visionary designs and modernism principles. One look at this unique estate makes it easy to understand why Barry Berkus considered this home a singular personal master piece among the hundreds of thousands of homes he designed.
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