Country Ridge Estates
In a city of glitz and glam, an extraordinary enclave of classically understated homes offers retreat for high-profile celebrities and entertainment executives. Sitting on 12 acres (rare for its location), this Early California Rancho-style home offers complete privacy with memorable sunset and panoramic views. Upon entry, a two story guest casita warmly welcomes visitors and shield the property from oncoming vehicles. The sprawling nature of this home is only possible by the use of a hammerhead driveway for firetruck access. The site offers an orchard, equestrian arena and barn. Taking cues from local historic landmarks, the Will Rogers inspired architecture is deliberately rustic and restrained. The builder, foreseeing the future homeowners’ discerning taste, chose generic landscape only to convey the intention of lifestyle. The floor plan is designed for indoor/outdoor living, distinct from the nearby bustling downtown lifestyle. Ground floor and upper level bedroom suites offer luxurious accommodations and private courtyards and balconies, positioned for optimal pastoral views. Entry courtyard and turret acts as a pivot to allow rotation of adjacent house wings to nestle into the organically shaped lot. Two story area is limited to allow for ground level volume beamed ceilings, reminiscent of a presidential ranch pedigree and early 1900s celebrity style homes.
Photography: Eric Figge