3493 Valley Meadow Road, Sherman Oaks
5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3,000 Sq. Ft. • 1 Acre (est.) Lot • Pool + Spa
Mid-Century Modern • Outdoor Culinary Center • Landscaped Grounds • Japanese Rock Garden
Combining its Mid-Century Modern provenance with present-day amenities and Japanese sensibilities, this dramatic yet warm and welcoming nearly 3000 sq. ft. home bestows an ambiance of spaciousness, tranquility, and light. Surrounded by almost an acre of masterfully landscaped grounds, the residence provides California’s coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle at its finest. The living room hosts walls of glass opening to an expansive Japanese rock garden designed by Lew Watanabe. The den features a volcanic rock fireplace and beautiful built-in walnut cabinetry. The kitchen offers a high-end stainless Sub-zero refrigerator, dual ovens, and Caesarstone counters. Select rooms and bedrooms have tastefully-stained wood-slat and open-beam ceilings and sliding Shoji screens. Comfort and safety are assured by dual-zone heating and A/C, and an impressive security system. The grounds are equally conducive to entertaining or solitary contemplation. A wraparound veranda overlooks the free-form pool and spa, fire pit, outdoor culinary center, and a wonderful array of trees, including Maple, Ginko, Bonsai, Black Pine and Japanese Cherry. There’s a hillside bamboo grove, and sunset views are plentiful. This magical oasis seems a world away, yet is convenient to shopping, dining, services, and major commute routes.