11801 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
Picturesque as an estate in an Italian hill town, this gorgeous Spanish compound on approximately 157 acres commands an extremely private setting among beautiful trees with ocean, mountain and canyon views. Magnificent indoor spaces open onto loggias and arbors, patios and gardens that suggest intimate gatherings and sparkling soirees. Complete with guest house, detached office, and pool, this property is an elegant retreat with every comfort. Interior details include high, sloped plank and beam ceilings, gallery walls, lots of glass, numerous French doors, and gorgeous floors of wood, tile, and herringbone brick.
At the top of a long gated drive there is a large motor court where massive native stone has been incorporated into the landscaping along with olive and cypress trees, evergreens and huge agaves. A welcoming fountain courtyard leads to the front door and a wide covered porch with a fireplace.
The grand entry opens into a majestic living/dining great room with massive beams, an enormous fireplace, and doors and windows looking out at the back patio and views of mountains, canyon, and ocean. Two separate doors lead from the dining area to the generous chef’s kitchen, complete with skylight, island with seating, stone countertops, quality appliances, a dining area, a seating area, and doors to patios on the front, side, and back of the house. Across the great room, a wide, arched doorway leads to a hallway where there is a den/family room with a fireplace and wet bar, an office with windows on three sides, a powder room, and the splendid ocean-view master suite. This lovely space includes a separate living room, fireplace, and two bathrooms.
The guest wing has two bedrooms and two baths. The house is surrounded by pathways and patios, stonework, and gardens with expansive views. There is an outdoor living area and herb garden just outside the kitchen, a long, vine-shaded loggia with ample room for seating and dining, and a beautiful dining arbor looking out at the views. A separate office structure off the kitchen garden has a full bath.
The pool, with a spacious herringbone brick pool deck, has a separate jacuzzi in a cozy setting with a built-in stone bench. Across the pool is the lovely guest house/pool house with a huge covered outdoor living area, brick floors, large fireplace, kitchenette, and en-suite bedroom. At the side of the house, a large laundry room has additional storage, including wine storage.
This is a remarkable residence of tremendous historic character, luxury, and comfort.
Includes Parcels: 700-0-140-040, 80 acres, 700-0-160-290, 54.25 Acres, 700-0-160-300, 19.22 acres, and 701-0-030-380, 3.95 acres