23155 Mariposa De Oro Street, Malibu, CA, 90265
A tropical sanctuary in guard-gated Serra Retreat, this exceptionally private compound sits on nearly an acre of verdant and manicured grounds. Surrounded by patios, lawns, towering palms, fruit trees, and gardens, the single-level main house is spacious and inviting. Fine detailing includes high wood-truss ceilings, skylights, arched doorways and display nooks, wide French doors, flooring of Saltillo tiles and wide-plank wood, and artistic tile work. On one side of the formal entry is a large, bright family/media room with its own patio seating area; on the other is a huge formal living room with high chandelier ceilings, a gorgeous imported stone carved and tiled fireplace, built-in cabinets, and two sets of French doors on each side of the room, creating an ideal flow for indoor-outdoor entertaining. A wide arched doorway opens to a heart-of-the-home kitchen, with a wood-block island, breakfast bar, dining area, high-end appliances, and garden doors on three sides. The home’s bedroom wing has three en-suite bedrooms, including the sensational owner’s retreat, complete with fireplace, sitting area, dual custom closets, lovely tiled bathroom with a desk, and double French doors to a patio and gardens. The exquisite grounds feature a huge brick terrace with pool and spa, fireplace, barbecue island, and ample room for al fresco dining. Flanking the pool is a building with two private guest suites, each with its own entrance, tile floor, sitting room, bath, ample storage, and upstairs sleeping room overlooking the pool. The main entry gardens, lush and serene, include flagstone pathways, patios, lawns, and a lovely koi pond. The path continues past rose gardens and fruit trees to a tennis court and shaded pavilion, plus two greenhouse-style structures used as gym and yoga/meditation room. There are two separate parking areas in addition to a two-car garage. Mediterranean in character and contemporary in quality and lifestyle, this is a rare and gracious property in an idyllic setting.