5721 Bonsall Drive, Malibu, CA, 90265
This majestic English country-style estate has a rock-royalty pedigree and sumptuous details to spare. Set behind double gates on more than 7 bucolic acres, the half-timbered, two-story Bonsall Canyon garden residence suggests a lifestyle of spectacular indoor-outdoor entertaining amidst verdant privacy and comfort. From the hand-hewn pecan floors to the dramatic trussed ceilings and expansive multi-pane windows and French doors, the rooms glow with exquisite quality. At the heart of the main floor is an enormous, double-height great room that includes a seating area with a fireplace and a bay window that looks out at the rose garden, and a large, step-up dining area with three sets of French doors to a patio. Fold-away accordion doors open to the chef’s kitchen, with a huge butcher-block center island and a walk-in pantry. Also on this level: a family/media room, an office/library with custom wood shelving, and an en-suite bedroom. From the home’s gracious foyer, stairs lead to the upper floor, where there are four bedrooms, including a gorgeous owner’s suite with very high, beamed ceilings, fireplace sitting area, custom closet, beautiful tiled bath, and views over acres of parkland. Also upstairs is a huge storage room lined with built-in cabinets, and a bonus room that extends into a large dance/gym space. Separate from the main house is a spacious, English cottage-style guest house with two en-suite bedrooms, great room, fireplace, and complete cook’s kitchen. Both the main house and the guest house have numerous doors opening onto multiple porches and patios and expansive lawns and gardens. At the front of the house is a huge circular driveway with a motor court for guest parking and a three-car garage. The backyard, shaded by ancient and sculptural sycamore trees, has vast expanses of lawn, a pool/spa, and a handsome stone pool house complete with a covered, outdoor kitchen, temperature-controlled wine room, changing room, and bathroom with shower. There is also a sports court, large fountain, fruit trees, rose gardens, and a terraced area for growing herbs and vegetables. Private, refined, and a world away, this quintessential country estate is a Malibu treasure designed for luxurious comfort.