Bright, spacious, open interiors and gorgeous landscaped grounds make this both an ideal private retreat and a home for those who love to entertain. Set behind gates on approximately 1.5 acres, this single-level home has been completely updated with contemporary flair and classical details, such as high, beamed ceilings, wide-plank distressed wood or French country tile floors, skylights, and large windows. From the gated drive, a flagstone walkway leads to the entry, where a veranda extends the full width of the house and enjoys views of the expansive front gardens and lawns. The formal living room, which faces onto this verdant vista, has a fireplace set into a huge armoire flanked by windows and window seats. At the center of the enormous great room is a double-sided fireplace, one side facing the sitting area, the other facing the dining area. Both spaces open to an exceptionally large gourmet kitchen with double islands, professional appliances, a large butler’s pantry, and a built-in corner breakfast nook. A wall of windows and French doors open from the kitchen to the patio and backyard. A room off the kitchen could serve as a bedroom or office. A pair of French doors open into a huge owner’s suite with fireplace, custom fabric walls, two custom walk-in closets, and a luxurious bath with free-standing copper-zinc tub, steam shower with beautiful mosaic floors, and a private flagstone lounging patio with an outdoor double-headed shower and fountain. Double French doors open onto the backyard. A second bedroom has high, wood-beamed ceilings, a beautiful bath, and double French doors opening onto the front porch. The truly exceptional grounds include a detached guest room that is also used as a projection/media room, a solar-powered PebbleFina saline pool/spa, and a lovely patio with a fire pit. Magnificent landscaping features statuesque Western Sycamores, sprawling lawns, and a hillside garden of citrus, stone fruit, and loquat trees. A solar array heats the pool and spa. There is also a two-car garage and ample guest parking. Combining wide open space and harmonious privacy, this home is a Malibu treasure.