9601 Oak Pass Road- There are twenty-three million reasons why I love this home. Some of the adjectives I will use when describing this property might be stunning, unique, inviting, warm and unassuming. The setting and surroundings of this property are incredible, peaceful and majestic. Incredible is an understatement in articulating my thoughts about how this home is constructed and engineered.
The property blends in with the surrounding landscape through its architectural concepts. The home is a two-level home, but it has a profile of a single story structure. I believe this a new way of engineering a home in the hills as of way not to obstruct the sight lines of your neighbors. You get all the square footage of the two-story home, but the clean lines of single story mid-century like home.
On the top-level, you enter a glass encased entryway, complete with what looks to be a log cut in half that doubles as a seating area to take off your Ferragamos at the end of a long day at the office. Once you walk into the home, you still feel as if you are outside with all the warm woodwork and paneling and seamless glass the invites the outdoors inside. Being inside this home, you feel if you are one with nature, every site-line is directed towards the outdoors with its Majestic California Live Oaks and the California native sages, and the lush custom landscape that encompasses the home.
The pools My God, the lap pool if framed in by the landscape and the mighty Live Oak that overhangs it, as it spills into this lagoon-like oasis. An oak savanna seclude this part of the home, making it feel as if you in the middle of the woods, not in Los Angeles. The presence of Oak trees, in my opinion, make this property unique and created the vision for which this home was conceived and constructed. The home doesn’t overwhelm the landscape; it blends right in and to me makes it one of the most beautiful homes I have ever stepped foot into.
You get everything with this home, but again it is not overwhelming: the kitchen is a perfect size, it has everything you need and everything you don’t. The dining room is private, yet open with its free-standing wall and fireplace and glass wall that lets you see and feel the outdoors. There is an open seating area off the living the room that is framed in by the glass walls that allow you to enjoy the company of your friends and family while maybe watching the kids swim in the lagoon-like pool, just outside the glass walls.
The downstairs has rooms neatly situated, so that allows for space and privacy. The family room is flanked by a 900-bottle, glass encased wine rack. The bedrooms are each private, and open to the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The Master bedroom is simple, open, airy and just enough with its featured amenities. The master bathroom is practical with a floating cabinet with dual sinks and plentiful cabinet space for towels and toiletries. Just adjacent to the shower and bath are double walk-in closets.
This property has everything you need; This home invites the soul to rest here, as it is surrounded by nature and the peacefulness of living in this rural environment. I have never seen a property quite like this before. 9601 Oak Pass is unique and simply one the most architecturally significant homes built in the modern era here in Los Angeles. The architect envisioned a home that would compliment the environment, and they accomplished just that. I tip my cap to the people who envisioned and who built this stunning home, as there is nothing like it in LA today!
For a private showing of this home or others like it in the area call Michael A. Mersola at 818.631.5636
Listing courtesy of Hilton and Hyland – Gary Gold