Serious price reduction. Motivated seller. Tucked behind a high hedge in lower Mandeville lies an enchanting country cottage style home. As you walk through an arched gate you enter a private and lovely courtyard with an Avignon fountain and sitting area. As you enter the house through a Dutch door you step into a welcoming foyer with a beautiful staircase, walls with wainscotting, tongue and groove wood beam ceiling and that relaxing sense that you have entered a place to call home. There is a double sided white brick fireplace with wide, authentic dark walnut plank floors throughout which adds elegance as well as warmth and charm. From the living room you get a preview of the spectacular deck with amazing views that include the Santa Monica Mountains to one direction and distant city views to the other. The eat in kitchen includes a large banquette, marble counter tops, farm sink, top of the line stainless steel appliances and a walk in pantry. The kitchen includes an original stone fireplace and TV/conversation area and a large adjacent laundry/mud room. Along with the charming open living and dining room area, the first floor features an ensuite bedroom, office, powder room and cozy den with another stone fireplace. Upstairs there is a spacious primary suite which offers a spectacular wood truss ceiling, romantic fireplace, large reading nook (or additional closet/dressing room). Off the bedroom is a balcony with spectacular views, perfect for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The spa bathroom has dual sinks, a separate roomy shower and a free standing tub. Upstairs also includes a lovely ensuite bedroom with outdoor stairs leading down to the deck. From the side of the house there is a yard which leads to a two story 913 square foot guesthouse with an open floor plan, pine floors, vaulted ceiling, large stone fireplace, two bathrooms, full kitchen, balcony with country views and an upstairs loft ensuite bedroom. The wrap around terrace behind the main house has to be seen to be believed, almost 1900 square feet with panoramic views of Mandeville Canyon, perfect for gathering family and friends or having an intimate dinner outside. A special house in one of Los Angeles' most desirable places.