Presenting this elegant Lake Encino traditional perched near the end of a cul-de-sac with exceptional views of the San Fernando Valley. Enter the circular driveway through one of two gates to discover a motor court covered in brick pavers as well as drought-tolerant landscaping, rose gardens, and grassy lawns. The facade of the home is dressed in beautiful red brick complemented by shimmering leaded windows and a weathervane-topped spire reminiscent of a European country estate. Inside, the two-story foyer welcomes guests amidst ornate pattern and detail present in railing and wainscoting. The formal living room includes a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, a tasteful candelabra chandelier, numerous built-in shelves for housing books and art, fireplace, and window seat nook. The formal dining room has crown moulding, picture window, and leaded glass facing the entry in order to maximize natural light. Rich wood floors continue into the family room with coffered ceilings, built-ins, bay window, fireplace, folding patio doors, and granite-topped wet bar with rustic red-brick-framed wine closet. The kitchen is appointed with center island, top-of-the-line appliances including Viking range with hood, glass-paned cabinetry, and an eat-in area with glass doors opening to the backyard. The primary suite features a marble fireplace, mini bar, built-ins, walk-in closet, and two primary en-suite bathrooms, one with separate jetted tub, shower, and makeup desk, and the other with rich woods, marble, and free-standing shower. A balcony overlooks the grounds below and the hills beyond. A secondary bedroom has a built-in media center and Juliet balcony accessed by three sets of single-panel French doors. Other bedrooms and office include bay windows and crown moulding. The rear yard affords plenty of space for lounging poolside, entertaining, or dining al-fresco in the outdoor dining room with built-in barbecue. Converse by the fire pit while relishing sweeping Valley vistas. Welcome to your hillside retreat tucked away from the city yet just moments to schools, golf courses, Ventura Boulevard's shops and restaurants, and the 101 Freeway.