From the picturesque private road to the abundant gardens to each effortless, elegant room, this California retreat is a clever blend of classic & modern architecture. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house was originally constructed in 1967 & completely remodeled in 2009, with stunning attention to detail & personal touch. A mix of distinctive antiques and Old World materials merge throughout the sprawling, open floor plan. One is welcomed with a sense of togetherness, permanence & romance upon entering the home. A step down living room with skylights, fireplace & glass doors is bathed in light. Beyond the living room are the large family & dining rooms. The expansive family room featuring vaulted wood beamed ceilings & skylights, fireplace & glass doors out to the backyard. The adjacent open kitchen has stainless steel appliances, breakfast counter & breakfast area. An office/5th bedroom, full bath, den, powder bath, & large laundry room complete the East wing. The west wing includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & a reading retreat including a primary suite with office, multiple closets, & a luxurious bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower & soaking tub. This loving home is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds it. The secluded backyard provides a great space for entertaining with outdoor kitchen, shower, grassy yard, pool & basketball court/potential for ADU. A 2 car attached garage completes this retreat. Connected to sewers, on bond. Award winning La Canada Schools.