Create your own Pleasantville at this seven-acre ranch just north of L.A. The former home of writer and director Harold Ramis and Million Dollar Decorator Kathryn Ireland, it's now being listed by Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. And did I mention that it's been featured in Vogue, House Beautiful and Elle Decor? That's a lot of buzz, but the estate certainly delivers. Let's take a look around.
What a charmer! I'm loving the details, like the arched doorways covered in vines, round window, exposed beams (each with its own flowerpot, of course) and that open second-floor walkway. And just imagine the scent of those drifts of lavender in the lush courtyard.
Between the curlicued wrought-iron railings, Juliet balcony, huge stucco fireplace, rough-hewn wood beams, wide plank floors and built-in window seat, the living room has Spanish Colonial character to spare.
In spite of the ranch's grand scale, the eat-in kitchen feels homey and relaxed thanks to the stucco, stone and wood. Open shelving is on trend, but also fits right in with the country style.
The property has nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread out over a main house, carriage house and three guest cottages. In addition to the pool, there's a barn, stables and plenty of land for horses and humans alike.
For more Spanish Colonial inspiration, check out Suzanne Dimma's blog post on Mexican style in San Miguel de Allende.
For more information on the listing, visit The Agency Real Estate.
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