Is it an Italian villa? A Malibu estate overlooking the Pacific? Spoiler alert: It’s neither. Hidden from Drake Road by a wall of towering pines, this Indian Hill property was built in 2004, but its stucco walls, copper roof tiles, and high-climbing ivy exude the uncanny sense that it belongs somewhere in another time—another place. And we know what you’re thinking: Great. Another Indian Hill megamansion. But it’s the unexpected touches that make this property shine.
Take the stone floors that stretch throughout the home. No cold toes here: They’re all heated. Sick of sitting at the kitchen table? Not a problem. Take your meals at the swing hanging from the ceiling, right in the middle of the kitchen dining area. The home theater is framed with rustic barnwood, the tiles covering the walls of the kitchen rise all the way across the ceiling, and the library is fit for an Ivy League campus. Upstairs, each bedroom has a different personality. And the kitchen is a serious chef’s dream, anchored by a massive La Cornue range and full of professional amenities that extend into the butler’s pantry, which well exceeds the size of an average apartment kitchen. Outdoor space abounds—even inside.
Just off the kitchen, a sun-filled conservatory is a plant-lover’s paradise, offering sweeping views of the gardens through the bronze windows. The backyard is private and lush with its California-inspired pool yard, built-in firepit, and a stone pizza oven, perfect for outdoor dinners on warm summer nights. Prefer to spend time in the shade? A spacious, well-ventilated veranda beckons.
The home, with its soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and imported touches, isn’t just breathtaking. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun.