4916 Gaviota Avenue

The Gaviota House

Completed in 2009 and sited on over a third of an acre in an area of Encino walkable to many houses of worship, this single level, clean-lined modern residence and guest house blends seamlessly with the eclectic architectural styles of the neighborhood. The owners collaborated closely with the architects, Arbel-Henderson & Associates, with the intent of maximizing flow and space.

The large-scale volumes, an open floor plan and an abundance of wall space for artwork, provide the perfect setting for entertaining. Sunlight and shadows dance throughout the day with the curved walls, varying ceiling heights and clerestory windows, revealing the surroundings from within. The great room sliding glass wall further transitions the interiors with the backyard. The artful Japanese-influenced front and rear gardens, designed by Tokiwa Landscaping, together with mature perimeter shrubbery, creates a natural sense of privacy and affords the option of minimal interior traditional window coverings.

A true Southern California year-round, indoor-outdoor living environment emerges with intimate and dramatic moments. Notable property details include 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a library/den in the main house of 3,542 square feet. Carefully positioned in its own wing and embracing the north, east and south exposures, the master bedroom retreat allows for maximum relaxation. An oversized steam shower, soaking tub and dual water closets complete the spa-like master bathroom. Each bedroom incorporates an en-suite bathroom. For privacy and solitude, the salt water pool + spa and Zen rock garden separates the detached 1 bedroom and 1-bathroom guesthouse of 478 square feet. This open, multi-use structure incorporates a living/kitchen/dining area ideal for in-laws, children or an artist’s hideaway.

Additional features include an entertainment-ready outdoor barbecue grill, hardwood flooring, doubled kitchen appliances and maximized storage space for once-a-year holiday dishes, butler's walk-in pantry, dual indoor/outdoor water metering, alarm system, sound system wiring, multi-zoned HVAC and plumbing for future solar panel installation.

Escape the hustle and bustle and allow the peacefulness of this one-of-a-kind residence to recharge and refuel your soul.

Listing Details

Price: $2,495,000   Area: Encino    Bedrooms: 5   Bathrooms: 4   

Square Feet: 4,042   Lot Size: 15,000  MLS#: 18-409956


Representation by Ben Eisner

(818) 314-3931 or Ben@architecture8.com

Scott Cook