Within a gated equestrian community, the sprawling English Tudor-style home, designed by architect Marshall Lewis, appears perfect for a family and entertaining.
The home sits on more than an acre with swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and a well-tended vegetable garden and greenhouse. A remodeled chef-friendly kitchen and breakfast area, bar, sunken den with fireplace and dining area are just a few of the home's family-friendly features.
North on the 101 freeway, Hidden Hills has long attracted those in the entertainment industry because of its relative proximity to Burbank's studios. The upscale suburb is known for its many private gated communities, expansive lot sizes and, importantly, the independent Las Virgenes Unified School District. New custom-built homes and estates, gated enclaves and quiet cul-de-sacs are major selling points of this family orientated environment.
The west San Fernando Valley is practically its own distinct luxury home market. Starter homes begin at $1 million; estate prices range from $2 million-$6 million up to a current high of $18,499,000 million. The leafy tree lined streets and equestrian trails make the area feel a world away from more densely populated parts of the Valley. Underscoring the rural, Western ranch style vibe are the area's evocative street names, among them: Bill Cody Road, Annie Oakley Road and Lewis and Clark Road.
Keeping with the character of the neighborhood, wood details abound in the Bridges' house with vaulted and wood beamed ceilings, wood paneling, a sculpted wood spiral staircase and a cozy sauna. Photos on the Gibson International site show the well-lived in house complete with attic office and a typically cluttered teenager bedroom. Perhaps the Bridges should have considered removing their many personal items and photos from view---experts recommend such steps before listings--but homey touches, like a "B" embroidered throw pillow make the Bridges home more like one of ours.
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