The Gloria Estate

The gated Gloria Estate is truly the ultimate in luxurious living. This magnificent home, offered at 12165850311$2,499,000, was built in 2001 as the private residence of the builder himself. Among its numerous amenities, it features 6700 square feet under two stories on a half-acre lot, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, which includes a completely separate guest wing, with kitchenette and living area.
 
Attention to detail was not spared, with wrought iron chandeliers 12165851221and grand-entry staircase, coffered ceilings, travertine, granite and maple floors, a hand carved fireplace, crown molding throughout, central vacuum, security system, theatre room and master suite complete with sitting area, balcony, fireplace and adjacent study. The master bath is the epitome of elegance with a raised spa tub, steam shower, separate sinks, a vanity and dual walk-in closets.
 
The kitchen 1216585081is a chef’s dream with elegant granite, Viking six-burner range, three ovens, trash compactor, warming drawer, and built-in Viking refrigerator, all stainless steel. As for the backyard, count on everyone begging to be a guest at your pool parties. The private, lavish grounds are flanked by patios, the greenest of grass lined with mature palm trees, and waterfalls cascading in the pool and spa.
 
If this home sounds like your idea of an estate, let me show you how to make it yours. My name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Sherman Oaks Galleria

Just a stone’s throw from Encino, is the Sherman Oaks Galleria, a premiere shopping and entertainment venue. Recently awarded the Toby award for building of the year, the Galleria is home to 700,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of galleria_retail_main_photoopen-air retail and entertaining space.
 
It includes an extensive restaurant lineup sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger, from PF Changs China Bistro to The Cheesecake Factory, El Torito to Fuddruckers. And then top it all off with a scoop of Americone Dream at Ben & Jerry’s.
 
If an evening at the movies is your thing, they have that too, at the Arclight Cinemas, where you can catch the latest blockbuster in the lap of luxury. No attention to detail is overlooked, with reserved seating, wider seats, more leg room, the ultimate in movie going technology, home-made caramel corn on top of the regular stuff, and a cafe/bar where you can grab a martini before the show.
 
And let’s not forget the shopping. If its shoes you crave, there’s a DSW. If it’s clothes, be sure to check out Tabou Clothing Boutique for the latest fashions. For homewares, there’s the flagship Urban Home store where you can browse the latest in home trends and accessories.
 
Located at the 101 and 405 interchange, it is convenient to all areas of the San Fernando Valley. If you still don’t live close enough to enjoy the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but would like to, my name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Laemmle Theatres

Encino is home to one of the oldest, most revered art house movie theatre chains in the country. Located at 17200 Ventura Blvd., the family-owned, Laemmle Theatres has been bringing the finest in foreign and dreamstime_6105157independent films to the movie buffs since 1938. What better way to see a future classic, than in the heart of silver-screen central, with the continued respect and reverence they have given to movies for more than three generations.
 
From Bogart to Depp, Hepburn to Streep, Bergman to the Coen brothers, all the legends have been, and continue to be, a part of the Laemmle history. It is this commitment to providing the best that makes them a premier destination for anyone who considers filmmaking more than just mindless entertainment.
 
Residents of the area are encouraged to sign up for the Premiere card and become a member of the Sneak Preview club for unheard of discounts on tickets (and free popcorn on Thursdays!) Tickets can be conveniently purchased and even printed online at www.laemmle.com, or call 818-981-9811 for more information.  If you arrive early at the theatre you may recognize a familiar face on the screen.  As a sponsor and on- screen advertiser make sure you look for my ad which plays before the movie!
 
If viewing the best movies where the best movies are made is a place you’d like to call home, my name is Carol Wolfe and I can make that happen – nobody does it better.

Encino Farmer’s Market

The ongoing debate over organically, versus locally grown food, is not likely to produce a winner anytime soon, but right here in our lovely community, you can find the best dreamstime_2982498of both worlds at the ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market. It runs year-round on Sundays, from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. at 17400 Victory Blvd. (between White Oak and Balboa).
 
It truly is a weekly destination where neighbors and families can get together, grab a bite from any of the prepared offerings such as omelets, gourmet tamales, warm lattes or smoothies, all while planning your shopping excursion. Once you’re full, perusing the abundance of fresh seasonal produce can take all afternoon, but is a great way to work off your hearty breakfast. At its peak, around 40 farms participate, with about one third of them operating as organic.
 
Alongside the fresh fruit and vegetables, visitors can also find bakeries, fresh fish, flowers, artisan cheese, chicken, eggs, honey, as well as, handmade crafts like candles, soap, jewelry and clothing. Imagine the gorgeous Sunday feast you can create with items harvested by members of your own community, and the healthy items you can incorporate into your meals for the rest of the week. The ongoing nature of this beautiful market adds to the close-knit, relaxed lifestyle we enjoy year-round here in Encino. If you are not currently a member of our community, let me show you how we can make that happen. My name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.