Sweet Evening of Wine and Jazz

The Encino Chamber of Commerce will be hosting The Sweet Evening of Wine and Jazz on June 4 th from 5pm to 9pm at the Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills.

Featured at the event will be a selection of fine wines, micro brews, appetizers and an array of desserts. wineThis is a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and community members, enjoy delectable delicacies, good company and raise money for some very worthy charities.

Tickets are $50 per person and $85 per couple. A portion of the proceeds from this delightful event will benefit: Ability First, California Family, The Cal Fam Counseling Center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Parkinson’s Resource Center.

I hope I see you there!  For more information on this event visit the Encino Chamber of Commerce.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Gustavo Dudamel

If you are a classical music fan; or if you watch 60 Minutes religiously then you have heard of Gustavo Dudamel.  If you have not heard of him you are in for a treat.  Later this year this exciting and talented young conductor will become the Music Director of the Los Angles Philharmonic.

Born in 1981 in Venezuela, Dudamel was raised within the Venezuelan music system, dudamela much lauded program that places a musical instrument into any willing child’s hands and offers free after school lessons.  By the age of 14, Dudamel was an award winning violinist and had begun to study conducting.  His passion for music is unparalleled and having come from a system that encourages children to learn and play music, Dudamel has pledged to bring that level of commitment and educational opportunity to the Los Angeles area. 

For the last year Dudamel has been performing periodically as a guest director of the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  This summer he is also slated to conduct at the Hollywood Bowl.  Once you see this spirited conductor in action you will know what all of the fuss is about.  Join all of Los Angeles as we welcome this exciting artist to our home and look forward to the music that he will bring to the next generation!
I’m Carol Wolfe and in the world of classical music nobody does it better than Gustavo Dudamel!

Gated Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates

Quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail are the words that spring to mind in this spectacular new two story Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates.  1otseA stone paved circular drive leads the way to this stunning property which is set back from the street and rests on a half acre of impressive park like grounds.

The two story foyer delivers a dramatic curved wrought iron staircase and beautiful travertine flooring all lit by wrought iron chandeliers and clerestory windows against a beautiful domed ceiling.

There are 6 En-suite Bedrooms, including maid’s quarters and 6.5 Bathrooms. The main level boasts a home theater, banquet sized formal dining room, hardwood floors edged with stone, and wood beamed ceilings. The step down living room features travertine floors with a border of mosaic tiles, vaulted ceilings and a spectacular cast stone fireplace. 50-otsThe Cook’s kitchen delights with granite counter tops, a center island with marble top and top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf 6 burner range and a glass front SubZero refrigerator. Completing the main level is a family room with a granite wet bar and another cast stone fireplace.

The second level features four spacious en-suite bedrooms as well as a divinely luxurious master suite complete with retreat area, stone fireplace, wet bar and balcony. The master bath boasts a spa tub, dressing table, oversized shower with curved glass and multiple shower heads.  Additionally there is an upstairs open landing ideal for studying with built-in bookcases and a desk.

This home also features dual staircases, a temperature controlled wine cellar, an indoor and outdoor speaker system with room controls, custom lighting throughout, crown moldings, four zone HVAC, a security system and a three car garage.

To view more photos visite www.otsegoestate.com. To view this divine property or other homes of distinction in the Encino area please contact me.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

English Country Estate in Tarzana

Stunning is too mild a word to describe this remarkable Country English estate with sprawling frontage.  exterior-calSituated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this estate offers elegance and privacy.  From the wide brick pathway bordered by roses and flowers that welcomes you to a front door with leaded glass and side lights, this home has it all. 

The two story foyer features hardwood floors that flow throughout the main entertaining rooms, lit by a beautiful crystal chandelier above the main staircase. The step down formal living room delights with vaulted beamed ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. pool-1-calA formal dining room features leaded and stained glass windows, crown moldings, wainscoting, a window seat, and an Italian porcelain chandelier. The chef’s kitchen boasts a Viking 6-burner range plus griddle, Sub Zero refrigerator, granite counters, butcher block center island, a copper-faced dishwasher, and maple cabinets. Completing the main wing are a family room with brick fireplace, vaulted beamed ceilings and built-in bookcases, a sunny breakfast room with French doors that open to a lovely al fresco dining patio and maid’s quarters.

A separate wing of the home features a game/billiard room, gym, and Honduran mahogany paneled library with granite fireplace, coffered ceiling and rotunda.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms including a spacious master suite, replete with a brick fireplace retreat, a tiled balcony, and two walk-in closets. The spectacular master bathroom features marble counters and floors, a spa tub and bidet.

This charming estate features numerous custom upgrades including lath and plaster walls, abundant storage areas, numerous leaded, beveled, etched, and stained glass windows, a copper turret, and several window seats.

The expansive tree-studded grounds include citrus trees, verdant lawns, as well as rose gardens and lush plantings. The mosaic tiled pool and spa and vine-covered gazebo add to the atmosphere of English elegance.  To view more pictures of this home visit www.calvinestate.com or to view the actual estate please contact my office, I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Privacy and Luxury in Amestoy Estates.

If you are looking for luxurious seclusion close proximity exterior-genestto shopping and events this is a home you won’t want to miss.   This divine single story estate in the exclusive Amestoy estates is both walled and gated.  This spacious home features not one, but two separate guest houses on its grounds!

The main house features high vaulted, beamed stenciled ceilings and tile floors, custom tiled fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances.

Four spacious bedrooms including a tremendous master suite as well as living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and three baths complete the open floor plan.  pool-geneMost of the rooms boast French doors that open onto the lush grounds.

The property features verdant lawns, patio, barbecue, dog run, citrus trees and a fenced pool.  For more photos visit www.genestaestate.com. To view this exciting property please contact me. I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

The California Strawberry Festival

It’s that time of year in California.  Strawberries are a ripe dusty rose and so sweet that they almost taste like candy.  There are as many varieties of strawberries in Southern California as there are types of sunscreen, and people soon strawberrydiscover their favorites.  If you aren’t sure what your favorite is, a quick trip to the local farmer’s market will give you a wide variety to taste from, but if you really want to experience the full strawberry experience it is time to head out to the Strawberry Festival. 

The month of May boasts many strawberry festivals in Southern California but there is one that is undoubted queen of the Strawberry Festivals and that is the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard.  Started in 1984 this festival is ranks as one of the top Festivals in the country.  There is something for everyone at the festival, live entertainment, interactive exhibits, arts and crafts, award-winning attractions and every delectable food imaginable all featuring fresh strawberries!  There is even a Strawberryland for children, that offers free rides, puppet shows and much more.

As if the taste of the sweet berries were not enough to draw you to the festival, The California Strawberry Festival is also a major fund raiser for local charities with over $3 million dollars raised to date.

The 2009 festival will be held on May 16 and 17th in the beautiful Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard.  For more information on this festival  visit, http://www.strawberry-fest.org/.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Elegant Lake Encino Estate

If you are looking for a distinctive home with classic elegance nestled in an exclusive Encino community, look no further.  1lakeThis Lake Encino Gated Estate boasts stunning interiors in a tropical setting.  The dramatic two story foyer features crown moldings, marble floors and a custom wrought iron staircase and chandelier.

Venetian plaster walls grace the interiors as well as custom draperies, French doors, and hand painted ceiling medallions.  The chef’s kitchen is equipped with commercial grade appliances including a Viking range and a Fisher-Paykel dishwasher. Maid’s quarters, a laundry room and a cigar humidor adjoin the spacious kitchen.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms including a master suite and a tremendous media room fully equipped with professional screening equipment including a projector and screen.  42-lakeThe master suite boasts a stone shower steam unit with multiple shower heads and body sprays as well as custom wardrobe closets, dual vanities and bidet.

The grounds surrounding the estate are immaculately groomed with custom pottery accents and flowing fountain as a focal point.  Other outdoor features include a pebble tech pool and spa, wet bar, outdoor fireplace and sports court. For more information or to view this lovely estate please contact me or visit http://www.lakeencinoestate.com.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Distinctive Estate Home

There are some properties that speak for themselves; cedros-4this spectacular Sherman Oaks gated estate is one of those properties.  Elegant and picturesque, everything about this property is distinctive.  The sweeping entrance follows a circular driveway through park like grounds, to a stately double doored entrance. The dramatic two story foyer elegantly boasts Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and coffered ceilings. A tour of the downstairs includes a library/music room, formal living room, formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen replete with commercial grade Viking and Sub Zero appliances, a family room, and an office. 

A 1,000 ft. lower level houses a game room and gym but could easily accommodate a recording studio, wine cellar or home theatre to suit any buyer’s needs.

The second level of the home features four spectacular en-suite bedrooms with hardwoodcedros-47 floors, vaulted ceilings and a spacious bonus room.  The master bedroom features French doors that open to a spacious balcony with breath taking views of the stunning grounds.  The master bath is a study in pampered luxury with marble counters and floors, spa tub, steam shower, bidet and endless attention to detail.

The grounds feature a charming two room plus bathroom guest house, a flagstone edged pool, terraces and beautifully sculpted lawns.

To make an appointment to visit this one of a kind estate, please contact my office. I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.