Gated Tuscan Villa in Amestoy Estates

By Carol Wolfe

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.3Ots 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. The 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.

50 OtsThe 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 this divine property or other homes of distinction in the Encino area please contact me.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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English Country Estate in Tarzana

By Carol Wolfe

Stunning is too mild a word to describe this remarkable Country English estate with sprawling frontage.  Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this estate offers elegance and privacy.  Exterior CALFrom 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. A formal dining room features leaded and stained glass windows, crown moldings, wainscoting, a window seat, and an Italian porcelain chandelier. Pool 1 CALThe 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 this estate please contact my office, I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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.

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.

Architectural Homes in Today’s Market

Architectural Homes require expert handling.  This is true in any market, but painfully so in our current market.  It takes a trained eye to be able to fully appreciate the inherent valuearchitecture1 in an architectural home.  If you are an architectural home owner you probably know the frustration of dealing with a bank assessment that in no way measures the accurate value of your home.

Where value is concerned it is essential to work with experts. I am an archetectural specialist, specifically educated and trained to recognize, appreciate and evaluate the work of Southern California’s more influential architects.  I’ve worked successfully with architectural homes in every market and can help you negotiate this particularly sticky market.  If you are looking for experience I am the architectural Realtor for you.

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

California Spring

I spoke to an old friend who lives back East the other day.  She detailed the trials and tribulations of snow, ice, salt, mud, cold temperatures and generally ick the rest of the country are flower-garden1experiencing.  She asked about the weather here. Of course I told her about the intense rain, but I couldn’t help mentioning the flowers that are blooming everywhere you look.

Early Spring in Southern California, otherwise known as the worst of Winter everywhere else, is a sight to behold.  The strawberry crop is in. The night air is ripe with the scent of orange blossoms and jasmine. The hills are so green it looks like Ireland. 

For those who are still struggling through Winter I offer my condolences and my services.  Relocating to Los Angeles is simple if you are working with the right Realtor.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Selling Your Home

You’re thinking of listing your home. You wish you had someone you could trust, who will tell you the truth about the market, your home and trustwho would be in the market to buy your home.  I can tell you honestly, I am the realtor you need to call.  I’ve been successful in the business of real estate for a long time.  I attribute that success to 3 things; staying current, being honest and working tirelessly to provide my clients with the best customer service.

I have the expertise to give you the information you need.  I have courage to tell you the truth and the passion to help you chart your course.  In today’s market, if you are selling your home you need to work with the best.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Just Listed: Amestoy Estates Encino

If perfection is what you seek, you won’t want to miss this fabulous Mediterranean Villa in the heart of the exclusive Amestoy Estates.  This estate shines11 as an example of immaculate taste and attention to detail.  From the circular drive that showcases the superlative stone accented exterior to six exquisite en suite bedrooms this home has it all.  The chef’s kitchen boasts a commercial Wolf range, a Miele dishwasher and the latest Pro-48 Sub Zero with glass doors.  The master suite features a stone fireplace, walk in closet with spa tub and separate shower. 

The rear grounds delight with a fenced pebble – tech pool, complete with pool house and children’s play 41area.  This home shouts value from top to bottom and is full of luxurious upgrades.  Offered at $2,450,000 this 5,670 sq. ft home will not be on the market long.  Contact me to view this exquisite home.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Why Now is an Excellent Time to Buy Your Dream Home

Times are tough for many people.  Job losses are at their highest since the end of WWII, retailers are going out of business left and right, and the average American family is lucky if they can afford health insurance. But for those of you who are fortunate enough to remain relatively unscathed, now is one of the best times in decades to purchase a home.

time-to-buy-02-03First of all, thanks to the FED ‘s attempts at stimulating the economy, interest rates have been on a steady decline. While lenders have definitely tightened their guidelines, for those with good credit, it’s not unheard of to lock in a 30-year fixed rate in the 5 percent range. The cost of borrowing money right now is better than ever, and an excellent time to upgrade. 

Second, because there has been such a slowdown in home purchases coupled, with the unfortunate rise in foreclosures, there is an abundance of inventory. Home values have come way down in some areas and many people are relieved to be able to jut sell their home, regardless of profit. For buyers in the market right now, this means there are lots of deals to be discovered.

If you have been tossing around the idea of a new home, but are still unsure of the timing, I have been in the business for more than 30 years and have the experience to help you make your decision. My name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.