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“The hills are alive with the sound of music;With songs they have sung for a thousand years;My heart will be blessed with the sound of music…..”                      

As you wind your way up the hill of Lookout Drive,it’s very easy to imagine that you’re in Switzerland,often called Europe’s mountain playground.Breathe the crisp air,turn another corner,drive through the privacy gate and there it is:a Swiss Chalet,with bright red geraniums spilling over the white,scalloped balcony!Looking towards the tip of the Santa Monica Mountains,it feels as though you’re on top of the world.The setting is magical,with dozens of oak,pine and eucalyptus trees surrounding the property,and flagstone patios on both sides of the entrance.Bright red retractable awnings provide shade from both levels of the home,and add to the whimsical Swiss aura.It’s hard to open the front door,as the scene outside is so enticing,but the interior is sure to further delight our senses.The open great room and kitchen glitter with chandeliers;the kitchen is super efficient,with stove,wide counters,pantry and fridge all within our fingertips.Looking straight towards the back of the home,it looks like another patio,bright and spacious.It’s a sunroom,however,with glass enclosing three walls,sunlight streaming onto the dining room table;another captivating picture!The scene from this room is similar to a “Secret Garden”:natural-rock pathways,a café table offering more views of the mountains,birds singing,flowers everywhere.A full bath,with shower,is at this end of the home,as well as a large bedroom that the owners have converted into a charming den.The flooring is all pristine bamboo,which blends beautifully with the open-beamed ceilings.The entire second level is devoted to the master haven,with one wall covered with custom built-ins,including a wine refrigerator,and another with two massive windows overlooking the hills.A full bath with shower,alcove with desk,walk-in closet and a large deck overlooking the back garden completes this level.Two extra-deep garages hold a laundry room and plentiful storage.No,we’re not in Switzerland,but living in the Malibu hills is the best of both worlds,a refuge from life’s stresses,a retreat that is difficult to leave.Whoever is fortunate enough to gain the keys to this gem is guaranteed to have a “heart filled with the sound of  music”;it’ll be hard not to stop smiling in this enchanting property. 

Additional Details

  • MLS#: 216003375
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2/0
  • Lot Square Feet: 1260
  • Lot Size: 0.16
  • Year Built: 1974