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“AMID PLEASURES AND PALACES THOUGH WE MAY ROAM
BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.”
This gentle quote so fits 28976 Lakeshore, in Malibou Lake, for the same family has resided at the property for the past 50+ years – they lived there, played there, and their joy still resonates throughout the home; a place where puppies, kittens, and children all blended seamlessly. Most residents living in this wonderful neighborhood have probably watched the sunset from their covered dock, which looks out at the widest part of the lake, jumped into their boat to spend an afternoon fishing, or shot baskets from the hoop on the garage door!
It is now time for other owners to create their own memories, to add their own magic, and there is no better spot to do that than in the yellow cottage on the banks of Malibou Lake. The single level, 3- bedroom, 2.5 bath house, sits on a high knoll, with commanding views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibou Lake and island. A wraparound deck on the front and sides of the home gives even more majestic views. That, along with a covered lounge and covered dock offers three wonderful entertaining areas. Inside, a huge stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room, just waiting for someone to hunch over the logs with a marshmallow on a stick! The floors are a rich parquet, which fit in beautifully with the open-beamed ceiling and knotty pine walls. Of course, there are views from every room, with an abundance of windows creating a rich, sun-filled atmosphere. Adjacent to the living and dining area is the updated chef’s kitchen, with granite counters, stainless appliances, and custom cabinetry.
Two guest bedrooms share a bath, both with those dazzling lake views. The master bedroom, with en suite bath, has been newly carpeted and painted, as have the two other bedrooms. A charming rock wall wraps around the back and side of the house, with succulents and other greenery planted throughout. As the home backs up to a hill, the property offers residents valued privacy. A two-car garage is on the side of the spacious acreage, which also has room for at least 10 vehicles!
Not only “old timers,” but many 21st century Californians who are determined to find their Eden away from the traffic and clamor of surrounding LA, know all that Malibou Lake has offered for the lucky few who live there: a clubhouse that hosts 4th of July softball games, replete with hot dogs and swinging from the old oak tree into the lake; fishing, sailing, tennis, and clubhouse pool. The noted Scottish poet, Robert Louis Stevenson’s words sum it all up: “I lean my head upon my arm, my heart’s too full to think; Like the roar of seas, upon my heart doth the morning stillness sink.” That, my friends, is what living is all about at the little yellow cottage on the banks of Malibou Lake.
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