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ON THE LAKE
Dragonflies and skitter bugs zigzag across the water Then cling to swamp ferns and water shoots at the lake’s edge. The water so still, it reflects the sky like an impressionist painting The hum of the motor on our flat bottom boat and the gurgle of Water beneath……soothes me
Remember the emotions and images this poem portrays, because that is exactly how the new owner of this dreamy cottage will feel every day, sitting on the dock of 2170 E. Lakeshore. This newly-built dock is so imposing that people drifting by on a boat may just think it’s another beach house: vaulted, beamed ceiling, shaker siding, overhead fans and lighting, and gorgeous wood flooring. Guests may prefer to stay the night under the stars in this gem of a boathouse!
A true Malibou Lake aficionado has to spend only a few minutes on this property to know that this is what a lake house should be: unique character, charm, and more than that -- authenticity. Step inside and see for yourself. The appealing Dutch door opens to an expansive country kitchen, made to welcome, with a handsome, antique wood stove sitting on slate tiles. It has been updated with thoughtful taste, giving both modern conveniences and that lovely cottage esthetic: Miele double oven, stainless appliances, striking white cabinetry, and over-sized island. A few steps beyond is the great room, with a massive wall of river-rock fireplace, wooden flooring, and study area, all surrounded by windows facing the lake. In fact, every room has a lake view. The dining room is especially enticing, with a window seat and three walls of windows, making it sparkle with sunlight! The marvelous master suite is on this level, with wood flooring, vaulted ceiling, river-rock fireplace, and French doors leading to the deck. The en suite bath has exquisite black & white tiles, clawfoot tub, and large country sink. A guest bedroom and bath on the lower level is equally appealing.
Outside is an amazing deck, with a pergola and river-rock flooring, surrounded by crisp, white fencing. Dozens of pines, oaks, and sycamores dot the property, and a stroll up the meandering path offers sweet surprises: a secret lounging spot, a jaw-dropping view of the Santa Monica Mountains! Members of the Malibou Lake community also enjoy boating, swimming, tennis, fishing, a pool, and year-round events.
It’s way past time to step onto your boat, listen to the hum of the motor, and be soothed……