The land was purchased by a local builder who intended to reside in the location himself. An architect friend of his owed him some favors and agreed to design the home that would be built for the unusual property, quietly tucked into a hillside overlooking the valley in Woodland Hills. As the home was near completion, at great reluctance the builder decided to sell the property to an inventor entrepreneur who was moving inland from the Pacific Palisades with his wife, who preferred the drier valley climate. For years the two enjoyed their serene commute through nearby Topanga Canyon to the company they owned together near Hayden Tract, which manufactured protective and industrial coatings.
The 5 bd 4.5 ba modern multi-level home, just under 3700 sqft, contains vaulted ceilings throughout creating a bright airy atmosphere. Leading into the master bedroom, a 12ft library is nested with shelves of novels and memoirs, accessed by a rolling wooden ladder. The walls in the home are covered in thoughtfully curated artwork collected by the owners over decades. A common theme and inspiration throughout the space is work by contemporary artist and sculptor Larry Bell, whom the owners maintained a lifelong friendship with when Bell stumbled into their manufacturing company looking for art supplies years ago. His fractions, vapor drawings, mirage work and sculptures can be seen throughout the home. A friend of Bell’s, artist Ed Moses was introduced to the owners and presented a sizable piece that lives above the fireplace as a focal point in the grand entryway.
Filled with infatuation for the home, art collecting and architecture, as a passion project the couple continued pouring love into renovations to better accommodate their lifestyle and growing family.
The first addition was a pool, situated in the front of the home allowing them to take advantage of the expansive valley views while the surrounding trees envelop the area providing complete privacy for the owners and their guests. Due to the rugged terrain, the pool was built using cantilever construction. Designer Alan Stewart was brought in to remodel various rooms including adding skylights and greenhouse windows to maximize the home’s sunny disposition. The kitchen was completely redone with an unique center peninsula separating cooking space from an eat-in area looking onto a garden. The owner built an office on the garage level by tunneling out space under a patio.
Later, they retained architect Jeff Kalban to build a family room that would be equally comfortable for two people as it would be for 30. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto lush canyon views and drench the room with soft northern sunlight. Small rectangular panes of blue, yellow, red and clear glass scatter across a neighboring wall in the room bringing in pops of colored light. Kalban provided vivid artwork to match the modern aesthetic, along with furniture and built-ins to complete the space. A garden pathway connecting the pool to this space allowed it to be used as a recreation area by the owner’s growing number of grandchildren, who would come in after a swim. The room also housed an extensive art collection including items picked up on travels throughout the world. The remaining space below the family room is used as an additional office and gym. An appreciation for this most recent renovation turned into a beautiful friendship between Kalban and the owners.
A garden pathway connecting the pool to this space allowed it to be used as a recreation area by the owner’s growing number of grandchildren, who would come in after a swim. The room also housed an extensive art collection including items picked up on travels throughout the world. The remaining space below the family room is used as an additional office and gym. An appreciation for this most recent renovation turned into a beautiful friendship between Kalban and the owners.
|Address:||5083 Campo Rd|
|Lot Square Feet:||21,043|
|Property Type:||Single Family|
A unique and modern property, quietly tucked into a hillside just south of the Boulevard overlooking the valley in Woodland Hills. The modern multi-level home with just under 3700 sqft, built on nearly half an acre, contains vaulted ceilings throughout, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. A new roof, equipped with 39 solar panels, was added in 2019. A long, private driveway leads to a large two car garage with built-in cabinetry. Leading into the master bedroom, is an impressive 12 foot floor to ceiling library with rolling wooden ladder. The Master Suite, filled with natural light, has direct access to a balcony with a view, as well as walk-in closets, jetted tub and sauna. Skylights and greenhouse windows maximize the home’s sunny disposition. The kitchen is designed with a unique center peninsula separating cooking space from an eat-in area looking onto a garden. The pool is situated in the front of the home to take advantage of the expansive valley views while the surrounding trees provide complete privacy with a vine covered pergola seating area. The pavilion, built by Architect Jeff Kalban, has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto lush canyon views and drench the room with soft northern sunlight. The entire property is a sanctuary with a creative ambience. Privately tucked away, but just minutes to the city, this home is a relaxing retreat, perfect for entertaining, creating, and working from home.