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Modern concrete and glass pad set hillside above the San Fernando Valley

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This contemporary estate home was designed by Peter Tolkin Architecture along with John Raymond Byram Architect, nestled over three acres on a private hillside setting above the San Fernando Valley, California. Built in 2001, this gated home is surrounded by lush greenery and a serene setting. The main residence features a series of concrete and glass pavilions that spills out onto a tranquil courtyard, swimming pool, spa and verdant landscaping. The five bedroom, nine bathroom home is shaded from the sun by deep overhangs. The interiors features an understated simplicity, with broad galleries that invites an easy flow between spaces. Soaring wood beam ceilings and expansive windows and doors encourage indoor-outdoor living. A neutral material elements of limestone flooring and concrete walls creates the perfect backdrop to highlight an art collection and architectural-scale plants. The estate’s sprawling interiors offers lavish entertaining along with areas for quite intimacy.

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This fascinating luxury estate was spotted listed for sale on The Agency at $8,499,000.

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What We Love:  This contemporary estate home offers amazing privacy in a remote area that is not far from all the conveniences of a busy urban center. An exceptional property with a beautiful location and incredible architecture both indoors and out. We love all of the concrete and glass and the easy flow between indoors and out. The expansive swimming pool makes spending time outdoors plenty of fun, especially when you can enjoy it all year round.

Readers, what do you love about this home? Any particular features that caught your eye? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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Interesting Fact: This house also has film credentials as the on-screen residence of Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) in the 2007 film, Fracture, which also starred actors Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike and Embeth Davidtz.

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The fabulous living room features a fireplace and a wall of wooden bookcases. Expansive glass doors opens out onto a covered pavilion and a swimming pool beyond. The listing for this house on the The Agency also states that there is also “a spacious family room/den, a formal dining room and a spacious deluxe kitchen with all Viking appliances, a center island, a breakfast room, a butler’s pantry and captivating views into the back yard. From the interior, the hillside serves as a visual screen, rich greens of many hues emphasized by the sculptural beauty of mature trees.”

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The bedroom master suite is located in a separate wing of the estate. It offers a private sanctuary with a sitting room, fireplace, and spectacular his/hers bathrooms and huge walk-in closets. There are also two additional en-suite bedrooms within the main residence.

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In addition to the main residence, there is a secluded one-bedroom guest house/writer’s retreat, complete with a living room and full kitchen. Other highlights to this property includes: a fully lit north/south championship tennis court, with the addition of a small pavilion adjacent to it; a detached three-car garage, an adjacent mirrored gym, plus an upstairs guest apartment with a bathroom. Excellent design, construction, finishes and detailing have been incorporated throughout the design of this incredible estate home.

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this place looks like a warehouse.