Stroll Through the Mendenhall Estate

Tuscany or Topanga? It's hard to believe that this grand, 23-acre estate is only minutes from bustling Ventura Boulevard.
By: Lisa Johnson Mandell

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Photo By: Riley Jamison

Entry to Mendenhall Estate

A lengthy, manicured driveway leads to a circular motor court with a fountain and a porte-cochere leading to the garages.

Mendenhall Estate Grounds

Although it was built in 2004, the mature landscaping and Tuscan-style architecture give it the grand elegance of old California -- or perhaps Italy.

Outdoor Living Room

This large outdoor living room, perfect for entertaining or for enjoying the mild evening weather, is one of many outdoor living spaces adjacent to the house.

Great Room at Mendenhall Estate

Natural woods and plaster have been used throughout the home, designed by the Biglin Architectural Group. Large windows in almost every room take full advantage of ambient daytime light.

Grand Game Room

The elaborate woodwork on the ceiling and built-in wall units show that no expense has been spared in this game/media room.

Chef's Kitchen at Mendenhall Estate

Modern cooks will appreciate the chef's kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, as well as the high barrel ceiling and abundance of prep space.

Master Suite at Mendenhall Estate

A romantic master suite overlooks the mountain vistas from the second story, and includes a spa-like bath as well as spacious walk-in closets.

Study at Mendenhall Estate

A cream and delft blue color scheme, both inside and out, give this study, and the entire home, a warm, intimate feeling, despite it's 12,000 square feet.

Tennis Court at Mendenhall Estate

In addition to this fully lighted tennis court, the Mendenhall estate includes a soccer field, bocce ball area, organic orchards, formal gardens and room for vineyards and horses.

Mendenhall Backyard

There are plenty of intimate seating areas, surrounded by lush foliage, throughout the grounds. A well on the property provides the water, and there is a well-water reclamation system that keeps waste at a minimum.

Resort-like Pool

A large, traditional-style saline pool gives the backyard a feeling of grace, elegance and history, reminiscent of grand California estates built early last century.

Property View of Mendenhall Estate

This photo, taken from a distance, gives you an idea of the expanse of the 23-acre property, and of the mountain and canyon views.

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