528 Lombard Ave
$2,495,000 | 3 Beds | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath
Behind tall, lush hedges, this private Palisades compound is charming and exceptionally beautiful. The magic begins at the curb, where a handcrafted gate leads into a hidden world of drought tolerant gardens, outdoor rooms and terraces designed by noted landscape architect Joseph Marek. The front garden is shaded by an arbor of mature trees. Behind a wisteria-draped trellis lies a hidden path leading to a lush oasis of towering palms, a solar-heated spa/dipping pool and a riot of tropical plants. Amidst this sanctuary awaits a chic bungalow and separate guesthouse where traditional California architecture deftly blends European influences, vaulted ceilings, open living spaces and walls of French doors. The main house, full of character and light, features 2 large bedroom suites plus an office or 3rd bedroom. The detached studio is complete with its own kitchenette and private bath. Architectural detail and thoughtful design merge to create a rare and magical oasis.