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The Wall Street Journal reports today that the magnificent 3.3 acre estate property of actress Victoria Foyt has hit the market, listed for $29.95 million. As Lauren Schuker Blum of WSJ notes, the perfectly positioned property near the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon includes a library “with a secret door that leads into a Prohibition-era bar.”

609-E-Channel-06aHidden behind a wall of lush plantings and tall gates, the alluring and romantic estate at 609 E. Channel Road features a total of 12 bedrooms and 14,000 sq. ft. of indoor living space and is one of the finest ever to be offered on the Westside of Los Angeles. The drive up to the home takes you past a charming gate house and sweeps through the vast gardens, past the glittering resort style 72-foot pool and cabana, and up to the Old World Mediterranean residence, with its grand staircase and arched entry colonnade.

Highlights inside the main residence include a high ceilinged family room with triple Palladian French doors, a bright and whimsical St. Charles-style kitchen, a formal dining room well suited for elaborate meals and celebrations, and a  very large master bedroom with marvelous views, and a carved marble fireplace. The master suite also includes two baths (one of which is outfitted like a spa), a gym/yoga/massage area, a huge walk-in closet and a separate dressing room or office.

Leaving the main residence, one strolls across a terrace to the guest house, which contains two wonderful rooms: a pavilion-like sitting room with a fireplace, bath and kitchenette, and below it a large bedroom suite. The guest house terraces provide more peaceful views of the pool and the grounds.

The pool area features exquisite tile work and a cabana with bath and facilities for large scale entertaining. The pool itself is surrounded by a stone patio befitting a resort in France or Italy. The surrounding gardens are outstanding, with a luxury of space and an abundance of specimen plantings, including a ravishing rose garden.

A wishing well, lily ponds and pools, a running brook (providing a secondary source of water), lawns and play areas, and the aforementioned two bedroom gate house complete this extraordinary home.

Learn more about 609 E. Channel Road on its listing page.