11400 Sunshine Terrace | Studio City
This Studio City 1923 private estate was renovated by hit songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. A French Chateau with contemporary accents, the exquisite, 3 plus acre residence is simply one of a kind from its gated approach to its architectural and design features. It is perfectly sited to capture city and mountain views but boasts flat pastoral greens that house a 50 foot long infinity pool and a separate hot tub.
Measuring appx. 7,600 s.f., the sleek and sophisticated interiors are accented by the preservation of carefully selected architectural elements preserved from the 1923 original construction, creating a perfect union between the glamour of the roaring 20’s and today’s modern lifestyle. From floor to ceiling, nearly every accent and finish was custom designed to provide a truly elegant and warm environment.
Enter through a magnificent foyer of inlaid marble floors, high ceilings, artist inspired railings and a dangling 14 foot crystal chandelier. Unobstructed mountain views are visible through the hand crafted solarium doors off of the foyer. The Grand Room houses a 23 foot tall stone fireplace and beamed vaulted ceilings. This original room captures the uniqueness of the property with six sets of custom crafted French glass doors flanking the room and welcoming the aesthetic pleasures of the outdoors. The formal dining room is spacious yet warm, accented with Donghia wall coverings and mirroring the grand room with its rich herringbone patterned dark walnut floors and arched doors to adjoining outside terraces. The center-island kitchen offers Thermador professional stainless appliances, an espresso station, Calcutta Gold marble counter-tops, and exquisite hand made Ann Sachs concrete floors. The kitchen doors open to an outside eating terrace with a fountain. From the kitchen, one can see the informal living space; which has a fireplace, flat screen tv and various seated areas for entertaining. There is a powder room near the entry to service guests.
The master suite is romantic in its appointments, with an artist designed double door entry, vaulted ceiling with antiqued beams, wide-planked walnut flooring, low profile fireplace, sauna, and a luxurious master bath with his/hers sinks and a steam shower. There are four additional bedroom suites, one of which is separately located on the lower level.
In addition to the family room, there is a bonus room on the lower level that is perfectly suited for a studio, office, recreation or play room, or home theatre (which it is already wired for).
Truly, one of Los Angeles’ hidden treasures.