Nestled among mature sycamore and oak trees and located in the private and gated enclave of Valley Oak Drive, this hidden jewel is a compound inspired by the Great Lakes of Minnesota and the Colorado Rockies. Sunlight dapples through a high canopy of trees, and after a rain, a small running creek creates a magical atmosphere – lending a stillness and peace that invites deer, owls and other wildlife. A rare experience so close to city life. Gated and set above the large motor-court, a stone walkway leads to the main living residence with a front door that opens to a seamless space of living, dining, kitchen and family areas. Generous walls of glass overlook the patios and terraced yard creating an incomparable feeling that’s both intimate and expansive. As part of the main residence, a sky-lit staircase leads to the second floor and gives one the serenity of being perched in the trees. It features a beautiful master suite with bath plus a second bedroom with full bath. From the main house, a private walkway guides you across the soft green expanse to a full guesthouse. As with the main residence, it is also cradled by the warmth of mature landscaping and overlooks areas inspired for play and relaxation. A property as special and rare as this can only be underscored by the choice of materials used throughout: redwood exterior, Brazilian walnut floors, glass and tinted concrete on counters and floors. The privacy and security of the property are complete with a direct access garage and elevator in the main residence. If one is looking for more than just a home but for a lifestyle that’s in the city yet so far from the city – this is it. And, please, make sure to be quiet as the family of deer crosses the yard.