Price $1,499,000
Status Active
Beds 4
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 2,500 sqft
Lot Size 1.75 ac
Days on Market 26
Enchanted Oak Crest! Offer Deadline 03/14/2023, 6PM. Mimi and Henry Smith's legendary artist compound on nearly 2 lush acres is ready for new dreamers to take up the life of this mountainside homestead, surrounded by epic views to the west of the "7 Sisters" mountain peaks, including Strawberry Peak, which are protected parkland. The property backs up to parkland, as well, ensuring privacy. Henry and Mimi bought the property in 1960 from the original Homesteaders. They became stewards of this living work of art, building up and out as their needs changed over the years. Artists, musicians, actors, and writers dwelt, and played, on the Oak graced land. Units have been continuously rented since the 1960s, often by famous artists and musicians, all inspired by the pristine land. A spacious 900 Sq foot, 1 bedroom cottage near the street, is the perfect rental, stylishly updated, with decks, patios, and a private, fenced yard. Up a romantic stone staircase the 2 bed, 1 bath 1934 main house perches with panoramic views of the cluster of peaks across the canyon. Sunlight floods the pine floors, beamed ceilings, and old cedar walls. A woodstove cozies up the rooms. Doors flung open welcome the soft breezes. Decks take in the views and the sounds of the nearby creek. Stone walls grace old stone patios. Past a cluster of pomegranate trees, up the last staircase the true magic resides. A cluster of 5 hand built cabins rest amongst the oaks. The Gathering Cabin holds a rustic kitchen, with room for seating near the old wood stove, where friends, tribal members, artists, and family would crowd around the wood stove with songs and stories. Decks and patios lead to the cozy Library Cabin, every writer's dream, with walls of glass gazing upon the mountains. Above is the airy Main Suite Oak Crest Cabin, with epic views, a dressing room/office, loads of antler handled closets, and a water closet. The Bath Cabin nestles nearby, with tub and sink, and french doors. Down a path, Henry's Cabin, a solid studio, storeroom, workshop, where Henry stored his Native American collectibles, and too many photos to count, and Mimi kept her china and trinkets. This cabin is just waiting to be transformed into a creative space. Each dwelling has patios, decks, and flat yards, with room for expansion, all in deference to the blissful views. This epic home rests close to the village, the coast, the valley. Here on the mountain, the sounds of music, laughter and birdsong await your passion for the true Topanga Life.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 3/6/2023 Year Built 1934
Community Topanga County Los Angeles


School District Los Angeles Unified

Additional Details

AIR None
APPLIANCES Dryer, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Oven, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
AREA Topanga
CONSTRUCTION Stucco, Wood Siding
GARAGE Driveway, On Street
HEAT Propane, Wood Stove
INTERIOR Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Dressing Area, High Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floorplan
LOT 1.75 acre(s)
LOT DESCRIPTION Back Yard, Front Yard, Horse Property, Yard
PARKING Driveway,On Street
SEWER Septic Type Unknown
VIEW DESCRIPTION Canyon,Park/Greenbelt,Hills,Mountain(s),Panoramic,Rocks,Trees/Woods
WATER Public



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