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Creating a sense of seclusion in a city of nearly four million people is no easy feat. Nestled in the Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood, 2188 Mandeville Canyon Road is a newly-built estate designed to deliver the utmost privacy on four sprawling acres.

The powerhouse team behind this contemporary-style residence consists of architect Noah Walker, interior designer Jamie Bush and landscape designer Christine London. Together, they have forged a home with a sense of place, inspired by its natural surroundings and the California lifestyle.

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Comprising six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, the nearly 19,000-square-foot home is located at the end of a long private driveway. The stacked volumes are a sight to behold, framing vistas that extend across the canyon to the ocean. At 925 square feet, the four-car garage is bigger than most Los Angeles apartments and is accompanied by four additional outdoor parking spaces.

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Inside, the home is warm and inviting with lofty 13-foot ceilings clad in Danish white oak. Operable glass wall systems are paired with steel-framed windows to welcome in natural light, and many of the walls are textured with stone, plaster or wood treatments. The interiors adhere to a warm, neutral color palette and are staged with one-of-a-kind vintage furniture pieces. 

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To make the vast, open spaces feel more intimate, the design team focused on scale and proportion. In the kitchen, an elongated island topped with Italian marble incorporates a six-seater table, while an oversized range hood serves as a commanding focal point. This magazine-worthy space is equipped with Miele appliances, oak cabinetry and a cozy breakfast nook.

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The formal dining room features a harvest table suitable for large gatherings that’s anchored by two woven chandeliers. Meantime, the indoor/outdoor living room lends luxury ski chalet vibes with a stone-surround fireplace and warm wood accents. Tucked behind one of the many lounge areas is a sleek bar with illuminated open shelving.

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A curvilinear staircase made of wood and metal leads to the upstairs bedrooms and a workspace. This inspiring office — one of two throughout the home — boasts concealed storage and floating corner shelves that would make for an attractive Zoom background. The space opens onto a generous outdoor terrace complete with verdant views and a fire pit. 

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Photo: Benny Chan

The primary suite occupies an entire wing of the home, with a double-sided fireplace to separate the sleeping quarters from the sitting area. There are dual walk-in closets with Italian-designed organizing systems and balconies that overlook the grassy backyard. Primed for relaxation, the ensuite bathroom includes opposing vanities, a freestanding soaker tub and a walkout to an outdoor seating area. 

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Two additional bedrooms with Juliet balconies are found on the upper level, while two others are located on the lower level and connect to the landscaped gardens and exterior walkways.

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Outside, 3,500 square feet of covered patio space creates endless opportunities for cooking, dining, lounging and entertaining. Spanning over two acres, the levelled grounds include flower, herb and vegetable gardens, plus a variety of fruit trees. The stand-alone pool house boasts an outdoor shower, pool table, bathroom and bar area, sitting adjacent to the 75-foot, Lautner-edge pool and eight-person jacuzzi. 

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2188 Mandeville Canyon Road touts a wide array of amenities, including an indoor lap pool, a 12-seat home theatre, 1,650-bottle wine room, bar and poker room, and a fitness studio with a steam room. The sixth bedroom is located in the separate guest house, which comes well-appointed with a kitchen, living and dining area, full bathroom, and a washer and dryer.

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Among the home’s many conveniences are a laundry room, dog wash area, Mitsubishi backup generators, keypad locks, a Lutron remote control lighting system, and a Crestron home automation system. There’s also a state-of-the-art security system and a utility structure that could be used for extra parking or storage. 

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Asking $70 million, 2188 Mandeville Canyon Road is listed by Blair Chang, co-founder of The Agency. Although seemingly isolated, the home is minutes away from well-regarded schools, country clubs, the Brentwood Country Mart, freeways and state beaches. 

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