Secluded behind privacy gates amidst towering palms and drought-tolerant landscaping is this regal Mediterranean estate on more than half an acre of lush park-like grounds, positioned on a quiet part of Valley Vista south of Ventura Boulevard. An expansive cobblestone motor court is centered by a tranquil European fountain, affording an abundance of parking for guests. Vibrant bougainvillea complements the exterior's ornamental details as an ornate wrought-iron door welcomes visitors upon arrival. Inside, a chandelier glistens above the double-height foyer as decorative railing and a shimmering charcoal accent wall serve as backdrop. The formal living room is complete with a chateau-worthy fireplace and bay window near the formal dining room, with its coffered ceilings high above and large picture window inviting sunlight within. Tile flooring continues into the family room, appointed with a built-in media center, exposed cross-hatch beams, wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling panes of glass that open to the outside. The kitchen is dressed in warm woods and offers a delightful iridescent backsplash, copious counter prep space, eat-in breakfast area, and walk-in pantry. State-of-the-art appliances include a Thermador cooktop and warming ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and commercial-grade freezer. Upstairs, discover a lavish primary suite with large sitting area, two-sited fireplace, and arched French doors that open to a lengthy wraparound balcony overlooking the paradisal rear grounds. The primary bathroom has an oversized jetted tub, glass-enclosed shower, built-ins, and dual vanities, one of which features a makeup desk. Secondary bedrooms have generous closets, and bathrooms have custom finishes. Enjoy a fresh all-needs-met lifestyle from numerous living spaces including a billiards/card room, 12-seat theatre, office/library, and gym. Outside, relish a totally private resort-like sanctuary with pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, fire pit, and multiple patios for lounging, dining al-fresco, and relaxing under California skies. A meandering stone pathway leads to a gazebo surrounded by verdant plantings, grassy lawns, and blossoming flora, ideal for casual conversation on warm summer nights. A sports court offers a variety of recreational and competitive possibilities including tennis, pickleball, basketball, and more. Welcome to this prime, coveted section of Encino with close proximity to award-winning Lanai Road Elementary, parks, golf courses, and major freeways providing Westside/DTLA access, just moments to the many shops, boutiques, and eateries along Ventura Boulevard. Also available for sale.