Private gated estate tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac. Over 19,800 sqft lot with expansive lawns & gardens, dramatic fountains, intricate brickwork, outdoor BBQ kitchen & intimate dining patios transport you far from the city while being located in one of Santa Monica’s most desirable enclaves. Amongst the gardens sits an impressive traditional estate- over 9,500 sqft of living space; all above ground with elevator! A classic & generous floorplan affords every desire. Built at the highest standard this substantial home boasts high coved & coffered ceilings, limestone & hardwood floors, extensive built-ins & closet space and French doors leading out to the gardens from nearly every room. A large inviting library, office, formal dining, living & family rooms provide the perfect setting for both formal & casual entertaining. The cook’s kitchen is well conceived with a large center island, stainless appliances, walk-in china closet & pantry and a sunny breakfast room. Upstairs features 4 bedrooms plus a craft room/potential 5th bedroom. The master retreat enjoys large windows with treetop views, a dual fireplace, large sitting room & a huge private balcony. The master suite also contains a wet bar & dual bathrooms, one of which features a spa tub overlooking the gardens & two huge walk-in closets. Above the 3-car garage a 2-room suite with ¾ bath provides many flexible use options- multi-generational living, grounds-keeper or guest space. Rarely does a property of this size & stature come to market in such a prime location. Transform this high-quality estate into the home of your dreams!