Towering Trees Grow Through the Roof of This $2.6M Topanga Canyon Home

The mountaintop home mingles with dense oaks and offers stunning views of Red Rock Canyon Park.

Property Details: 

Location: 1359 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, California

Price: $2,600,000

Footprint: 2,925 square feet (four bedrooms, four baths)

Lot size: 3.51 acres

Year built: 1948 

From the agent: "Three separate lots and three separate homes. The magnificent mother oak flourishes growing up and through the main house spreading her arms in a canopy of shade and love. With skylights, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and wooden elements throughout this three-bedroom two-bath home also has one of the rarest fireplaces in all of Topanga, a cooking fireplace. This landmark historical home includes a separate large one-bedroom one-bath guest home with an oversized carport, plenty of flat land, and its own lot—and there is also a sweet studio with a separate driveway and flat yard. All of this nestled on 3.5 acres of living land, hike up to the top of the property to lounge under the stars and enjoy the stunning views, sit out on the brick patio under mother oak’s forest of offspring, or create a wonderful garden in the sunny, flat yard. Just minutes to the center of town, the beach, SFV, and Santa Monica. Gated and private."

A short hike to the top of the property offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and mountains.

In order to ensure a healthy life for the oak trees, the house has been built around the trees as not to impose, but to compliment. The realtor says, "Sloan’s Oak estate was created in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition of designing in harmony with humanity and the environment."

Two of the three units share a main entrance, and all three units make use of communal outdoor spaces woven between the house and the charismatic oak trees.

Upon entry into the home guests are greeted by an immense oak tree and ushered up the handlaid stone stairs. 

The living room hosts a slanted, exposed-beam ceiling and a massive stone fireplace. 

White countertops meet wooden cabinetry for a relaxed, cozy kitchen vibe.  

The use of wood makes this kitchen feel organic and inviting, similar to the environment of an old cabin. 

The primary bedroom is wrapped in wood, save for the roof. Rectangular sliding windows offer views of the lush property. 

The second bedroom, in all white, offers a clean slate with built-in closet cabinetry.

A lovely sitting room features an inset wall shelf with a long, horizontal window that lets in light and offers just a peek at the treetops. 

The third unit of the home is accessible from a separate entrance. 

The second unit boasts a large and open main room with sliding doors that offer a smooth transition between inside and outside. 

The third-unit bedroom, looks into the deep green vegetation on the property, and offers great storage with lots of closet space. 

The backyard is perfect for entertaining with a long picnic table and an L-shaped bench.

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