Bringing to mind a country estate in Europe, the Tuscan-style Mendenhall Estate sits on acres of landscaped grounds in a gated community. The graceful mansion's high-ceiling living room, master suite and swimming pool take in views of the surrounding mountains and canyons.
PHOTOS: The Mendehall Estate in Topanga
Location: 21000 Mendenhall Court, Topanga 90290
Asking price: $21.5 million
Year built: 2004
House size: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet
Lot size: 23 acres
Features: Media room, office, wine cellar, children's wing with game room, covered terraces, saline swimming pool, spa, lighted tennis court, soccer field, bocce court, well, solar panels, fruit trees, four-car garage, 35 on-site parking spots, zoned for horses
About the area: In the first half of the year, 42 single-family homes resold in the 90290 ZIP Code at a median price of $980,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 42.6% price increase from the first half last year.
Agent: Gracee Arthur, (310) 804-0708, Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty; and Michael Libow, (310) 285-7509, Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office
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