Like an arrowhead, the groomed lot sprouting a custom 2007 Mediterranean comes to a point — though the tip, where Merlin and Ben Hur (drives) part ways south of Westview and west of Voss Rd., is separated from the base by a circular driveway linking the 2 streets within the Cedarwood section of Spring Valley. Listed a week ago, the property has a $1.649 million asking price. Does the lots-o’-lawn on the grand approach come with a back-lot equivalent? Judge for yourself:
Listing photos pay attention to the ornate scroll work on the front doors and the pair of towering sentry palms.
A little more grill furls up the stairwell. Both the foyer (below) and family room (pictured at the top of the story) have a 2-story presence. High ceilings currently accommodate assorted art work — not included, the listing notes.
Neither is the chandelier in the dining room, one of the 2 rooms off the foyer. Both feature wooden flooring and deeply tinted ceilings:
The other front room with arched window pair is this study:
Travertine flooring and arched-but-unadorned passageways link common areas toward the back of the 4,791-sq.-ft. floor plan. Here’s another take on the light-friendly double-decker family room:
It’s adjacent to a mostly open kitchen, equipped with a granite-topped island and matching bi-level peninsula for prep and seating. There’s also a shuttered corner pocket set up for informal dining.
In addition to a wet bar, there’s a wine room:
The powder room’s mural is hand-painted:
The home has 4 (or 5) bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. A master suite with tiers of recessed ceiling unfolds on the first floor:
Do any of the camera-shy secondary bedrooms located upstairs have access to the front balcony (visible through the double window atop the foyer’s airspace)?
Ditto the back balcony:
The carpeted game room open to the landing appears to serve as an access point to the former:
The view north from the front balcony (through the canopy of a strategically placed tree) takes in any travelers entering the niche neighborhood from Westview Dr.:
From the back balcony (and the patio below it), the southern exposure shows how the back lot plays out:
Much of it is occupied by a sparkling poolscape — with an adjacent “casita” of 278 sq. ft. that houses a bedroom and bath:
The mini-me outbuilding shares an outdoor kitchen with the main house:
And yes, there is (a bit of) yard left over, though its grass patch is more sidling than centered on the 14,600-sq.-ft. lot:
- 8829 Merlin Dr. [HAR]