10688 Ranch road
This beautiful, corner-lot, two-story home sits high on a knoll with great views toward the ocean. It has great curb appeal. Here is one of the mid-century, custom homes built in 1963 in Culver Crest, arguably the best neighborhood. There is a gorgeous, landscaped back yard with paths that climb up the hillside for incredible views of the ocean, city, and mountains over the tree tops. It has a wonderfully unique patio area at the top to enjoy those incredible views, like a sanctuary far removed from the city below.
Nestled in the trees on a large corner lot of 10,815 square feet, this home measures 2,872 square feet on two levels. There are officially 3 bedrooms. The original 4th bedroom was opened up to another bedroom to make one large bedroom suite. It could easily be returned to the original 4 bedroom plan. There are 2.5 bathrooms, a laundry room, family room, a den/office and under-roof two- car garage. This is a well cared for home with central heating, and photo-voltaic solar panels for electric efficiency.
Walk along the gray paver stone pathways to an inviting entry and step through the front door into the great room. The sunken living room is large and inviting with a fireplace, a wall of windows to the west, and glass doors to the back patio. The dining area will accommodate any size table, in a wonderful space for entertaining, made spacious under a vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling. It is decorated in modern white tones with a mix of terrazzo and Saltillo tile floors. Plantation shutters control the ample flow of western afternoon light. The room faces the ocean and has great views with lots of cool, shore breezes.
The north wing off to one side of the great room is the two story section of the home. The family room is on the lower level where a second fireplace and a wall of glass patio doors open to a beautiful garden with fruit-bearing avocados, three citrus tree varieties, roses, and an endless array of flowers. The kitchen is open to the family room. Hallways lead to a den/office, a laundry room, and a powder room. The upper level bedrooms are served by a full double-sink bathroom. Both bedrooms have nature views with rear bedroom’s large window looking out on the private, hillside yard. The front bedroom has a long balcony with ocean, city, mountain, and tree-top views.
The master bedroom lies to the east of the great room on the ground level. It has a sitting area under a large skylight with a tall ceiling and a wall of closets. It is a private retreat well separated from the rest of the home. The master bath has two separate vanity areas and sinks.
The home is located in beautiful Culver Crest, a unique, wooded hillside neighborhood. It has been featured by the LA Times as a best-kept secret. This classic California ranch style home is a quiet hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city below.
The Neighborhood Watch program is extensive and includes a neighborhood association with programs for community safety and emergency preparedness. Award winning El Rincon Elementary School is short walking distance. El Moreno Language School, Middle School and High School are just a bit further north. You may also walk to restaurants, shopping, parks, and transportation. As a charter city, Culver City has its own government, school district, police, and fire departments. All are top rated. This is why Culver City is considered to be the place to be on the Westside with an Expo Line Station, incredible restaurants, shopping, and great city services.