The Mendenhall Estate ($18,500,000): European country estate in the Santa Monica Mountains perfectly sited on 23 verdant acres w/unobstructed open mountain/cyn views. This hidden Tuscan retreat is only a few miles to premier restaurants, shopping, schools and entertainment and accessed through a guard-gated community. A well for watering the vast, lush landscaping , solar panels, and other eco-friendly amenities abound. A fabulous saline pool is perched w/amazing views. Fruit trees, gardens and room for a vineyard! Zoned for horses. There are large flat green expanses of sun-drenched lawns , a bocce court, and lighted tennis court.This expansively elegant; yet, comfortable home has a wonderful ceiling in the great room which fronts the views and many outdoor entertaining areas. Romantic master overlooks the mountain vistas from the 2nd story which includes a separate children’s wing w/lg play rm. Among the many upstairs bedrooms is an attached guest unit. The true illustration of a ‘trophy’ property!