MID-CENTURY HOME WITH A VIEW

3 Beds      3 Baths      2,376 SF      18,424 SF Lot      VIEWS!      LARGE LOT!      $1,299,000    SOLD

18260 Karen Dr, Tarzana, CA 91356

This 3BD/3BA 2,372 sq.ft. home located south-of-the-boulevard provides a discerning buyer a view property on a private cul-de-sac street. The home’s open floor plan living spaces showcase high ceilings which are flooded with abundant natural light. Entertain this summer on a massive balcony with views of the eastern valley area. Each of the house’s bedrooms are connected to a bathroom. The master bedroom is en-suite (with a dual-sink vanity), has 2 closets, and access to outdoor space.  Strategically-placed windows and skylights ensure that every room gets plenty of sunlight—and moonlight. A 2-car detached garage is connected to the main home via a porte-cochere. The oversized lot (over 18,000 sq.ft.) provides an opportunity for a buyer to expand the footprint of the home to create something unique. Build a secondary structure below the main house or add a large pool. Close to area offerings. With its mid-century modern vibe and explosive views, this home is Tarzana living at its best!

  • 3 spacious bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms
  • Private master bathroom with free standing shower
  • Panoramic views
  • Large, undeveloped land below home awaiting expansion
  • Open floor plan with high ceilings and natural light
  • Skylights
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Detached 2-car garage connected to the main home via a porte-cochere
  • Cul-de-sac street affords privacy (formerly celebrity-occupied)
  • Spacious kitchen with brand-new stainless-steel fridge

1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the popular Tarzan novels, arrived in California with his family, relocating from Oak Park, Illinois.  That same year, Burroughs purchased and established the Tarzana Ranch. Burroughs subdivided and sold the land for residential development with neighboring small farms following suit.

The district has a rustic origin story: The hills that would someday boast two country clubs and some of the most expensive homes in the west San Fernando Valley were originally part of the Rancho El Encino, a land given over to cattle herds and citrus trees through which the dusty Camino Real meandered on its way to Santa Barbara.

The end of World War II saw an increased pace of development, and by the time the freeways opened in the 1960s, Tarzana's once-rural landscape was part of a massive suburb that stretched uninterrupted from Burbank to Canoga Park.

Yet the pace of life is noticeably more relaxed than in closer-in parts of the Valley. There is golf to be played, including at El Caballero Country Club, one of the first country clubs in L.A. to accept both Jews and Christians as members. The local business improvement district has made strides in re-establishing a walkable shopping village along Ventura Boulevard.

It might not be as flashy and luridly exciting as the books that gave it its name, but, as a 1920s real estate pamphlet put it, Tarzana has "less fog, less dampness, less rheumatism, less neuritis and a longer life."

Neighborhood highlights

36 holes of hilltop golf: Tarzana's two country clubs — one of which sits on a portion of Burroughs' old estate — offer plenty of tee time opportunities.

Suburban farming: Tarzana's Melody Acres is zoned R-A, which means you can finally start your free-range chicken farm while still only being five minutes away in any direction from a Starbucks.

Market snapshot

Portions of the 91335 and the 91356 ZIP Codes overlap the Tarzana area. In May, based on 38 sales, the median price for single-family homes in the 91335 ZIP was $481,000. The median price in the 91356 ZIP was $1.023 million based on 27 sales.

Report card

Within the boundaries of Tarzana is Wilbur Avenue Elementary, which scored 914 out of 1,000 in the 2013 Academic Performance Index. Sherman Oaks Center of Enriched Studies scored 891; Nestle Avenue Elementary scored 886; and Gaspar De Portola Middle had a score of 866. Vanalden Avenue Elementary and Tarzana Elementary scored 850 and 794, respectively.

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Zack Feitelberg

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310.408.3891

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Jeff Yarbrough

Realtor & Principal
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323.854.4300

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