Shelter For Sybarites, $3.8M


A multi-year project designed by producer/director Philip Atwell, resulting in this extraordinary 5-bed, 4.5-bath property in Sherman Oaks. Already well-known for his music video and projects– collaborating over the years with Dr. Dre, Eminem, and others– Atwell is now becoming recognized for his outstanding residential design/build projects.

Replacing a c.1949 home on a wide, street-to-street lot, Atwell created an unparalleled setting with simple, impeccably detailed volumes throughout. The main living space opens to the upper deck with a 30-foot-wide expanse of retracting Fleetwood glass walls.

The master suite’s retracting walls of Fleetwood windows opens up to the deck across a corner; the spa bath, a dressing room and office (or fifth bedroom) complete the upper level, above the 60-foot pool.

What We Love: Few homes on steep slopes have swimming pools, but here the street-to-street lot enabled the Atwell to build both uphill and down. Plus the expanses of unadorned vertical fir siding reminds us (fondly) of Fire Island beach houses from the 70’s.

On the lower level, three additional bedrooms, a media room, and this unforgettable shower paneled in horizontal cedar planks.

More: Go to the listing for additional images, details, and a seductive video that tells the story best. Staging by Camthy Wong of Blue Barley Home.

3667 Dixie Canyon Avenue is offered at $3,788,000 by Rick Torres, F. Ron Smith, David Berg with the Smith + Berg Partners team at Compass Real Estate.

Photo Credit: Noel Kleinman, Courtesy of Smith + Berg Partners