Nestled among the Deodars, on a private drive in the sought after upper Alta Canyada neighborhood of the Los Angeles suburb of La Cañada Flintridge, sits this rustic mid-century home with an extensive use of glass and open design concepts that helps forge a connection with nature.

As you cross the wooden footbridge to the leaded glass-flanked, double door entrance, you are welcomed with a view of a vaulted planked beam ceiling that presides over the entryway and into the heart of the home.

The entertaining space flows from the open foyer to the step down living room with towering built-in bookshelves and an epic wall of windows that is perfect for allowing natural light to illuminate the interior as well as extending the living space into the backyard. An impressive floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around Arizona drift rock fireplace warms both the living and family room.

The versatile family-dining room with beamed ceilings, large windows and built-in buffet is spacious for family gatherings.

The classic cook’s kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and picture windows that brighten the breakfast nook with majestic views. A side door leads to the tranquil yard with fountains and citrus trees.

The private master is located off the gallery from the foyer, featuring vaulted planked beamed ceilings and natural light from the large sliders leading to a balcony plus an ensuite bathroom.

A separate hallway leads you to three naturally lit bedrooms; two front facing with coved ceilings and a third that is perfect for an office. All three bedrooms share a large full bathroom with double sinks.

The lower level boasts a great room/guest area complete with fireplace, wet bar and full bathroom.

The direct access two-car garage opens to the gated auto court and garden that produces a bounty of exotic heirloom tomatoes and vegetables.

The pool is set against a backdrop of lush foliage that creates an ambiance of escape and tranquility surrounded by mature deodars for a shaded retreat.

This classic California home is listed for $2.375 million with Dilbeck Real Estate and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.