The hills of La Canada, far above downtown Los Angeles, are known for top-tier schools, large estates, and a small-town lifestyle that seems far away from an urban metropolis. It’s no wonder that celebrities including Vince Vaughn and Kevin Costner have owned real estate here.

An amazingly tranquil setting surrounds this stunning Tuscan- style estate.

Situated on a private knoll with a babbling brook, this magnificent custom-built retreat has incredible architectural details, extensive use of marble and limestone, and exceptional workmanship; the result of two years of research and design.

It features a home office with a beautiful tin ceiling and French doors opening to a balcony.

The breathtaking great room features a high beamed ceiling, fireplace with a substantial stone hearth. One set of French doors open to a balcony, another to a fabulous courtyard – perfect for entertaining.

An adjacent home theater has a built-in, 300 bottle, temperature controlled wine cabinet.

The gourmet kitchen has a massive center island, high-end stainless-steel appliances, opens to a family room with a  fireplace.

The grand staircase leads to four spacious bedrooms including the master retreat that opens to a lovely balcony with views of the surrounding nature.

The courtyard has a built-in barbecue, a fountain and leads to a backyard with a  saltwater pool, fire pit, a putting green.

The charming guest house and a three-car garage complete this estate. This home is listed for $3.495 million with Dilbeck Real Estate and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.