This enchanting, updated, gated home is located just north of Mulholland Drive in the hills of Encino & surrounded by nature. Light and bright, the home features rich, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting and ample windows throughout, which provide an abundance of natural light. The vast, wooden front porch welcomes you to the main entry leading to a stylish living room with center fireplace, a full wall of built-in shelving & French doors that open to the front porch, plus sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard. The dining area, just off the living room, opens to a massive, chefs kitchen with large, center island, dual wine fridge and stainless-steel appliances, including a Viking, 6-burner stove, pot filler and range hood. A wall of windows off the dining area/kitchen accented by a row of skylights provides added natural light. Opposite the formal living room, you will find a gorgeous family room with vaulted, beamed ceilings. A sizeable closet includes a dedicated laundry area with tons of shelving for extra storage. One bedroom is located on the main level with French doors that open to the front porch. A full bathroom completes the main level. The second level includes a second full bathroom & 3 additional good-sized bedrooms, including the spacious master with walk-in closet & elegant, en-suite bath featuring dual sinks and large, glass-enclosed shower. The backyard area is private, immersed in nature & perfect for outdoor entertaining featuring a wraparound deck, sparkling pool, & pergola-covered area with tons of space for seating. Escape & relax in the separate, hillside bonus dwelling with floor-to-ceiling windows that capture stunning, hillside views & feels like a lavish treehouse. Further beyond the bonus dwelling is your own, private, basketball/sports court. Further features of the home include electronic gate with automated callbox, newer HVAC, heating & compressors (2019), newly installed high-end, tankless water heater (2021), & newly plastered/tiled pool (2021). This home is truly a fabulous retreat with resort-style amenities!