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Home of the Week: Spanish-style eye-catcher in the San Fernando Valley

Ever wonder what's behind gates at 4562 Topanga in Woodland Hills? Local landmark is up for sale

This eye-catching Spanish-style house is something of a local landmark in the San Fernando Valley. The walled compound contains multiple waterfalls, a 7,500-gallon koi/turtle pond, and a variety of palms, cactuses, succulents, birds of paradise and aloe plants. The seller has spent two decades extending the landscaping to include public property at the corner of Topanga Boulevard and Mulholland Drive.

Location: 4562 Topanga Blvd., Woodland Hills 91364

Asking price: $1.3 million

Year built: 1931

House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,667 square feet

Lot size: 19,193 square feet

Features: Redwood finishes, oak and maple floors, vaulted and wooden ceilings, French doors, three gas fireplaces, tankless water heater, blue tile roof, extensive decks, beach-access pool, hot tub, statuary

About the area: In the first six months of this year, 174 single-family homes sold in the 91364 ZIP Code at a median price of $680,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.7% price increase from the first half of 2013.

Agent: Gil Azcarate, Pinnacle Estate Property, (818) 534-4592(818) 534-4592

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