Offbeat Topanga retreat with dome home lists for sale at $4.5 million


Three cottages and a barn come with the $4.5-million price tag for this retreat in Topanga Canyon.

The property, previously operated as a bed-and-breakfast called the Chianti Life, stretches across two acres and is approached by a wooded pathway entrance.

The three mini homes are made private by a landscape of mature oak trees. Bridges over a spring-fed creek connect each residence to the main gathering place, which houses an outdoor dining area and fireplace.


Four bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread across 917 square feet of living space.

One of the cottages, a dome home, sits on a deck and boasts a large hexagonal skylight to brighten the space.

Across the way, the main cottage features European designs under vaulted ceilings and hardwood walls. The master bedroom sits 30 feet above the stream below, and the bathroom has a clawfoot tub.

Walkways of brick and wood wind through the property, providing views of the detailed landscaping and the mountains beyond. In the central space, a circular garden anchors the middle of a stone sitting area.

Nancy Osborne of Halton Pardee and Partners holds the listing.

A one-bedroom stay at the B&B currently runs for around $350 per night.

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