Welcome to this iconic Belmont Heights French country estate home, offered for the first time in 20 years. Tastefully crafted with an incredible blend of historic elegance, contemporary styling and family-friendly design, this home is just steps from everything you may ever need, while staying just far enough away to escape into your own oasis. Originally built in 1923, this home was fully renovated down to the studs, with modern systems and tasteful nods to its heritage in 2000. Instantly drawing you in from the curb, the twenty foot tall Italian Cypress encircle the property accompanied by a stone wall that provides stateliness, security and privacy. As you enter through the front gate, you’re welcomed by a slate path entry with both an outdoor seating area to your right and a generous, yet zen-like yard space to your left. Upon entry, the large original front door leads to a formal, receiving living room with a wood-burning fireplace and huge south-facing bay window. As you flow into the private, yet intimate dining room, your eye is immediately drawn towards the upgraded Artimide lighting and 10 person dining table. Flowing effortlessly into the informal living room just steps away, you can let your hair down or spend some quality family time in the extra living room along the generously sized west wing of the home. The practical and yet custom kitchen includes Stainless steel appliances, German cabinetry and emperador dark stone counter tops which provide a contemporary aesthetic in a fully functional chef’s kitchen. The elevated family table makes a seamless transition into a bar top which seats 4-6 and overlooks another family room with its own original river-rock, wood-burning fireplace. As you continue through the first floor, the vibrant and natural lit front bedroom can easily double as a home office and wouldn’t be complete without the accompaniment of a full bathroom and adjacent subterranean stone wine cellar for keeping your favorite drinks on hand. As you wander upstairs, the first thing that draws your eye is the palatial master suite directly ahead of you. The en suite is accompanied by the home’s third wood burning fireplace, a jacuzzi tub with separate glass shower, walk in closet and private balcony overlooking the park. There’s no shortage of natural light in the master bedroom, nor the three other bedrooms on the second floor which share a full bathroom and the hidden hall laundry for convenience and practicality. Continuing up to the rooftop from the second floor, you immediately realize how centrally located you are, with a peekaboo ocean view and private deck for soaking up the California sun. And as if the tour wasn’t already impressive enough, please take note to the central AC and Heating, Lifesource whole-house water system, oversized 80 gallon water heater, oversized two car garage with gated parking, three award winning schools within walking distance and all of the shops and dining you could possibly imagine.