453 Frontenac Avenue
453 Frontenac Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Delight in this modern Mount Washington masterpiece full of clever custom design elements. First, let the cheerful vibes of the private front courtyard instantly fill your soul. Then joyfully enter into a very sophisticated kitchen area complete with an ''invisible pantry'' with plenty of storage joined by a hidden refrigerator and dishwasher. The expansive island with a KitchenAid cooktop and a cantilevered edge is a natural spot to hang out, but if you really want to gild the lily, open up the wall of sliding glass and take your cocktails on the balcony while you get high on the spectacular view. Sure, there is also a 2-car garage and bathroom on the top level. Still, all the business is behind hidden doors so that you can continue your fun to the second level featuring 3 generously sized bedrooms and a family room. Also, on this level is ''the Grotto'' with a stacked-stone water feature, partially covered decking, and built-in benches; the other side is lined with artificial turf and a pull-down movie screen. For more adventure, go to the backyard playhouse and snack on the harvest from your built-in garden beds. Modern and ingenious, with an overarching element of fun; this is not just a home but a sanctuary for your soul.