Set serenely back from the street on an extra-large lot with motor court, this contemporary Spanish retreat blends together the best of modern in-door/out-door living with old world warmth and character all in a private verdant setting. The bright and open floor plan starts with a dramatic formal living room accented by two-story exposed wood ceiling, wide plank hardwood floors and stately fireplace opening to raised formal dining room with both rooms having sliding glass doors and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gated courtyard entry. Additionally, there is a gourmet center-island kitchen with Saltillo tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, extensive storage, Zen-garden atrium and breakfast area overlooking expansive family room featuring tile/wood flooring, second large fireplace, wet bar and wrap-around windows. Upstairs are four family bedrooms and three baths configured as an office, large hallway bath, two bedrooms separated by shared bath, laundry room, and spacious primary suite with multiple large closets, private covered balcony and sumptuous light filled bath. The back of the house opens to a large patio area perfect for entertaining or alfresco dining, small maids with bath, grassy play area, sparkling swimmer's pool and separate spa. The house is centrally located only minutes to downtown Brentwood shops, restaurants, markets and the weekly outdoor farmers' market.