In the green hills of Sherman Oaks south of Ventura Boulevard, this centrally located, private, canyon retreat is nestled among native oak and pine, offering a serene escape from the city. A cedar arbor, security gate and stone steps lead to the open-plan interiors, including a light-filled living room with soaring pitched, wood-beamed ceilings, a remodeled kitchen with European tile, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances, and a full bath with tub window overlooking the hillsides. The living room opens to a 2nd-story terrace with fire pit and sweeping views. A pull-down ladder leads to the 3rd-floor, sunlit guest bedroom, while a spiral staircase descends from the living room to the master suite, bonus room and covered terrace with infrared sauna and soaking tub. With gardens designed by Urbafloria, the large, flat yard features a vegetable garden, fruit trees, 100 plus plant species and room for a pool or guest house, located minutes from top cafes, shops, parks and trails.