Exquisite Mediterranean villa, set behind mature hedges in the coveted North of Montana neighborhood. Draped with beautiful bougainvillea, this idyllic 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home exudes elegance with its high ceilings, dramatic entry, arched windows, and custom wrought-iron details. Inside, a curved staircase stuns in the formal entry, flanked by an office, formal dining room, and formal living room with home theatre projection system. Gorgeous walnut floors lead you to the sunlit family room with wet bar & dual French doors leading outside. The vast kitchen is a chef's dream, with its SubZero fridge, Wolf range, oversized island, and butler's pantry. Upstairs, the primary suite features two balconies, two walk-in closets, and an en-suite bathroom with luxe tub and dual sink vanity. Additionally, a laundry room and three additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete the second level. The backyard is a private paradise, with a saltwater pool & spa, outdoor shower, and lush grounds dotted with roses & fruit trees (tangerine, peach, fig, and kumquat). Additional features include a solar panel array & whole house water filtration system. Just one block to Palisades Park for stunning sunsets & ocean views, and 3 blocks to Montana Ave.