Unveiling Topanga's Hidden Gem: A Retreat of Creativity and Comfort

Lisa Mailhot  |  February 20, 2024


Unveiling Topanga's Hidden Gem: A Retreat of Creativity and Comfort


In the heart of Topanga's lush landscape, a hidden gem awaits discovery—a retreat that seamlessly blends creativity with the tranquility of nature. With a price of just under $2.5 million, this captivating property sits over an acre of wooded land, providing a peaceful and inspiring retreat.

Owned by Emmy Award-winning Foley artist Jody Thomas, this compound is a testament to craftsmanship and artistic flair. From the restored 1927 hunting cabin to the Foley stage recording studio, where sound effects come to life, each space tells a story of creativity and innovation.

Step inside the main house and be greeted by the star attraction: a gourmet kitchen adorned with soapstone countertops, vintage Holophane lighting fixtures, and hand-distressed cabinetry. Anchored by a fireplace, the living room flows seamlessly to an outdoor patio, inviting you to unwind amidst the serene surroundings.


Upstairs, skylights illuminate the hallway, leading to cozy bedrooms and a flat rooftop offering panoramic views of Topanga's natural beauty. Outdoor features include a built-in bench along the Ipe deck and a studio that opens into a small control room, providing a glimpse into the world of Foley artistry.

As you explore this enchanting oasis, it's easy to envision a life filled with creativity, comfort, and connection to nature. If the allure of Orange County living beckons, let's connect and make this dream home yours.


Topanga's enchanting oasis offers a unique opportunity to embrace creativity and nature in perfect harmony. As you envision the possibilities within this captivating retreat, consider the serenity, inspiration, and comfort it could bring to your life. 

If you're drawn to the allure of Orange County living, let's connect and make this dream home yours.


Reference: “Topanga Canyon compound with Foley studio, vintage cabin seeks $2.5 million” by Sandra Barrera, Published on February 16, 2024.

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