Calabasas, CA 91302
Walking through the front beam trellis loggia into a romantic courtyard you are drawn back in time to when dedicated artisans hand built Tuscan villas with stone, brick and venetian plaster walls. Masterfully imagined by renowned developer & builder James Ring, as his primary residence, & designed by award-winning architect, John Reed AIA. The Estate features apx. 11,488 square feet which has been meticulously crafted with form and function in mind. The Tuscan Italian farmhouse sits behind the notable, double guard-gated, Estates of the Oaks, a gated enclave that has attracted celebrities, and many sports MVPs alike.
The inviting old-world courtyard leads to large glass entry doors where the Versailles pattern limestone floor and century old hand-hewn solid beam ceilings create a seamless transition from inside to outside. All living spaces feature fireplaces and open to gardens and European terraces. A balanced country kitchen featuring two sizable islands, custom pizza oven, state of the art built-in appliances with an adjoining delightful breakfast dinette with traditional brick ceiling is surrounded by natural evergreens and manicured Italian gardens. One of the two Master Suite retreats is built with elegance, charm, and captivating views of the Santa Monica mountains with panoramic windows and private open-air terrace with fireplace. Two private master his & her spa baths each have individual personalized walk-in closets. Nestled between the two upper-level Master Suites is a secret gentleman’s office hidden behind a bookshelf with a 200-year-old 12’ beamed ceiling, fireplace and glass doors leading to a private terrace with mountain views. The second Master Suite adjoins a state-of-the-art gym equipped with dry sauna and bath w/steam shower. Four additional en-suite bedrooms each designed with unique tile and glass finishes and personal amenities open to outside Zen exterior courtyard waterfalls.
Bonus features are a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with exquisite fish and live coral from around the World, a massage room and cozy traditional library with elegant fireplace, Burlwood floors and coffered ceiling. A lower-level entertainment retreat features a cozy state of the art 15 seat home theater with a concession bar and personal motion picture system to match the intensity of your movie. A wine tasting room and 800 bottle dedicated temperature-controlled wine cellar. Award winning Smart Home accommodation by Crestron features full estate control. A European resort pool and spa with detached guest/pool house that includes full bath and stackable Miele washer & dryer. An exquisite outdoor kitchen and entertainment bar with commercial quality appliances and amenities. A car enthusiast’s gallery garage accommodating up to six vehicles with car lifts plus an additional attached garage for two vehicles with lift.
The estate is the finest example of picturesque countryside architecture with impeccable grounds and landscaping in southern California. The owners’ love of plants inspired the Landscape Architect to utilize a myriad of plant species from cactus to roses, camellias, azaleas, Italian cypress, Oak trees, water plants, and ornamental grasses. Groups of potted plants by the pool and on the balconies express the love of exotic plants. Private viewing gardens take in beautiful sunsets. At the front of the estate, real stone and brick materials were used for the expansive entry steps and courtyard fountain creating a spectacular old world quality first impression of the home. The gardens express permanency, charm, and elegance, along with areas with special private spaces, extensive lawns for play and entertainment and multiple dining terraces. Large mature evergreen and deciduous trees, Cedars, and Oaks for shade and Maples for seasonal color change, Olive trees, a small orchard and large waterfall with koi pond, formal garden designed with beautifully manicured topiary accents include a cutting rose garden lead to another spectacular view. Unmatched and incomparable quality in form, style and function, The Tuscan Villa at The Estates, Calabasas.