As you enter 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 & 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 sqft which has been meticulously crafted with form & 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 & many sports MVPs alike. The inviting old-world courtyard leads to large glass entry doors where the Versailles pattern limestone floor & century old hand-hewn solid beam ceilings create a seamless transition from inside to outside. All living spaces feature fireplaces & open to gardens & European terraces. A balanced country kitchen featuring two sizable islands, pizza oven, state of the art built-in appliances & breakfast dinette. One of the two Master Suite retreats is built with elegance, charm & captivating views of the Santa Monica mountains with panoramic windows & private open-air terrace with fireplace. Dual private master spa baths with personalized walk-in closets. Nestled between the two Master Suites is a secret gentleman's office hidden behind a bookshelf with a 200-year-old 12 ft. beamed ceiling, fireplace & glass doors leading to a private terrace. The 2nd Master Suite adjoins a state-of-the-art gym equipped with dry sauna & bath with steam shower. 4 additional en-suite bedrooms 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, library with fireplace, lower-level entertainment retreat with state-of-the-art 15 seat home theater & concession bar, wine tasting room & 800 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar. Award-winning Smart Home accommodation by Crestron features full estate control. The grounds are complete with a European resort pool & spa, detached guest/pool house with full bath, large waterfall with koi pond, exquisite outdoor kitchen & entertainment bar, extensive lawns, large mature trees, rose garden, orchard, & superb detailed landscaping crafted by a specialized landscape architect. The car enthusiast's gallery garage accommodates up to 6 vehicles with lifts plus an additional attached garage for 2 vehicles with lift. This estate is the finest example of picturesque countryside architecture with impeccable grounds & landscaping in Southern California. Unmatched & incomparable quality in form, style & function, The Tuscan Villa at The Estates, Calabasas.
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