Nestled in the private gated community of North Ranch Country Club Estates in Westlake Village, atop a rolling hill with incredible panoramic views, sits and over 14,000 square foot Italian custom dream home designed by Ron Firestone.
For complete privacy and security, this property has its own private gate leading up its driveway, landscaped with Olive and Cypress trees, grape vines and Date palms.
The endless attention to detail will make you appreciate the art of fine living. The interior has been professionally decorated, including window treatments, which compliment the natural materials used throughout. Over 800 slabs of hand picked Italian honed Mergianno stone grace the estate entryway, with its 14' tall custom iron and glass doors. To the right and left of the entry, the bronze-colored vaulted ceilings lead to more stunning architecture, stone details, custom glazed walls and exceptional lighting. The sweeping grand staircase is custom iron, and the columns are St. Sebastian marble designed and produced in Italy. This property also boasts an exceptionally large bonus room with private entrance with endless possibilities.
The front courtyard includes many custom water features, statues, and a regulation bocce ball court. This area alone can accommodate a sit down dinner for over 300 guests in an enchanting outdoor setting.
A well appointed library with its coffered ceiling details and paneling is warm and inviting, while housing hundreds of books. A terrific place to read, or for use as an in home office.
The exceptional gym has curved windows and a walk-in steam shower.
The master bedroom has a pop-op tv, marble fireplace, huge closets and spectacular views. The master bath is a testament to luxury, featuring both indoor & outdoor showers.
Floor to ceiling arched windows frame an unbelievable view. These special quarters include a luxurious bath and exceptional closet, not to mention the office/study room….and the very secret playroom!
Most of the bedrooms have whirlpool tubs, separated showers, and are adorned with unique marbles and onyx.
The family room contains soaring 20' beamed ceilings, custom cabinetry and bar, and electronic silk window treatments to allow for a theater experience. The fireplace in the family room, made of Giallo Antico stone, was designed and made in Italy. The incredible hearth weighs over 4,000 pounds. All of the doors are custom made of Mahogany, and the stunning wood floors are walnut. Highly specialized Lutron lighting throughout allows one to set "scenes", create vacation modes, or turn all lights on or off from many locations in the home. A custom sound system brings music everywhere inside and out, for the ultimate in entertaining!
The kitchen includes hand carved cabinetry with Spirito Santo honed marble counters. Sub-zero refrigerators, Wolf range, Miele steam oven, warming drawers, and pop up TV, make this the ultimate for the gourmet. The kitchen features curved glass doors that open completely to the outdoors.
You will be delighted by the outdoor kitchen and custom pizza oven imported from Italy. The inspiration for the exterior loggias come from Villa D'este in Como, Italy, with its endless balustrade, columns and Turkish travertine flooring. The views of the pool and spa and surrounding mountains are simply breathtaking!
Down a stairway off the butler's pantry, lies an authentic old world wine cellar with seating for ten, and a separate temperature controlled room for 1800 bottles of wine. There is a dumb waiter to bring meals down to this inviting dining room adorned with hand-blown glass lighting made to resemble candles. This special room boasts a terra-cotta floor and hand-trawled walls, all adding to the room's exceptional ambiance.
Located in the hills northwest of Los Angeles, a short distance from the 101 freeway, is the pride of Westlake Village. The spectacular North Ranch Country Club boasts perfectly manicured greens enhancing 27 challenging holes of unique golfing experience. The championship golf course, designed by Ted Robinson, is renowned for its immaculate condition, situated in the midst of countless oak trees and includes three uniquely separate nines. Rounding out the activities in this prestigious private country club, is tennis competition, as well as a a full compliment of social festivities housed in a spacious 50,000 square foot main clubhouse.
Westlake Village is known for its affluence and secluded character, and is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Like neighboring Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu and Thousand Oaks, its mix of safe streets, good schools, picturesque hillsides, hiking, and equestrian trails attract residents seeking serenity, and a commuter-friendly location.