$20.5 Million Buys a Calabasas, California, Eden

The remarkable estate of a noted California developer is now available for purchase
BY Phil Butler TIMEApril 29, 2022 PRINT

Designed by world-renowned architect John Reed AIA, this Calabasas, California, estate exudes captivating charm and uncompromising style. From the moment you enter the property’s courtyard, you’re transported to a Tuscan dreamscape. Fronted with a wonderful beam-trellised loggia, the house envisioned by owner, real estate developer, and builder James Ring is anything but typical.

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Located between the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando Valley, this exquisitely envisioned and designed estate is a veritable Eden for those seeking Tuscan-style elegance and simplicity. Designed by John Reed for famous developer/builder James Ring, the residence is truly a masterwork. (Jade Mills)

Created as a primary residence within the exclusive Estates of the Oaks community, this fantastic Venetian-style farmhouse sports 11,488 square feet of meticulous craftsmanship, charm, and functionality. From the exquisite stonework and fine plaster to the Eden-like grounds, the designers created a liveable masterpiece inside and out. The home’s entry courtyard leads to sparkling glass entry doors. Inside, a flawless Versailles-pattern limestone floor leads to opulent yet comfortable living spaces.

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The pool and spa, together with the pool/guest house, provide countless entertaining and family activity possibilities. (Jade Mills)

This exquisite home has six bedrooms and 10 full baths, as well as a family room, a living room, formal and casual dining rooms, a library, and much more. At the center of the residence, a spacious country kitchen features a pizza oven, premium appliances, and two islands, all accented by a traditional brick ceiling.

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The home’s living spaces were designed with comfort and accessibility to the lush exterior views in mind. The generous use of glass, combined with quality natural materials and furnishings, creates an atmosphere of oneness, warmth, and calm. (Jade Mills)

The home has two master suites, one of which features a private open-air terrace with a fireplace, offering unmatched views of the meticulously maintained grounds and the Santa Monica Mountains. This suite also has his-and-her spa baths, walk-in closets, and access to an upper-level office cleverly hidden behind a bookshelf. The second suite has a gym with a dry sauna and a bath with a steam shower. Four more en-suite amenity bedrooms each feature unique tile and glass touches, fireplaces, and personalized amenities that open onto the courtyard outside.

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Outside is a veritable paradise in a California landscape. Here you see the pond, some of the terraces, shade trees, and the beautifully landscaped grounds. (Jade Mills)

With 1.42 acres of vibrant Italian gardens, the property is one of the finest examples of countryside architecture in California. The grounds also include a small orchard of olive trees, a waterfall, a pond, and a cutting rose garden.

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The home’s magnificent kitchen with a custom wood-fired pizza oven, double islands, and flawlessly crafted stone and woodwork. There’s a cozy breakfast nook adjacent and professional quality appliances throughout. (Jade Mills)

The property features a separate guest house with a pool, an outdoor kitchen and bar, a six-car garage, and a two-car attached garage. Other notable features include a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium, a 15-seat home theater, and an 800-bottle wine cellar with a tasting room.

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Each of the 6 bedrooms features its own unique motif, private fireplace, and other amenities. The two master suites have customized aspects including a gym, his and hers closets, and private terraces. (Jade Mills)

25304 Prado De La Felicidad
Calabasas, California
$20.5 million

6 bedrooms
10 full baths
11,488 square feet
1.42 acres

Key Features
– Exclusive Santa Monica Mountains location
– Artisan-level craftsmanship
– Lush private gardens and exteriors
– Pool and spa features
– Wine cellar and tasting room

Jade Mills Estates
Stephanie Zebik, managing director

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The comfortable and cozy interiors blend seamlessly into the Italian gardens surrounding the home. It is quite clear that no stone was left unturned in making this home the embodiment of an elegant Tuscan farmhouse. (Jade Mills)
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This home has so many unique and exquisite features, that it’s difficult to list them all. And some of those go far beyond merely outstanding, as seen in the level of craftsmanship and interior design that went into creating this library space. (Jade Mills)
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A wonderful terrace with an outdoor fireplace to serve as an entertaining or conversation spot. There are numerous cozy spots such as this spread across the property. (Jade Mills)
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Another view of the property’s fabulous garden spaces. Combined with the panoramas of the mountains, there’s an overridingly pervasive sense of nature and peace. (Jade Mills)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
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