Oh, la dolce vita!
If you’re yearning for a slice of Italy, this magnificent property in one of Calabasas’ most coveted communities delivers it in droves.
Known as Villa Serenia, the 13,000+ sqft Tuscan-style estate has a distinct (and distinguished) Old World feel, accented by its European-resort style pool with Italian-inspired landscaping, 200-year-old exposed beams, and Versailles pattern limestone floor at the entrance.
But its connection to the country rightfully dubbed Bel Paese (beautiful country) doesn’t stop here.
Now offered for sale at $17.995 million, Villa Serenia has an extra treat in store for its future buyers: a $100,000 luxury vacation in Italy.
Only offered to buyers that submit a full-price offer for the property, the $100k luxury travel package to Italy is worthy of the Italian-style home itself.
According to our sources, the Italian escape kicks off with the luxe Private Suite at LAX experience and first-class tickets to Italy.
Accommodations include Italy’s most exclusive 5-star coastal resorts, the Belmond Spendido Mare and Grand Hotel Tremezzo, both of which have hosted icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Humphry Bogart, George Clooney, and Natalie Portman.
Italy will be experienced in style with authentic Italian cooking classes, private yachting around the legendary Cinque Terre and Lake Como, and cruising around the coast in a Ferrari.
And while a luxurious getaway to Italy sounds like a dream, the Italian-style property is an Old World retreat in itself.
Set in the celebrity-packed city of Calabasas, Villa Serenia is part of the highly exclusive community of Double-Guarded Estates of the Oaks.
Current and past residents of this coveted enclave consist of A-listers like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Katie Holmes, Kourtney Kardashian, and sport MVPs.
Built by the renowned developer and builder James Ring as his primary residence, the palatial home offers 13,048-square-feet of ultra-luxurious living space.
With 6 bedrooms — including two primary bedrooms with views of Santa Monica and the Malibu Conservancy — and 10 baths, the estate looks like it was built for royalty.
Custom touches include an entrance foyer with authentic, exposed brick carved with Italian glass, fireplaces in all living areas, and gardens and European terraces outside all common spaces.
There’s also a secret gentleman’s office hidden behind bookshelves with a 200-year-old 12’ beamed ceiling, fireplace and glass doors leading to a private terrace with mountain views.
In terms of amenities, future owners will enjoy a lower-level entertainment floor with a theater that included IMAX glasses for 3D movies, an 800-bottle dedicated temperature-controlled wine cellar with a tasting room, and a collection-style garage to display car collections.
Outside, a Koi fishpond with built-in waterfall complements the European, resort-style pool surrounded by an Italian landscape with a cabana and state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen.
The property sits on a 61,848-square-foot lot, and is currently offered for sale at $17,995,000.
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