5006 Read Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
This beautiful, gated Italian Villa sits on over 2 acres of stunning grounds with sweeping views. Sophisticated and elegantly customized with old world influences, the one-story masterpiece offers a seamless floorplan with 4 bedrooms, an office (optional 5th bed), 4.5 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, chef’s kitchen open to Hemingway styled great room, large laundry room and garages for 4 cars. The resort-style backyard features gorgeous landscaping, flowers, several areas of escape, artistic water features, a koi pond, lawns, a pool, spa and waterfall. It is enhanced with a lovingly planted and meticulously cared for orchard which is home to multiple varieties of fruit trees. This home must be seen and experienced in person to fully appreciate its beauty and serenity.
Leaded entrance side panels. Walk on an embedded handmade floor medallion made by
artisans in India done in the style of the Taj Mahal wall designs. Inlaid with semi-precious
stones such as jade, lapis lazuli, tiger’s eye, etc., surrounded by black marble. Silk window
treatment overlooking the Japanese garden.
FRONT FACING DEN/BEDROOM
This room can be converted into a bedroom with its own complete bathroom. Maple cabinet
with pullouts and custom knobs. Exquisite Japanese Casablanca fan. Travertine floor. Beveled
A beautiful Indian haveli door separates the foyer and living room. Spacious and inviting living
room with large brass and alabaster 16-candle chandelier, silk Roman window shade coverings.
Large cozy gas fireplace with Real-Fyre gas log set. Travertine floor. Desirable 12’ ceiling with
indirect lighting. Custom chandelier medallion is available for buyer to install.
GUEST POWDER ROOM
This exquisite powder room has one wall and the floor made with a special type of marble that
makes you think you’re looking in the depth of a pool of water. Fixtures and accessories are
gold plated. Facing wall is painted in an Indian style design. Painted pendant design is
highlighted with Swarovski crystals. Glass and brass chandelier with lighted drop enhances the
powder room. Solar tube added to brighten the space.
Exquisitely hand-painted with custom ceiling medallion emphasizing the vintage solid brass
chandelier offering a 19th century feel to the room. Travertine floor.
ROTUNDA HALLWAY FOYER
Walk into the light of an antique chandelier from the Vendôme Hotel built in Paris in1723. The
crystals are of Daum de France and the chandelier (approximately early 20th century) is plated
in gold. Exquisite mosaic medallion design of ½” ceramic tiles leads to master bedroom and
three back bedroom. The master bedroom hallway’s linen closet has custom painted designs
and gold plated knobs. Travertine floors and indirect lighting in hallways.
Oversized luxurious master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet for the masters of the house.
Double doors lead to the large back patio. Indoor roll out screen doors. Plantation shutters on
doors and windows accented by silk side panels. Turn of the century style Casablanca ceiling
fan to keep you cool in the summer. Delicately painted designs in master bedroom and master
hallway. Travertine floor. Master bedroom has separate sound system.
Luxurious master bath offers 2 maple vanities with golden marble countertops. Upgraded
heated oval spa/tub encased in marble. Luxurious gold plated fixtures and cabinet hardware.
Upgraded mirrors and lighting fixtures. Large tiled shower enclosure with a seating area. Pull
out shelves in all cabinets. Plantation shutters. Travertine floors. Delicately painted walls with
soft gold design.
NORTHWEST BACK BEDROOM
Asian theme bedroom with plantation shutters and custom window treatment. Bathroom
vanity boasts upgraded backsplash, custom knobs and pullouts. Beveled shower door. Walk-in
closet. Travertine floors. White tropical palm Casablanca fan to keep you cool. Beautiful
NORTH SIDE (middle) BEDROOM
Used as an office. Beautiful white plantation style cabinets, doors and open glass shelves.
Custom lighted built-ins with pullouts. Custom knobs. Full wall library with slide-ladder for easy
access to books. Plantation shutters. Cabinet pullouts. Walk-in closet. White tropical palm
Casablanca fan for a tropical breeze. Travertine floor. Beautiful garden view.
NORTHSIDE (middle bathroom)
Access the Jack & Jill bathroom with beveled glass shower door through the office and the
North-East side bedroom. Linen closet with satin nickel knobs as you walk in. Two mirrors one
above each maple vanity makes you feel like you’re walking into infinity. This bathroom also
has two sinks. Each vanity has its own pullouts. The cabinets are accented by satin nickel
knobs. Travertine floor. Beveled shower door.
Tropical style guest room offers a great view, walk-in closet and plantation shutters. Tropical
white palm Casablanca fan. Travertine floor.
Spacious laundry room with two solar tubes and 19 maple cabinets plus 3 drawers for storage
accented with polish nickel knobs. Five pullout cabinets with pullout shelves. Two sinks one of
which is a mini-spa for hand-washing delicates. Travertine floors.
Refrigerated custom wine closet accommodating approximately 300 wine bottles. Choice of
overhead and background lighting or both. Glass wine door with custom old European style
hardware. Travertine floor.
FAMILY ROOM (Great Room)
Great room with two built-in entertainment centers including sub-woofer. Wired for surround
sound system interior and exterior. Cabinets include pullouts for videos and cds. Custom
knobs. Plantation shutters throughout. Travertine floor. Floridian two headed Casablanca fan
for extra coolness and tropical style. Gas fireplace with Real-Fyre gas log set.
Custom maple cabinets with pullouts and custom knobs and pulls. Travertine floor.
Enormous Italian style kitchen off the family room with three windows with custom made
shades and curtains. This chef-kitchen is equipped with extra maple cabinets for more storage,
including pullouts for easy access to the lower cabinets. The cabinets are accented with
custom finished Italian style iron knobs. Ample granite counter top space. For your
convenience is a large granite island with a breakfast area accommodating four people. The
island incorporates a double sink, Fisher & Paykel double dishwashers and KitchenAid trash
compactor. Beautiful rooster designed rusted chandelier over the island. You’ll love cooking on
your top of the line Wolf professional 6-burners and griddle plate. All Wolf built-ins are “Made
in America”. These include, apart from the stove, 2 large ovens with different settings from
regular bake to convection, etc. Extra-large Wolf professional hood with heat lamps and, last
but not least, the microwave. Let’s not forget the pot filler over the stove for easy access to
each burner. Maple accented two-door 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator. Sierra reverse osmosis
drinking water system. Travertine floor.
Fire sprinkler system throughout. Nutone built-in central vacuum. Water softener. Travertine
floors. Secondary road leading to back of the property.
Garage 1: 2 car capacity, 7 large storage cabinets with one counter space with
cabinets and drawer. Two windows over the work bench for natural lighting.
Garage 2: 2 car capacity. Has a suspended ceiling storage space.
Both garage floors have epoxy finish.
Two 50-gal. energy-saving automatic storage water heaters
Salt water pool with huge rock waterfall. Heart-shaped spa.
• Eight ancient spirit columns called the “Guardians of Ancestors.”
• One Japanese granite street sign.
• One vintage stone fountain.
• One stone Kwan Yin and two small vintage stone tablets.
• One French-style fountain in the upper yard.
• Many 100-year old limestone posts in the vineyard.
• Mid 1800’s gate in the orchard.
• Small bridge over dry river bed in the orchard.
• Trees: Tangerine, mandarin, black fig, many types of orange trees, avocado, grapefruit,
lime, cherry, peach, apple, plums, etc. Six 100-year old olive trees and many bamboos,
sequoia, Australian Christmas and palm trees. Two large palm clusters.
• Stone Lock Ness monster in children’s area on the north side.
• Side oval stone patio with sitting area with lighting facing a large glassy play area, large
enough for lawn bowling, etc.
• Two heating units for patio. Automatic 39’ retractable awnings with 12’ projection off
kitchen patio. Automatic retraction when windy. Includes remote control.
• Fantastic panoramic views. European antique gate.
• Gazebo equipped with electricity and Casablanca fan with light
• Bee hives up in the orchard.
• Architectural accent lighting around the house and the vineyard.
• Italian style entrance to the Japanese Zen garden through an antique mesquite wooden
door. Italian style water feature on south side. Large basalt waterfall including a koi pond.
Lots of decorative stones in the Japanese garden. Wall made of imported grey stone.
Bamboo covered area for shade in the Japanese garden. Antique stone street address in
Japanese garden. Many details in the Japanese garden such as: Irrigation system which is
in a covered miniature Japanese style tea house. Japanese style pond equipment
• Balinese entrance to the backyard.
PATIO OFF KITCHEN
Two tropical style exterior fans with lights. Indian wall hangings which include an elephant door
and zenana stone cut window.
OTHER BACKYARD AMENITIES
• Two Sunpak infrared heaters off the kitchen patio and two in the Japanese garden patio.
Two speakers off the kitchen patio and two speakers off the Japanese garden patio.
• Volcanic rock wall in the yard.
• All large rocks and trees were added to the property when none existed.
• Reconfigured drainage system throughout.
• Landscape lighting system around the house and in Greek vineyard.
• Water post stations throughout the perimeter. Multiple irrigation systems. All except grass
area is on a drip system.
• Gated secondary road leading to the orchard with parking area up the hill.
• 19th century French entrance gate to the orchard.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE
Drapes and sheers in the living room, master bedroom and entrance.
Carved antique Chinese wood valance in the front room.
NOTE: Horse property – two horses allowed (see CCR). A 600 sq.ft. structure