Villa Cascata, Estate of the Day
The Villa Cascata is right out of the pages of Tuscany. Except it's in Malibu, which on some levels is actually better since Tuscany estates don't come with white water views.
This Italian Villa evokes a sense of old world charm, has privacy from the world, and contains endless entertaining possibilities. Nothing beats a classy home with lots of toys. The main home has more than 14,000 square feet and sits on about 20 private acres with 180-degree unobstructed views of the Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island. There is a spectacular resort-style saltwater pool with fountains, a swim gym and a raised spa. The grounds include elegant formal gardens, a covered-heated loggia and outdoor fireplace, a Koi pond and a sports court. There is a separate 2,000-square-foot theater and games room, equipped with a bar and a guest suite.
The home has seven bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room with a hand-painted ceiling, a chef's kitchen with hand-honed floors and a carved fireplace with imported stones in the living room. The family room opens to the pool and outside entertainment area.
The home has full horse facilities, including two pastures, a dressage arena and private hiking/riding trails with natural waterfalls. Set in such a beautiful surroundings, the estate has been used for filming and events. The listing price is $13,950,000.
Michael Gardner of Prudential California Realty, Malibu, and David Findley of Partners Trust share the listing.
Gallery: Villa Cascata