This contemporary Italianate villa in Thousand Oaks sits on 24 acres adjacent to the Sherwood Country Club. Its wrought-iron entry gates open to white-fenced pastures, expansive lawns and hills dotted with mature oak trees.

Location: 578 W. Potrero Road, Thousand Oaks 91361

Asking price: $13.995 million

Year built: 1986

House size: Four bedrooms, six bathrooms, 9,203 square feet

Lot size: 24 acres

Features: Wine cellar, glass-walled entertainment pavilion, private chapel, aviaries, stables, tennis court, lake, bonsai garden, bridges, 11 waterfalls.

About the area: In the first quarter, 34 single-family homes sold in the 91361 ZIP Code at a median price of $940,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 9.9% increase from the first quarter last year.

Website: http://www.578westpotreroroad.com

Agent: Patrick Martin, (323) 353-7200, and Suzanne Perkins, (805) 895-2138, both of Sotheby's International Realty

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