In the star-studded community of Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, a property that epitomizes the marriage of old-world grandeur and contemporary conveniences has been listed for sale. The man behind this luxurious abode is Paul Anka, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter who has enraptured audiences since the 1950s. Listed at a cool $10 million, the estate promises an opulent lifestyle that matches its storied owner's larger-than-life persona.
Before we delve into the exquisite details of his French-inspired mansion, it's impossible not to marvel at Anka's monumental career, which extends over seven decades. A teen sensation in the late 1950s and 1960s, Anka skyrocketed to fame with hit singles like "Diana," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," and "Lonely Boy." But Anka wasn't just a one-hit-wonder; his talents knew no bounds. He penned the theme song for the Johnny Carson Show and wrote the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's iconic "My Way." Over the years, he has lent his Midas touch to chart-topping hits for artists like Tom Jones and Michael Jackson. And let's not forget his forays into television and technology—most recently participating in the reality series "The Masked Singer" and serving on the board of holographic tech startup ARHT Media.
Purchased by Anka in 2007, the mansion sits on an expansive, nearly six-acre lot within the Sherwood Country Club gates. This stately residence offers arresting views of both the golf clubhouse and the Santa Monica Mountains. It is a sight to behold at any time of day. A magnificent infinity pool complements the meticulously landscaped grounds, which also house a glass-walled, free-standing gym and an outdoor shower.
As you drive down the elongated private driveway, you're welcomed by an architectural marvel framed by towering columns. Upon entering, a sense of classic luxury envelops you, featuring stone floors, high ceilings, and designer light fixtures juxtaposed with marble accents.
Given Paul Anka's career as an entertainer, it's not surprising that the mansion is outfitted with features perfect for hosting. A state-of-the-art recording studio and a mirrored billiard room await those inspired to create or relax. The chef's kitchen, complete with top-tier amenities, is an ideal hub for culinary adventures. The collapsible doors seamlessly transition from the indoor living and dining areas to spacious patios. This creates a perfect space for hosting intimate gatherings or extravagant soirees.
The primary suite, a spacious sanctuary, is complete with a cozy fireplace, an opulent bath, and an expansive dressing room. With 7,791 square feet, five bedrooms, and six baths, this two-story home leaves no stone unturned in offering a luxurious lifestyle.
Living here doesn't just offer a luxurious home but also provides access to the exclusive Sherwood Country Club. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the golf course is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thirteen tennis courts, a spa and fitness center to keep you healthy and active. Additionally, the three restaurants, and an active social calendar make Sherwood more than just a residence—it's a lifestyle.
For those enchanted by the lifestyle epitomized by Paul Anka's extraordinary residence, acquiring this property opens the door to an existence of elegance, comfort, and boundless opportunities. Some say that a home is a mirror to its owner's soul. In that case, this estate is a living tribute to Anka's timeless legacy—marked by class, remarkable talent, and an unmistakable touch of the extraordinary.
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