Holiday Homes Tour Showcase
Kick off the holidays in style with the 22nd Annual Holiday Homes Tour, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8! Proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. Click here for tickets, and enjoy this preview of the stunning homes that are opening their doors to hope.
A Christmas Spectacular – Dr. Alex and Khatereh Abbassi
This lovely home on the main channel of Westlake Island has something special to offer whether you are inside or out. A relaxing boat ride in the lake is steps away, while the interior offers a dazzling collection of antiques, handmade rugs, and paintings from around the world.
Dr. Alex, his wife Khatereh, and their twin 15-year-old daughters share this comfortable home with rescue dogs Duke, Princess, and Bugsy. The family has been busy adorning the four gorgeous trees in the home with their collection of ornaments from across the globe.
A French Country Christmas – Steve and Adrienne Jacob
The Jacob Family invites you to celebrate a Joyeux Noël in their 5,060-square-foot French-style estate in Agoura Hills. With two sons, one daughter, one grandson, four dogs and three horses, the family has created an abundance of cherished memories in this elegantly rustic home.Renowned interior designer Adrienne Jacob put lots of love and attention into every detail of her home, which she calls her “dream come true.”
Believe in the Magic of the Season – Linda and Jerry Kovach
Twenty-six years of love and care have gone into this enchanting French Country-style home in Westlake Village. With their two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons, Linda and Jerry Kovach love creating holiday memories here. Linda and Jerry’s incredible holiday décor collection will truly make you believe in the magic of Christmas. The antique French furnishings give the home a classic elegance, and Linda’s expert touch as an interior designer gives it that special je ne sais quoi that really makes a home stand out.
Celebrating Christmas Lakeside – Hugh and Keets Cassar
This 8,500 square-foot home on Westlake Island offers breathtaking vistas of Westlake Lake, one of the country’s premier sailing lakes. From the moment you step into the atrium you are transported into another world of calm beauty provided by lakeside living. As you cross the bridge notice the “stream” of black granite flowing through the atrium and the mirrors reflecting the garden’s peace and serenity. This feeling continues as you enter the house and gaze through the glass doors and arched windows to the patio running the length of the house and the rippling lake beyond shimmering in the sunshine.
Oak Tree Manor – Rick and Michelle Serino
Welcome to Oak Tree Manor, a 7,500-square-foot colonial-style home set on three acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. With five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and an in-house elevator, this elegant estate offers plenty of space for three generations of the Serino family to create wonderful holiday memories together.
The family Christmas tree in the living room is decorated with precious Lladró ornaments from Spain. Additional must-see features include a Thomas the Tank Engine retreat for grandchildren, and a limited-edition hand-blown work of art by renowned sculptor Stephen Schlanser.
Photos by Peter Christiansen Valli.