2495 Hereford Road
elcome to your own personal oak forest behind the prestigious gates of Lake Sherwood. This classic Tudor exudes personality from its artistic features & unique charm to the relaxing backyard complete with inviting hot tub. Enter the home through the sprawling deck, finding the perfect office space with custom built-ins right off the enchanting entry. Each room offers its own gorgeous view from treetop & hillside to lake views. The large living room is the perfect space to entertain as its complete with a full wet bar & offers access to the deck & backyard. The kitchen has greenhouse windows, gas stovetop, double wall oven, eat in space & amazing lake views, making household chores a little easier. Upstairs you’ll find two guest bedrooms, full guest bath & space for upstairs laundry. Down the hall the master retreat has much to offer, from the breathtaking views and the fireplace to the extra-large bathroom & walk in closet. This property offers additional bonus space, already set up for the perfect recording studio or media room. Downstairs you’ll also find a wine cellar & private den. This home doesn’t run out of space with extra guest quarters above the two-car garage, & additional parking in the driveway. Don’t miss this one of a kind home!
History of Lake Sherwood
This area of Ventura County was part of the Rancho El Conejo Land Grant of 1803. Over the following 100 years, the area changed ownership many times. Most notable were the Banning Brothers who were the first to develop plans to build a resort; however, they decided to develop Catalina Island instead. The construction of the dam in 1904 created the “Big Lake,” known as Matthiessen Lake and later as Las Turas Lake – a name derived from a Spanish combination of Los Angeles and Ventura because of the location.
At the base of the dam, the lush forest served as the setting for Sherwood Forest in the first Robin Hood film in 1922 starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Soon, the lake was known as Sherwood Lake. Many of the area names were derived from the Robin Hood folklore as well.
Over the years, the Sherwood area has been a favorite location for filming scouts. Scenes from Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932), Tarzan and His Mate (1934) with Johnny Weismueller and Maureen O”Sullivan, Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, The Enchanted Cottage (1940), with Robert Young and Dorothy Maguire, and Lassie Come Home (1943) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowell were filmed at Sherwood.
Many of Sherwood’s owners had grandiose plans for development at Lake Sherwood. From 1925 to the Depression of 1929, a number of homes were built, a clubhouse was erected and a golf course was planned. These plans were revived in 1984 when David H. Murdock acquired approximately 1,900 acres which included the lake. In fact, the original clubhouse is now the location for the Home Owners Association.
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