Upper Ojai Ranch
Story by Aimee Joe Davis-Varela Photos by Two Fish Digital
Tucked away behind a gated entry against the backdrop of the Topa Topa Mountains…
this 36+ acre country retreat is just waiting to be customized to create the perfect weekend getaway. This versatile ranch has just about everything one might need to make their dream a reality.
Beyond the gated entry and gatehouse, a well-manicured driveway delivers you to the 3,000-square-foot farmhouse overlooking the ranch. The outdoor living areas begin with the covered patio off of the living room where you can enjoy the mountain views and soothing sounds of trickling water from the fountain. A large, grassy area surrounds the patio with plenty of play space for kids or dogs, or for other outdoor activities. On the other side of the house, there is a covered front porch and another large lawn with dedicated seating areas. Just beyond this space, you will find the multi-use sports court with adjustable nets and hoops for basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and badminton. Meander just a bit farther and you’ll come across a shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, and plenty of landscaped space for reading, picnicking, or just hanging out under the mature trees. The saloon is just beyond this outdoor living area and has a fenced deck overlooking the gorgeous pond.
The main entry to the farmhouse begins with a foyer that leads to the large living room which features the room’s focal point — a gas fireplace with brick surround, brick hearth, and a rustic wood mantel. It definitely has some tough competition with the large windows on one side of the room letting in natural light and mountain views. In the kitchen (far left), you will find tile counters and backsplash, lots of work and storage space, trash compactor, large island with a sink and breakfast bar, and a separate coffee station. This Old West saloon complete with hitching posts and a rustic wood floor, has us convinced that every ranch needs its own saloon!
For more info, check out Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe Agent Nora Davis’ website at ojaivalleyestates.com/10999ojaisantapaularoad