OK....so as promised,
I went to visit the little historic Ojai hacienda, just up the road from me that is for sale.
Well....it was....interesting...unique....and sort of sad.
But very sweet
and it could be a wonderful project for someone with imagination and a big check book!
Lets get on with the tour....
Here is the main living room area.
The fireplace is really pretty and I bet there is more stone behind the wall above the mantle.
The photo on the coffee table is of the owner.
It is her graduation announcement from Smith College from 1939.
She apparently lived here for a very long time. I think she may be only the second owner and since the home was built in 1917 or there about,
that's a long time!
Loved the rug.....hello Smokey!
The note on the couch said "rug for sale" which totally cracked me up
No need for comments here, but the casement windows were in pretty good shape
The house is full of knotty pine paneling.
The house has two bedrooms and a family room,
but is long and narrow and could be reworked to make another bedroom.
On to the guest house....
This little house or retreat was really cute....more animals on the walls, but I love the fireplace
It was definitely like a trip back in time walking into this house.
So many different eras of "stuff" in the rooms but nothing really from today, which was so weird.
I literally wanted to rip those curtains off the rod to take them with me!
It was old faded floral linen...be still my heart
The lot itself is large (2 acres) and needs tons of TLC
These garage doors were massive and slide to open.
The weird thing on the door is for a punching bag
The roof line details are very pretty and simple.
If you buy this house you must work within the original footprint and can't make any real drastic changes to the exterior with the exception being the landscaping
....get out the backhoe
Just tons of old stone and rock and cobbled walls everywhere you look
....but the oaks are really huge and old
This area was a picnic spot at one time, with a big stone cook top/BBQ
Unfortunately there are not any citrus on this property
because a nice orchard is a big bonus in Ojai
So are you in?
This is a unique opportunity for someone....just not for me,
but I did kick it around...
Thanks for stopping in...
I will have
more good stuff to share later in the week