Originally built from 1890 to 1893 by a Bible salesman from Illinois, the Victorian-style Newhall Mansion burned to the ground three decades ago when a fire broke out during a kitchen remodel. Meticulously reconstructed in keeping with its elaborate Queen Anne architecture, the manse is the centerpiece of an estate that includes nearly 10 acres of native flora, lawns, fountains and a manager's house.
829 Park Road, Piru 90340
Main house: six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 11,500 square feet; manager's house: two bedrooms, one bathroom, 1,100 square feet
Eight fireplaces, den, library, art studio, wine cellar, basement, swimming pool
The adjacent three-bedroom, three-bathroom Warring Stone House, built in 1934, is listed at $499,000. The 2,419-square-foot house sits on more than half an acre behind the gates of the estate.
About the area:
Last year, 14 existing single-family homes sold in Ventura County's 90340 ZIP Code at a median price of $225,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.3% decrease from the 2010 median.
Betsey Davis, (310) 791-6073, and Jane Angel, (310) 791-6022, of Coldwell Banker's Palos Verdes/Beach Cities office