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Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan buys a scenic spread in Ojai for $5.7 million

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Former Mayor of L.A. Richard Riordan has bought a roughly 60-acre retreat in Ojai for $5.7 million.
(Redfin.com | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

Richard Riordan, who served eight years as L.A.’s 39th mayor, has bought a large estate in Ojai for $5.7 million.

The Spanish-inspired home, built in 2001, includes a main house, a second home, a foreman’s cottage and a studio on nearly 60 acres. Horse facilities and acres of income-producing orchards also lie within the property.

Fronted by a motor court with a large fountain, the main house features an updated kitchen with a broad center island, a great room with a fireplace, an office/den and a billiards/game room. A wine vault has a tasting room and a separate entrance that opens to the patio.

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The master suite takes in a view of the valley and mountains from its private terrace. A total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms lie within roughly 8,000 square feet of space.

Outdoors, there’s a swimming pool and spa, large entertaining spaces and a pool house with an outdoor kitchen and changing room. The second home, with six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, sits among orchards and mature trees and has a separate driveway.

A two-stall barn and three horse corrals are among the equestrian features.

Anne Williamson of Coldwell Banker Property Shop was the listing agent. Mary Pizzimenti of PHA Realty represented the buyer.

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Riordan, 86, was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1993, succeeding Tom Bradley. He is credited with restoring the city following the L.A. riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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