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

Former Mayor of L.A. Richard Riordan has bought a roughly 60-acre retreat in Ojai for $5.7 million.
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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.


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.


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.

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