Hot Property: Hidden Valley ranch with Hollywood history asks $48 million

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Greenfield Ranch, a 452-acre property in Hidden Valley and popular backdrop for Hollywood films, has been listed for sale at $48 million.

Part of the original Whiteside Ranch, a sprawling 3,500-acre property dating to 1875, Greenfield consists of 230 acres of flat lands lined in mature oak trees and 222 acres of hillside that forms part of the crest of the Boney Mountain ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Because of its close proximity to Los Angeles and its various landmarks -- Greenfield is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and contains a number of original buildings, including the original main house, horse stables and the barn -- it has been an attractive shooting location for films, television shows and commercials.


Among its film credits are “Seabiscuit,” “We Bought a Zoo,” “The Tie That Binds” and a number of Roy Rogers and Gary Cooper westerns. Episodes of CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” HBO’s “True Blood” and the Fox series “Bones” are among the television shows. Budweiser commercials, including ones featured in Super Bowl advertisements, have also been filmed at the property.

The Ash family, led by patriarch Robert Ash, has owned Greenfield since 1988 and still uses the property to farm dry oats and barley, as it was used back in the late 1800s. But with many in the family having gone their separate ways, they are now considering selling what is the second-largest ranch remaining in Hidden Valley, according to Rob Werner of Keller Williams Realty in Westlake Village.

“Their desire is that someone will purchase the ranch and keep it in one parcel to keep it as a trophy ranch in Hidden Valley,” Werner said.

At $48 million, Greenfield Ranch is among the most expensive properties for sale in Ventura County. A 67-acre parcel in Moorpark currently lists for sale at $16 million. Another Hidden Valley ranch, an equestrian property sited on 40 acres, lists for just shy of $15 million.

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