Home of the Day: An artist’s retreat in Ojai for $3.5 million

Views take in Lake Casitas and the Topa Topa Mountains at this $3.5-million retreat in Ojai.

Views take in Lake Casitas and the Topa Topa Mountains at this $3.5-million retreat in Ojai.

(Scott Everts / SAE Photography)

This contemporary retreat on a hilltop of Ojai, with rustic notes and a wealth of outdoor living spaces, offers panoramic views stretching from Lake Casitas to the Topa Topa Mountains.

Set on more than 110 acres, tree-topped grounds include various lookouts, al fresco dining areas and bubbling fountains. Inside, a music/game room and a second-story library area are among the creative outlets of the 5,500-square-foot home.


Address: 10896 Creek Rd., Ojai, 93023

Price: $3.5 million

Built: 1988

Lot size: 111 acres

House size: 5,500 square feet, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Features: Exposed beams, Bouquet Canyon stone floors, great room with stone-tiled fireplace, music/game room, library, office, chef’s kitchen, outdoor living room, patios, barn, panoramic views

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 93023 ZIP Code in October was $627,000 based on 30 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 7.4% increase in median price compared to October 2014.

Agents: Michelle Ouellette, Lance Rachels and Jonah Shenson, Sotheby’s International Realty

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