Restored Ford estate in Ojai is no Edsel


Built for automaker Henry Ford’s cousin William during the Great Depression, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style house features a garden courtyard. The home and grounds, designed for large-scale entertaining and gatherings, have undergone a four-year restoration.

Location: 1015 Amber Lane, Ojai 93023

Asking price: $8.95 million

Year built: 1929

Architect: Paul Revere Williams

Historical restoration: Kevin A. Clark

House size: Eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,456 square feet

Lot size: 3.1 acres

Features: Mahogany-paneled library, four indoor fireplaces, butler’s pantry, breakfast room, wood ceilings, early California tile, saltwater swimming pool, fountains, outdoor fireplace, rose garden, mature oaks, tangerine orchard, Mills Act property tax benefits

About the area: In the first half, 151 single-family homes sold in the 93023 ZIP Code at a median price of $455,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 1.1% price increase from the first half of last year.



Agents: Rob Johnson, Rodeo Realty, (310) 710-2223, and Patty Waltcher, Coldwell Banker, (805) 340-3774

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