12693 Highwinds Rd
- Ojai, California
- 3 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 5.2 Acres
- 2750 Square Feet
Soaring Upper Ojai Masterpiece
As you drive up the tree-lined driveway it’s soon obvious that 365 perfect sunsets are only part of the allure of this one of a kind home in Ojai’s beautiful Upper Valley. The 5.2 acre property is located on a private road and sited on a bluff atop surrounding residences. A third floor entertaining space and “Mirador” offers a 360 degree panorama of oak trees, orange groves and mountains.
The home was built by the current owners in 2006 and inspired by the work of Louisiana's A. Hays Town. Designed by noted Los Angeles architect David Serrurier, the result is a seamless combination of Napa County winery and the comfortable ease of a Louisiana lowland house. It features deep porches, century-old wooden floors, generous spaces and rich wood in all the details.
A private master suite, two additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and other flexible sleeping options make it a comfortable home for hosting family and friends, while the open floor plan and expansive kitchen provide a perfect space for entertaining. The large eat-in kitchen also features bluestone countertops, a steam oven, convection oven and a Wolf Stove. A two-sided stone fireplace is the centerpiece of both the great room and the main porch, creating cozy spots for cool evening gatherings. A 400 square foot screened porch serves as dining room, mud room or additional entertaining space. The office space adjoining the kitchen and a large pantry concentrate daily activities at the center of the home. High ceilings, huge windows and transoms capture light and views throughout.
The drought tolerant garden and landscape surrounding the home are supported by a private well and embrace vistas while providing shade, interest and comfort. A 60 foot lap pool, kitchen garden beds, citrus orchard, a fire pit and a private patio off the master are only a few of the amenities in the landscape. Sloping fields east of the house and a 40' x 60' fenced kitchen garden down the drive provide additional space for the gardener or farmer in the household.
Three acres of south and west facing hillsides are the perfect place for a future vineyard. An approved and graded guest home site at the front of the drive, complete with all utility connections, is ready for the perfect guest residence.
All these amenities make this site and home one of the most unique and beautiful in all the Upper Valley and a perfect place for your Ojai life.