THE CASTLE RANCH
For Sale / Lease / or Movie Shoots
Rami @ 310-666-2524
Nestled in the picturesque smog free foothills of the Liebre Mountains just minutes north of Valencia and the San Fernando Valley, Castle Ranch retains a calmer, quieter character close to every point in Los Angeles, yet removed from the city's hustle and bustle.
This hidden 5500sf private villa sits on 506 acres of pristine land that includes a 6-acre pond, retained by a magnificent stone dam, a solid 2500sf granite stables, and a 3000 ft. private airfield. The ranch enjoys expansive views of the California Poppy Reserve, the desert floor, and the Tehachapi Mountains.
Built in the 1920s and modeled after an Irish Manor, The Castle (a.k.a.: Shea's Lodge) has been featured in a number of journals and as a backdrop of a few TV/Movie productions.
The property may be developed into a winery or subdivided into 26 lots ranging from 10 to 15 acres.
Built in 1924, the 5500sf solid granite Irish manor has 8 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, and a grand room.
1KM (3200 ft) Private Airstrip
The property hosted many private Hollywood parties in the 1940s. Celebrities and guests were periodically flown in from Los Angeles to the then known "Sky Ranch".
The land consists of 8 contiguous parcels comprising 506 acres of gently rolling hills and flat land. Most locations on the property have unobstructed views of the mountains and the desert floor. The property was used as a working ranch in previous years.
A 20-foot high, 65-foot wide stone dam was built contemporaneously with the castle structure to retain a 6-acre pond. The pond was stocked with fish in the 1980s. During the rainy seasons, the downstream side of the dam turns into a beautiful cascading waterfall.
Previous owners used the equestrian facilities to house their thoroughbreds. This 2500 sf stables was once leased to Roy Rogers to train his horse Trigger.
THE SELLER AND BROKER MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF THE PROPERTY FOR A PARTICULAR USE. THE PROPERTY IS SOLD "AS IS".
Property Potential & Suggestive Uses
Winery / Craft Distillery
The ranch has a great potential to be used as a winery and/or craft distillery. The unique history and features of the property make it an ideal attraction for visitors. Nearly 150,000 people visit the California Poppy Reserve during peak blooming years.
The property has the potential to be subdivided into 26 lots featuring a sustainable master-planned community of modern concrete and glass residences on 10+ acre lots.
Venue / Spa / Studio
Most SoCal metropolitan areas are within easy driving distance to this pristine location, ideal for weddings, filming, concerts, and corporate retreats.