Hundred Year Old Jewel
This charming 1920’s Cape Cod cottage has been completely re-envisioned and refined by its current owners over decades. Taking full advantage of the tree-filled nearly half acre lot on Gridley Road, the vintage cottage and grounds have been transformed into a quintessential example of Ojai living where natural beauty and spaciousness are at the forefront. The interior is fresh and full of light from abundant windows, with a second story master suite that draws in the glory of the morning. The kitchen includes a seating area where cooking and socializing blend seamlessly, while the original bedrooms, bathrooms and living room are cozy and inviting. A second, brilliantly conceived open air living room with high ceilings, French doors and a fireplace opens to the shady, private garden filled with fruit trees, flowers and raised beds for vegetables. Greenery irrigation provided by a community shared well.
Flanked by a porch with a barbeque and a beautiful water feature, this protected outdoor space creates an ideal location for entertaining, relaxing or simply enjoying the tranquil beauty in Ojai’s perfect climate. An enclosed porch off the inside living room can serve as an additional guest bedroom and there is a permitted separate studio that could easily be converted to an ADU. This updated yet vintage-feeling home is an ideal family nest where intimacy and beauty infuse every corner.