Japanese Inspired Zen Retreat
A secluded getaway perched on a hilltop above downtown Ojai, this architectural home with amazing views has been beautifully restored and re-imagined with equal attention given to the inside and the outside. The influence of Japanese design and culture can be felt throughout in its distinctive features: a bridge and stream entrance, a steep, peaked roofline, exposed beam ceilings, and an original custom fireplace. There are mountain and garden views from every room, cedar soaking tubs (inside and outside), a koi pond, and a web of footpaths meandering through a variety of garden views, seasonal blooms, foliage, and fruit trees.
The 1970 house has been updated with solid white oak floors, handmade tiles, walnut cabinetry, built-in sofa window seating, expansive surrounding decks, a new roof, and new HVAC. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath main house has a modern, single-level layout designed to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors year round and is wonderful for entertaining. There is a separate studio guest house with its own courtyard, perfect for visitors or working from home. The garage is fully finished with large windows, HVAC, storage cabinets, and a loft with stunning views, ideal as an art studio and office. Take a dip or swim laps in the large original pool, grow an edible garden in the raised plant beds, and keep chickens in the new coop. The entire acre has been landscaped to feel natural and soothing. For even more tranquility, it’s adjacent to dedicated open space and Ojai’s best hiking trails. Whether on lockdown or not, this house is a paradise you won’t want to leave.