So, when I was a kid, I thought I might like to be a farmer. The idea of living on a farm seemed very romantic. Getting up early to till the soil and reaping the fruits of my labor.
But when I grew up, I realized two things that sort of shot that dream to bits:
1) I’m a City girl at heart. San Francisco to be exact. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I love the City. I love every nook and cranny. I love coming to the top of some seemingly boring hill on a nondescript block and being smacked in the face with a random vista – from a glimpse of the downtoan skyline to the tippy top of the Golden Gate Bridge with the Marin Headlands in the background.
2) I kill every plant. Farmers can’t kill plants. Seriously, I have killed every plant I’ve ever owned except for some lucky bamboo I once had. It must not have been THAT lucky though since the plant folks at my office swiped it and decided it belonged in the office’s bathroom instead of on my desk. For some reason, I decided not to bring that plant back to my desk for fear that cooties from the bathroom would follow it.
Anyhow – my tangent has a point. Really, it does. Even though I can’t be a farmer, that doesn’t mean you can’t. If City living has just gotten to you and you have a propensity towards doing a little growing, specifically avocados and lemons, then I may have found the place you want to call “farm” or, er, um, “home!”
Rifleman Ranch is a one of a kind property located in the Las Posas Valley in Ventura County, CA between Somis and Moorpark.
The home has ocean, island and mountain views overlooking 20+ acres of avocados, lemons and assorted family grove. PLUS there’s a 3BR/2.5BTH custom farmhouse with incredible details and wrap-around porch (what’s a farm without a wrap-around porch?) and amazing third-story lookout. And if your farmhouse isn’t enough home for you, a breezeway connects the main house to the garage with a separate office/studio apartment above.
Oh, and there’s a BARN! (Again what farm wouldn’t be complete without one?!) The brand new custom barn makes a great workshop or artist’s studio and the separate upstairs 2BR/2BTH guest quarters is a perfect guest home or rental.
And what farm would be complete without a place for a horse or two???? There’s two acres that are perfect for an equestrian facility and horse arena. And you get all of this farm living just ten minutes from town, a train station and award winning schools.
Now – if you want more info, check out the property’s website. And if you decide to call it “home” give me a holler and I’ll come and hang out and will bring my overalls!!!