Olivia Newton-John has listed her equestrian estate in Santa Ynez, California, for sale. The singer and actress is looking for a buyer with $5.4 million to plunk down for this slice of escapist heaven, which boasts lovely mountain views, frontage on the Santa Ynez river, and an abundance of breathing room.
The lot comes to 12 acres, all told—a sizeable chunk of real estate that accommodates a main house, a guest house, a barn, a pool and outdoor living area, lawns, a four-car garage, and an arena and pastures quite comfortably.
The interiors of the main home are warm, unpretentious, and spacious-feeling; the living room is more of a great-room design, with a spectacular exposed ceiling that rises toward a large center skylight. There’s a great deal of warm wood involved, and those tones and textures define the style of the house. It’s far from rustic, and closer to urbane high-dollar California ranch.
The master bedroom of the main house is a cozy space, and features a peaked ceiling, a hardwood accent wall, and French door access to the exterior; the master bath receives a simple, Eastern-inflected design style, with a bit of color—aquamarine glass sneaks in to support the sinks.
There are just over 4,450 square feet of interiors in the main house and guest house, with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths throughout. Modestly sized structures, but then the Santa Ynez mountains that rise so dramatically to frame the property, and the wide-open spaces that fall away around it, establish a sense of proportion so potent it would be folly to attempt to compete.