A sprawling Southern California ranch long owned by actress Sandra Bullock just popped up for sale, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Sited in northern San Diego County, the entire spread is asking $6 million; and that includes three contiguous parcels holding a duo of homes — one an adobe ranch-style number and the other of the manufactured variety — plus groves of avocado and citrus trees, and even your very own chicken coop!
Bullock purchased the hilltop property for $2.7 million back in summer 2007. Resting near the foothills of Palomar Mountain, in the rural Valley Center community, the so-called “Farm” is showcased by a Mediterranean-style house featuring four bedrooms and six baths in nearly 6,000 square feet of single-level living space, all of it offering up panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
In addition to its organic avocado and citrus groves, the ranch enjoys numerous walking paths filtered throughout the garden-laced grounds. It’s also one of several commercial and residential properties worth almost $100 million that the savvy property investor owns from coast-to-coast. Among them: multiple Los Angeles homes, including a $2.7 million residence in the mountains above Beverly Hills, two oceanfront houses in the same guard-gated Malibu community and a $20 million estate in the 90210’s Benedict Canyon neighborhood, along with lavish vacation getaways in New York City, New Orleans, Austin, Texas, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
As for Bullock’s Valley Center residence, the estate is tucked away securely behind a lengthy gated driveway and was built in 1990. Recently renovated, the main house is highlighted by a fireside living room sporting wide-plank hardwood floors, a vaulted wood-beam ceiling and French doors that open to a central courtyard bolstered by a fountain.
A dining area sporting built-in booth seating connects to the country-style kitchen, which is equipped with a pricey La Cornue range and butler’s pantry; and four ensuite bedrooms encompass a master retreat with a fireplace and seating area, and separate guest suite with a kitchenette. Other amenities include a saltwater pool and spa, lots of spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining, security cameras and a Crestron smart-home system.
In addition to the main structure, there’s also a three-bedroom, two-bath manufactured house, as well as a gazebo, workshop and the aforementioned chicken coop for gathering your own eggs. Upping the appeal, per the listing, is plenty of space to expand the existing groves, plant a vineyard, add greenhouses, or create an equestrian haven or motorcross track.