The Green Acre Ranch: A $7.3M slice of rural luxury just an hour from Los Angeles

A 20-acre property in Somis, California with mini-horse stables and over 1,500 income-producing fruit trees is now up for grabs.

Georgie Mihaila
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Photo credit: Jeff Elson / Nourmand & Associates

Call it the Yellowstone effect, but ranch living is definitely having a moment.

In recent years, countless homebuyers seeking a blend of luxury, privacy, and a closer connection to nature have opted for rural properties that offer more bang for your buck — and a tranquil lifestyle that promises less fuss and more rewards.

This trend has not gone unnoticed in the celebrity world, with notable figures like Donald Glover, Kelis, and even Calvin Harris (who ventured as far as Ibiza to secure a 183-acre farm) embracing the ranch lifestyle.

And now, there’s a new option on the market for prospective buyers seeking to own a piece of rural California.

The Green Acre Ranch — a nearly 20-acre property in Somis, California with mini-horse stables and over 1,500 income-producing fruit trees — has just been listed for $7.35 million, presenting a unique blend of luxury ranch living and lucrative agricultural potential.

Rochelle Maize and Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates hold the listing, and they’ve given us all the deets on this unique opportunity.

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An income-producing ranch

Located conveniently an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and a stone’s throw from the charming towns of Camarillo and Moorpark, the Green Acre Ranch offers a perfect retreat for those wanting proximity to the city while enjoying the tranquility of the countryside.

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The property spans 20 acres and is adorned with 1,500 matured avocado, pomegranate, and lemon trees, which have historically turned a profit, generating $72k and $84.5k in revenue in 2023 and 2022, respectively.

The estate boasts an array of features designed to cater to the luxury-minded homeowner with a penchant for outdoor living.

From a long gated driveway lined with roses to a swimming pool and a large pond that mirror the property’s serene setting, each detail has been curated to enhance the ranch’s natural beauty and its panoramic views of the valley.

Anchored by a 5,300-square-foot home

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The sprawling property has a charming, Mediterranean-style home that allows guests and residents to soak in the picturesque canyon views from nearly every room of the house.

“The estate is set away from the street, which gives the homeowner ultimate privacy,” listing agent Myra Nourmand tells us.

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Inside the 5-bedroom home

Featuring 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an inviting eat-in kitchen, and a showstopping Spanish-tiled staircase, the interiors draw you in as much as the idyllic surroundings.

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Built in 2008, the house features tile, wood, and stone flooring with two fireplaces adding to the coziness of the home. And the rooms are as grand and impressive as the rest of the property.

The heart of the home

The great room stands out as the property’s crown jewel, providing breathtaking views of the expansive yard and the canyon beyond.

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As Myra Nourmand highlights, the ranch offers vistas on par with those found in Italy, creating a scenic backdrop that could rival scenes from “The Sound of Music.”

“The Green Acre Ranch’s views are truly magnificent,” agent Myra Nourmand tells us. “I’ve traveled extensively across Europe and can say that this property is on par with the views found in Italy. As you walk through the property’s French doors, it’s like you’re in “The Sound of Music” with these stunning views of the hills and canyon.”

A rich historical tapestry

The Green Acre Ranch carries a storied past with Hollywood connections, having been a preferred gathering spot for musicians at the behest of previous owner Mary Hollander.

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Mary Hollander directed and produced for the Sagamore Players, a local theater troupe, often staging shows in her home. Her husband, Max Hollander, was a violinist in the early 1940s and he was an associate concertmaster for the NBC Symphony Orchestra led by Toscanini.

According to our sources, Hollander used to have parties at the property where all these Hollywood musicians would come up on the first Sunday of the month. The ranch’s Hollywood legacy, coupled with its robust agricultural potential, makes it a property with both charm and investment value.

It has an orchard with 1,500 fruit trees

Rochelle Maize emphasizes the ranch’s vast outdoor amenities, including an 11-stall horse stable, a luxurious BBQ pavilion, and the possibility to add more facilities such as sports courts or additional animal shelters.

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The property also boasts an orchard of 1,500 fruit trees, including avocado, orange, lemon, guava, grapefruit,  pomegranate, and more, offering a trove of California produce just moments away. With this much land, prospective buyers can cultivate a vineyard, build sports facilities like a pickleball court, or construct more animal shelters and barns for pigs, ducks, or goats. All animals are welcome!

The property’s orchard not only enhances its appeal but also offers a sustainable living option by allowing homeowners to cultivate a variety of fruits.

See also: Sandra Bullock sells 91-acre compound with organic avocado, citrus orchards

Stables for mini-horses

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Possibly the most charming amenity is reserved for the equestrian enthusiast, as the property can easily be turned into a miniature horse farm.

An 11-stall miniature horse stable stands ready to accommodate small equine companions, with the flexibility to convert for full-size horses.

There’s even a private pond

In line with the whole “trading the city life for quiet ranch living”, this particular luxury listing comes with both the traditional pool AND a cute little pond.

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The tranquil private pond adds a touch of whimsy to the landscape, offering a serene backdrop for entertainment and relaxation.

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Located in Somis, California

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Somis is conveniently located just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, making it ideal for someone who seeks a quiet and relaxing retreat but still wants to be close to city life,” listing agent Rochelle Maize says in an exclusive quote for Fancy Pants Homes.

“Situated amidst the charming towns of Camarillo and Moorpark each just a short 15–20-minute drive away, residents and visitors alike can enjoy outlet malls, scenic hiking trails, and country club golf courses. The town of Somis itself is ripe with neighboring farms and nurseries that provide fresh local fruits, vibrant flowers, and delicious nuts, adding to the area’s idyllic rural charm.”

A multifaceted opportunity

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Beyond its enchanting living spaces and outdoor amenities, the ranch serves as a fully functional farm.

The previous owner leveraged the orchard’s produce to create a line of kitchen and bath products, from gourmet balsamic vinegar, including fig and pomegranate flavors, to avocado soaps, body scrubs, and body lotions, showcasing the estate’s versatility and entrepreneurial potential.

The Green Acre Ranch is more than just a home; it’s a lifestyle choice for those seeking privacy, luxury, and the opportunity to live off the land, all within reach of Los Angeles.

As the trend towards ranch living grows among celebrities and luxury homebuyers alike, this listing represents a rare chance to own a piece of California’s coveted rural lifestyle.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded