Richard Riordan, the former mayor of Los Angeles, has snapped up a $5.7 million Spanish-style Ojai home.
Mr. Riordan, 86, who was the city’s last Republican mayor in the 1990s, is now the owner of a 50-plus acre estate that boasts a main residence, a second house, a caretaker’s cottage, approximately 20 acres of income-producing orchards and a number of private horse trails, his buying agent, Mary Pizzimenti of PHA Realty, confirmed.
Inside the main residence, there is a private terrace leading off of each suite with views of the Topa Topa Mountains, a games rooms and a wine cellar that opens out to the downstairs patio.
Outside on the wrap-around patio, there is a swimming pool and spa as well as a pool casita, with an outdoor kitchen and covered dining area, one full bathroom and two rooms, according to the listing for the property.
The second residence, set away from the main house among orchards, has five-and-a-half baths and six bedrooms, including a master-suite with a balcony that looks out to the surrounding orchards.
Mr. Riordan, who is credited with restoring the city following the L.A. riots in 1992, will certainly get his privacy at the estate, with the listing for the property stating that “neighbors are a distant afterthought, allowing for total seclusion and tranquility.”
Anne Williamson of Coldwell Banker Property Shop, the listing agent, declined to comment, while Mr. Riordan did also not respond to immediate request for comment.
Mr. Riordan, originally from New York, served as Los Angeles’ mayor between 1993 and 2001. He then ran for governor of California, but lost to Bill Simon.
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