The Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 10am to 4pm. Presented by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this treasured tradition highlights the diverse and beautiful neighborhoods of the Ojai Valley by featuring four distinctive Ojai homes adorned with floral inspirations by inspiring designers. This year’s properties will include the stunning Patina Farm built and owned by designer/architect couple Brooke and Steve Giannetti.
Entering its 22nd year, the tour benefits the Ojai Music Festival and its BRAVO education and community program, which offers free music workshops to the Ojai Valley public schools and the community.
Also taking place the same weekend is the Holiday Marketplace held at Thomas Aquinas Church Hall (185 St. Thomas Drive). This companion event will feature a collection of curated lifestyle and fashion items from more than 40 vendors as well as a variety of food trucks. Admission to the Marketplace is free and open to the public. The Marketplace hours are 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday and 10am to 4:30pm on Sunday.
Advance tour price is $40 per person and $45 day of the event which can be purchased at the Holiday Marketplace. A group discount is available for 8 or more people. Tickets are available at 805-646-2053, participating ticket outlets – Attitude Adjustment, Flora Gardens, Rains Department Store, and Fox Fine Jewelers in Ventura. Or purchase online here >
2018 FEATURED HOMES
Five acres of natural beauty, enhanced by masterful design, create a Persimmon Hill paradise that welcomes family and friends at home. Indoor rooms flow seamlessly to the lush outside to provide a luxuriously spacious and relaxed ambiance in this gorgeous hideaway. No detail was left to chance in the owner-designed and meticulously crafted architecture, furnishings, and landscape. A neutral color palette highlighted by peaceful pastels extends throughout the house and lovely gardens. Thoughtfully chosen antiques complement the natural textures of the structure, reflecting family history as well as travels. The artful blending of classical and modern influences exudes a feeling of simple elegance – even the donkeys and goats have luxurious quarters that complement the cozy charm of the home.
SERENITY IN THE CITY
Located conveniently close to town, but feeling like it’s tucked far away, lies a very personal gem of a home, offering a comfortable private oasis for this civic-minded couple. Nestled amid lush native gardens, which you might recognize from the 2017 Ojai garden tour, the home features dream chef’s kitchens inside and out, welcoming family and friends to share warm hospitality. The hostess has authored two cookbooks. A homey atmosphere is created by works of many local artists, Edward Curtis photos, as well as Native American baskets and art collected during the owners’ extensive travels. A plunge pool and bocce ball court, as well as several relaxing garden niches, complete the ambiance of this lovely abode. You’ll want to stay and bide a while.
SADDLE MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY
It is the beautiful majestic oaks surrounding this Spanish-style home that welcomes you to this secret sanctuary that features an appreciation for all genres of music and a passion for exceptional art. Be sure to allow plenty of time to experience this amazing private “gallery” — Calder, Picasso, Zuniga — and a host of other exquisite pieces adorn the walls and sculptures beautify other areas within the home. Gorgeous hand-crafted mosaic tile tables were custom designed to brighten and compliment indoor themes and outdoor settings. Imported rugs add warmth to the terra cotta and wooden floors. Then there’s the incredible personal library for fireside reading, a spacious central courtyard surrounded by giant agave plants, a Zen patio with a custom fountain created by Ojai artist Martha Moran, and the strobe-lighted mirrored disco ball ready for the upcoming holiday parties!
Stepping into the lofty foyer of this Rancho Matilija home transports you from a delightful neighborhood in front to a haven of nature in back. Lush trees and majestic mountain views beckon away to another world. Hollywood memorabilia that includes a real Oscar and the Stratocaster from Wayne’s World! mingle with rustic Early California design to create a comfortable retreat that reflects the vibrant personalities of this talented and generous couple. The home truly feels like a warm and inviting nest to enjoy.