Olivia Newton-John’s Californian home hits market for $13.6 million

Take a peek inside the star's stunning sanctuary.
Image of Olivia Newton-John's Californian home front door (left) and horse arena (right) with a portrait of Olivia Newton-John (inset).Carey Kendall | Inset: Getty

The ‘Indian Way’ estate, where singer and actress Olivia Newton-John spent her final days with husband John Easterling, has hit the market with an asking price of $US8.965 million (AUD$13.57 million). Located in a private and serene enclave of the Santa Ynez Valley, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is one of the only properties with frontage along the Santa Ynez River. 

John told People that he believed it was time for a new family to enjoy the 12-acre property, which, in addition to the main farmhouse, has a two-bedroom guest house, pool, barn, stable and even an arena. “Olivia and I made many wonderful memories at our home in Florida and the ranch in California,” he said. “I can see a new family having great nature adventures and relishing the life experience. 

The ranch style home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. (Credit: Carey Kendall)
The home’s entrance hallway is grand yet inviting. (Credit: Carey Kendall)

The ranch also holds many items that belonged to Olivia, who passed away in August 2022. John says some of these items will be kept by family, but everything else will be auctioned off. Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.

“We’re making historical progress with the research on plant medicine and cancer. This was Olivia’s dream and I promised her I would follow this through,” John told People. 

Cherry wood is featured throughout the home, but it is most prominent in the open-plan living and dining area. (Credit: Carey Kendall)
Olivia Newton-John broadcasting from her California home during the G’Day USA American Australian Association Gala, which was held virtually in 2021. (Credit: Getty)

A source told Woman’s Day that Chloe was heartbroken at the impending sale, but said the decision was ultimately a financial one. “This is a money issue,” claims the source. “The maintenance on the estate and the annual tax bill is crazy.” 

“To keep that ranch would have financially impacted all the good work being done by Olivia’s charities and foundations. They made a promise to her they’d keep saving lives,” said the source.

The garden is protected from gophers – common in the Santa Ynez Valley – with a wire underlay. (Credit: Carey Kendall)
All of the horses on the property were named by the late singer. (Credit: Carey Kendall)

The home is listed with agent Carey Kendall. For more information, view the property listing.

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