Steve McQueen Ranch

photo: Jeffrey Ong / PostRain Productions




A Santa Paula ranch once owned by actor Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, has come on the market for $1.95 million.

The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980.

The 1892 Victorian-style house has antique stained-glass windows, mountain views, and family room and kitchen fireplaces.

The ranch includes 3 acres of Syrah vineyards, fruit trees, a 3-acre equestrian facility and a 4,500-square-foot hangar where McQueen kept his car and motorcycle collection, which eventually included about 130 bikes.

He picked the ranch because it reminded him of the Slater, Mo., farm where he lived during his childhood and because of its proximity to Santa Paula Airport, where he flew his yellow Stearman biplane.

Known for his macho roles and tough-guy persona, the box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "The Great Escape" (1963), "Bullitt" (1968), "Papillon" (1973) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974).

McQueen, who had contracted mesothelioma, died of a heart attack following surgery in 1980. He was 50.


"LeMans" (1971)


Comments

Anonymous said…
Where is all that wonderful Syrah going?
nancy said…
I'm a little behind on reading your blog, we used to live near this ranch, it's a really lovely area. I missed seeing it for sale in the times, thanks for sharing!
Riviera View said…
Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by again. :)