Own a Piece of Literary History!
Stoneapple Farm, country home of author Scott O’Dell when he wrote Island of the Blue Dolphin, is for sale in Julian, CA!
Stoneapple Farm was constructed in the late 19th century as an apple storage and packing house and converted into a home in the late 1940s by architect/author Edgar Kober.
The home was purchased by Scott and Dorsa O’Dell in 1958. Scott was a novelist and Southwestern historian and Dorsa was a columnist for the “Los Angeles News Mirror” when they moved into Stoneapple Farm. Scott penned three books while at Stoneapple, Island of the Blue Dolphin, The King’s Fifth and The Black Pearl. When the couple separated in 1965, Dorsa continued to live at Stoneapple and was a contributor to “The Julian Sun” and “The Julian News.”
Many writers and artists have stayed at Stoneapple Farm over the years, and several writers have penned parts of their books there, including Julian’s own Richard Louv (Our Wild Calling, 2019). Others include Ida Nalabandian (Does God have a Bicycle? What We Can Learn from Children, 2015) and Dirk Rohrbach (Americana, 2011).
Stoneapple Farm Features:
29″ thick stone walls
Slate window ledges
Large stone fireplace
Original hand-crafted wood cabinets and shelving
Dormered sleeping quarters with full bathroom
Modern mini-split heating/AC system
Metal standing seam roof
Approximately 2,078 square feet
2 legal parcels totaling over 6 acres
Offered at $975,000
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