Stoneapple Farm

Own a Piece of Literary History!



Stoneapple Farm in Julian CA
Stoneapple Farm back of home

Stoneapple Farm, country home of author Scott O’Dell when he wrote Island of the Blue Dolphin, is for sale in Julian, CA!

Outside sitting area Stoneapple Farm

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.”

Living Room
Living Room Windows View

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).

Laundry Room
Dining Area

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

Private well

Main Bedroom Area
Stoneapple Front and Sidewalk

Offered at $975,000

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