Paradise Lost

PARADISE LOST: A private slice of paradise just south of Jalama Beach County Park known as the Cojo Ranch is officially up for grabs. Widely rumored to be on the block for some time, the 8,580-acre ranch – with nine miles of untouched coastline – was only recently listed on the Internet sites of Sotheby’s International Realty and Kerry Mormann and Associates. With an asking price of more than $120 million, the historic rancho offers up 37 legal parcels varying in size from 4 to 4,400 acres, not to mention a host of landmarks and archeological sites such as the Point Conception Lighthouse. The Bixby Ranch Company has owned and operated the property as a working cattle and horse farm since 1913.

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