Rancho Las Lomas is rich in history even before Rick and Jeannie Lawrence purchased it nearly 40 years ago. The story begins with this land originally bequeathed to a prominent family via a Mexican land grant and that it once belonged to the coastal Indians. Folklore even suggests that the Lawrence family acquired the property by betting on a horse race. Even now, the story continues …
Today, mature oak and sycamore trees hide the private estate and the many charming bungalows nestled around the grounds. Over the years, the Lawrence’s renovated and enhanced the Rancho’s many original buildings. Avid collectors, they used recycled salvage materials such as old doors, windows, bricks and lumber, filling the property’s buildings with unexpected surprises including hand-painted tile murals collected during a trip to Portugal. Wood beams adorned with hand painted figures, custom stained glass windows, 100-year-old Pasadena street lamps, are some of the collectibles found detailing the Rancho.
We are so proud that Rancho Las Lomas has become Southern California’s most spectacular private estate and special event location. Hidden away in the foothills of Orange County, this lovely zoological garden is used for events that reach beyond the ordinary.
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