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Shangri-La Stand-In Turns Out Stunning Mountaintop Mansion

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Location: Ojai, Calif.
Price: $15,000,000
The Skinny: Back in 1937, the film Lost Horizon was considered massively expensive when its budget climbed to $1.6M on the backs of such extravagances as refrigerated sound stages and multiple location shoots in then far-flung Ojai, Calif. Today, that budget would be tight even for an indie film, and this single home in Ojai will run some $15M. That's not to say it's not worth it. This particular house sits on 109 acres atop one of Ojai's high ridges. What does this mean? Stunning, unspoiled views of the Pacific, the Channel Islands, and the surrounding hillsides—the very same views that earned the role as Shangri-La in that famously expensive flick. Even if the interior—with its four bedrooms, grandly scaled rooms, and bull art—aren't the picture of paradise, those just might be fifteen million dollar views.
· 7070 Sulphur Mountain Road [Christie's]