Annie Leibovitz is Selling Her 65-Acre California Farm Home for $8.99 Million


Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz is selling her 65-acre California farm estate just five years after she purchased the property.

Arguably the world’s most famous photographer, Leibovitz has listed the sprawling farm located in Bolinas, California for $8.99 million. She purchased the property for $7.5 million in 2019.

Aerial view of a secluded large house with a solar panel roof, surrounded by lush green trees, next to a winding river flowing through an expansive landscape.

Sunlight filters through the branches of a large, sprawling tree in a lush, green forest, creating a serene and peaceful landscape.

A serene landscape featuring a river winding through lush green hills under a blue sky, with patches of morning mist clinging to the valley.

A quaint two-story white house with a red door, surrounded by a blooming garden with purple flowers and green bushes under a clear blue sky.

According to the listing, the estate which is known as “The Hideaway” was a site of photographic interest for Ansel Adams in the 1930s.

The homestead, which dates to the 1800s, includes an equestrian facility, a guest house, a caretaker’s residence, a converted garage, a four-bedroom primary residence, and multiple barns. Those include a seven-stall horse barn, a barn for hay, a dairy barn with a recording studio in it, and a barn from the 1930s with a performance stage.

A serene bedroom with a wooden beamed ceiling, beige walls, large windows, and hardwood floors. the room features a double bed with white bedding, two nightstands, and a wooden bench.

A bright, modern kitchen with white cabinetry and subway tile backsplash, featuring a stainless-steel stove, wooden dining table with grey chairs, and large windows with a greenery view.

A bright, modern kitchen with white cabinetry, subway tiles, and a round wooden dining table. large windows allow natural light to illuminate the space.

An old-fashioned black rotary dial telephone hangs on a white wall in a narrow hallway with windows, casting soft light across the scene.

Leibovitz says she didn’t spend as much time at the property, which is about an hour away from San Francisco, as much as she had hoped to.

Interior of a clean, well-lit stable with wooden walls, a high ceiling with a fan, and several stalls. a hay bale and saddle pads are also visible.

Interior of a spacious, rustic barn with a wooden structure, featuring large beams and panels, with sunlight streaming through gaps in the roof, casting patterns on the floor.

“I had always thought of myself as a California person,” she tells The Wall Street Journal.

“I went to school there, at the San Francisco Art Institute. I learned to be a photographer there.

“When Rolling Stone moved to New York in 1977, I didn’t think that I was moving too. I didn’t believe that I went to New York to stay. I thought I lived in California. But the work was in New York. Or Europe.

“After all those years living and working in New York and raising my children, I dreamed about returning to California.”

An old rural farm setting with a large water tower next to weathered buildings under a clear sky during golden hour, casting long shadows on the grass.

Rustic wooden buildings on a green grassy field under a clear blue sky, connected by a wooden plank walkway, portray a serene countryside setting.

Eager to move back to California and believing her eldest daughter was going to college in the Bay Area, Leibovitz bought the estate for $7.5 million just before the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Leibovitz plunged $2 million into upgrading the infrastructure during her five years of ownership.

“We planned to partner with a legendary farmer over the hill to bring the place back to its former self as a working and teaching farm,” Leibovitz says but “things don’t always go as planned.”

Leibovitz’s daughter decided to go to college in the Northeast and she rarely found herself at her new compound hence why the photographer decided to list the property.

It comes just months after Leibovitz sold her duplex apartment in New York City’s Upper West Side for $10.62 million.

Image credits: Header portrait (left) of Annie Leibovitz by Robert Scoble and licensed under CC BY 2.0 and header photo (right) and real estate photos by Jacob Elliott for Compass.