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Inside the $6.7m southern Californian ranch where Olivia Newton-John spent her final days

Olivia Newton-John spent her final days in her beloved southern Californian ranch before passing away peacefully at the Santa Ynez property on Monday, surrounded by family and friends.

The beautiful four-bedroom, five-bathroom house was purchased by the Australian music icon in 2015 for US$4.69 million (approx. AU$6.7 million).

The property, built in 2008, spans across 12 acres near the Santa Ynez River and includes a guest house, a pool and a barn and stables for horses. 

Olivia Newton-John spent her final days in her beloved southern Californian ranch before passing away peacefully at the Santa Ynez property on Monday, surrounded by family and friends 

Inside the main house, the interior features a ’70s Western ranch aesthetic with wooden roof panels and brown leather furniture.

The spacious living area flows into the dining room and kitchen where Olivia know doubt created fond memories with family and friends.

A gorgeous piano also sits in the common area for the musician to entertain. 

The beautiful four-bedroom, five-bathroom house was purchased by the Australian singer 2015 for US$4.69 million (approx. AU$6.7 million)

The beautiful four-bedroom, five-bathroom house was purchased by the Australian singer 2015 for US$4.69 million (approx. AU$6.7 million) 

Records show Newton-John transferred full ownership of the estate to her husband, who then re-financed the mortgage with US$2.5 million (approx. AU$3.6 million) still left on the home

Records show Newton-John transferred full ownership of the estate to her husband, who then re-financed the mortgage with US$2.5 million (approx. AU$3.6 million) still left on the home 

The main house on the property has a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms, while the guesthouse has two bedrooms.

The outdoor area also boasts a kitchen, next to the swimming pool. There are also areas to lounge or dine alfresco and for the actress to soak in the breathtaking views.

Olivia listed her beloved ranch for US$5.4 million (approx. AU$7.7 million) back in 2019. 

According to Village Properties Realtors, who held the listing at the time, the Xanadu singer and her husband loved the area but were ready to downsize.

‘Olivia and her husband wish to downsize now but have loved their time on the ranch here, and as a testament to the area, they wish to stay in Santa Ynez for their California landing spot,’ a realtor told TODAY at the time.

But the property was ultimately taken off the market as the entertainer decided to spend her last days in the home.

Records show Newton-John transferred full ownership of the estate to her husband, who then re-financed the mortgage with US$2.5 million (approx. AU$3.6 million) still left on the home.

The property, built in 2008, spans across 12 acres near the Santa Ynez River and includes a guest house, a pool and a barn and stables for horses

The property, built in 2008, spans across 12 acres near the Santa Ynez River and includes a guest house, a pool and a barn and stables for horses 

Just one month after listing the California home, Newton-John listed her leafy Australian villa, located in the town of Dalwood in the Australian countryside; it sold a month later for a whopping $4.6 million.

The 189-acre farm was purchased by Olivia in the 1980’s, but she waited until 2002 to rebuild the main house, which she did in the style of a French or Italian villa.

The compound is less than a half-hour’s drive to the Northern NSW coastal town of Ballina and 40 minutes from Byron Bay.

Many attribute Byron Bay’s popularity to Newton-John, who started her award-winning Gaia Retreat & Spa there in 2005.

Newton-John listed her leafy Australian villa, located in the town of Dalwood in the Australian countryside; it sold a month later for a whopping $4.6 million in 2019

Newton-John listed her leafy Australian villa, located in the town of Dalwood in the Australian countryside; it sold a month later for a whopping $4.6 million in 2019

The Australian compound was styled with terracotta and had Italian influence - she redesigned the main house in 2002

The Australian compound was styled with terracotta and had Italian influence – she redesigned the main house in 2002

Before she started the healing center, the now-famous town was little known to the rest of the world, despite now being home to the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and Elle MacPherson.

She put the retreat up for sale last year, after it swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The entertainer announced in a statement that she was ready to ‘pass the baton’ to new owners.

The sales helped Newton-John invest more into her ventures and foundations before she passed away.

The late actress established the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital in 2012, at a cost of $189 million, though she was aided by federal and state funding.

Olivia's luxury retreat Gaia has become a firm favorite with celebrities including Australian media personality Lisa Wilkinson and singer Delta Goodrem

Olivia’s luxury retreat Gaia has become a firm favorite with celebrities including Australian media personality Lisa Wilkinson and singer Delta Goodrem

The luxury retreat came out on top for the Global Overall Chairman's Award, Global Win - Health & Wellness Cuisine, Continent Win - Luxury Boutique Hotel and Continent Win - Luxury Healing Spa

The awards are an impressive feat given that the World Luxury Hotel Awards are considered the Oscars of the Hospitality Industry

The luxury retreat came out on top for the Global Overall Chairman’s Award, Global Win – Health & Wellness Cuisine, Continent Win – Luxury Boutique Hotel and Continent Win – Luxury Healing Spa

She put the retreat up for sale last year, after it swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The entertainer announced in a statement that she was ready to 'pass the baton' to new owners

She put the retreat up for sale last year, after it swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The entertainer announced in a statement that she was ready to ‘pass the baton’ to new owners

She also started the Olivia Newton-John Foundation in the last few years, which she created to ‘fund research into kinder ways to treat cancer, to prevent cancer and to live well with cancer,’ she told Forbes in 2020.

The actress also had a beachfront property in Jupiter, Florida, that she purchased in 2009 for US$4.1 million (approx. AU$5.8 million).

She then sold the Palm Beach County house for US$5 million (approx. AU$7.1 million) in 2016.

The home was the site of a grisly scene in 2013, when 41-year-old Christopher Pariseleti, a contractor working on the house who didn’t know Newton-John, walked in and fatally shot himself. 

Newton-John also bought a beautiful beachfront property in Jupiter, Fa., for $4.1 million in 2009

The home was the site of a grisly scene in 2013, when 41-year-old Christopher Pariseleti walked in and fatally shot himself while Newton-John was away

The home was the site of a grisly scene in 2013, when 41-year-old Christopher Pariseleti walked in and fatally shot himself while Newton-John was away

Olivia was first diagnosed with cancer 30 years ago, battling breast cancer in 1992.

After recovering from her diagnosis and undergoing a partial mastectomy and reconstruction, Olivia was diagnosed again with breast cancer in 2013 but chose to keep it private.

In 2017, a tumour was found at the base of the singer’s spine.

News of Olivia’s death was shared by her husband, who broke the news of the star’s death in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Monday morning following her brave and extraordinarily public decades-long health battle.

‘Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,’ Mr Easterling wrote.

‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

News of Olivia's death was shared by her husband, who broke the news of the star's death in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Monday morning following her brave and extraordinarily public decades-long health battle

News of Olivia’s death was shared by her husband, who broke the news of the star’s death in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Monday morning following her brave and extraordinarily public decades-long health battle 

Olivia is survived by her 36-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi

Olivia is survived by her 36-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi

‘Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

‘Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.’

She is survived by her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36.

Among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday was John Travolta, her co-star in Grease – the 1978 movie that catapulted her career and made her a global icon.

‘My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again,’ he wrote in an Instagram post.

‘Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!’

John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute to Newton-John on Instagram. Their joint performance catapulted both of their careers in 1978

John Travolta was among the first to pay tribute to Newton-John on Instagram. Their joint performance catapulted both of their careers in 1978 

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the iconic 1978 movie Grease that catapulted her career. He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the iconic 1978 movie Grease that catapulted her career. He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday 

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