California’s Rose Story Farm

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Seeking the country life for themselves and their two sons, Danielle and her husband, Bill, bought the 15-acre farm in 1998. In addition to aging lemon and avocado trees, the property included dilapidated laborers’ cottages, a decrepit Victorian house, and a Spanish Colonial Revival barn. Today the avocado trees have been replaced with improved varieties, the restored barn houses the farm offices, the Victorian house is home, and two of the four renovated cottages are available for weekend rental. Most of the lemon trees made way for the roses.