- Aug 27, 2009
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FACT #1 - Neverland Valley Ranch is located at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd. Los Olivos, CA 93441.
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FACT #2 - The Say, Say, Say video was filmed there
Say,Say,Say Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
FACT #3- It was bought in 1988 for US $14.6 million
FACT #4 - Neverland was a multi-purpose and multi-use complex
The Tudor-French Chateau style main house is virtually unchanged in the 20+ years that Michael Jackson has owned the property.The main house's interior is still trimmed in the oak paneling installed by Mr. Bone.
After Michael Jackson purchased Neverland in 1988 he transformed a 2,676 acre property in Santa Barbara County, California into a Disneyesque fortress of magical, and spare-no-expense proportions Fantasyland.
Michael Jackson didn't make any changes to the home other than to add a cedar room for recording. He did add buildings to the land, including a theater and arcade room.The train statiton(not to be confused with Jackson's actual house) resembles something out of Disneyland and had about 3/4 mile tracks laid. Michael Jackson designed all the flower beds because he hated seeing dirt between them.
According to Santa Barbara county records, Michael Jackson's home has a 14,185-square-foot, primary residence with five bedrooms and seven baths; a 1,830-square-foot garage; a 1,400-square-foot office; and another 1,231-square-foot guesthouse above the garage. In total, there are 22 buildings on the land, including a mansion, guesthouses and several apartments.
There are two helicopter pads and the Neverland Valley Fire Department, which was manned by several full time fire-fighters. He even added two functional railways complete with a steam locomotive and the infamous train station with it’s front lawn of manicured flowers in the shape of a clock face. This building is probably more famous than main house which is rarely photographed because it is shrouded behind large oak trees.
And on a hill overlooking the house stood the fabled train station a near replica of the one at Disneyland with its huge floral clock. It was still a stunning site from Jackson's front yard.
Michael Jackson DID have a fairy tale ranch where He called Home, and is known around the world as Neverland.