The Big House
We welcome weddings of up to three-hundred people, and we are happy to provide for smaller groups – seminars, meetings, weekend workshops, dinner parties, and family gatherings. The ranch’s Big House includes six well-appointed bedrooms, five full baths, a billiard room, a screened porch, a wonderful kitchen and elegant living room, as well as beautiful grounds and views.
This 1950s historic home was designed by architect, Wallace Frost, who co-designed the General Motors building in Detroit and built a beautiful house in Montecito, California, which was recently the residence of Ellen Degeneres. It was featured in her book, Home (2015). Wallace is known for midsize cottage houses that are flooded with natural light and that feature woodwork, architectural details and limestone frames around windows and doors. The Big House is the last piece of architecture that Wallace constructed before his death in 1962.
The Bowen Brothers Home designed by Wallace Frost in 1926, commissioned by Edgar Bowen.
Ellen’s former home, “The Villa”, which was built in the 1930s.
The big house's fearless protector and occasional pizza-thief, Chrome Hanna-Frost, lives at the ranch full time and enjoys a good pet. He'll also be happy to referee any billiards games, but can't guarantee he won't fall asleep.
If you have a cat or pet dander allergy, please be aware that the Big House is Chrome’s home. If you have any issues or accommodation requests, please contact us.