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Photos: Malibu Ranch Owned By Nudists Goes On Sale
Have you ever wanted your own ranch that just so happened to also be owned by a nudist couple? Well, you're in luck. Dry Gulch Lodge, a Malibu ranch that sits on six acres of land, has hit the market for $2.6 million.
The property is owned by Carter and Maureen Ward, who were once a civil engineer and sex therapist, respectively, according to the L.A. Times. Back in 1999, the Times wrote about how neighbors protested against the nudist couple's plans to expand their ranch, which had been used to shoot adult films and photography, as well as a documentary on John Wayne.
Dry Gulch Lodge is just one of the four locations in the Wards' all-encompassing Dry Gulch Ranch (covering 27 acres and 18 buildings, according to MalibuMovieLocations.com) that the couple advertised as a filming location. "Whether you are looking for a western theme or a beach or 'Playboy' mansion scene, we have just the facility for you," the website read.
However, not advertised on the RedFin real estate website, which is listing the property, is that the Cadillac Nightclub room in the lodge has a brass dance pole; it was mentioned as part of a filming location highlight.
We can only hope that the decorations and furniture inside the Dry Gulch Lodge come with the place. It's stuck in a time period of retro red crushed velvet seats, green-leafy carpeting, bear-skin rugs, and leopard-and-zebra-print everything. Rawr...
Also, the one-story yellow ranch is pretty ideal for an all-out rager. The home, which overlooks mountains and the ocean has two living rooms and two kitchens, you know, in case you need to host a large love party. Even the outdoor spa can fit 20 guests and their two outdoor bars can seat up to 100 people. Plus, there's an indoor BBQ and a 50-foot round pool. Interestingly enough, the home has one master bedroom, 3 bathrooms, and a whole lot of offices and studies scatter throughout the space.
Oh yeah, and you can play some chess outdoors with large chess pieces near a life-sized nude bronze statue. Stay classy.