A storied legacy
With a sunny wrap-around porch and large windows overlooking downtown Ojai, The Porch Gallery is unique as both an historic residence and eclectic gallery space. A classic Victorian, it was built in the early 1870s by Ojai Pioneer, John Montgomery, named The Montgomery House, and is the third oldest building in Ojai. Currently home to a celebrated gallery, high-profile community space and residence, the property is zoned for mixed use and designed as a live/work space.
The residence features a two-bedroom unit on the ground floor and another two bedroom residence occupying the first and second floors. Carefully renovated to enhance the property’s history and original architecture, the rich contrast of deep wood accents, wainscoting and high-ceilings serve as an ideal canvas for vintage nooks, built-ins and warm gathering spaces. Shading the front porch is a 140-year-old cypress tree, and a fenced in rear area includes a large deck with built-in seating and gas fire pit all sited to enjoy spectacular views of the Topa Topa Mountains and Chief Peak.
A well known and much loved property, this unique offering is ½ block to the famed Sunday morning Ojai Farmer’s Market and 1 block to the downtown arcade filled with shops, restaurants and venues.