Mr. Breck moved out of our area quite a few years ago, I presume he lived in Bristish Columbia after he lived here. His home near me was only 2 blocks down our cross street to a street called Whiteoak, about a 5 mnute walk. We all live in what they call RA property, which is zoned rural/agriculture where we can all have horses and farm animals. This part of the San Fernando Valley was all like that at one time, all was for rural living, and built on old oragnge groves. Most lots they retained many of the orange trees. Mr. Brecks property was one of the larger lots, I think they are more like 1-2 acres, with about a 3 to 4000 sq ft home. It was a very nice place, but nothing you would clasify as a mansion. In Los Angles these are called Ranch style homes. In those years people rode their horses all around, there were many lots and places to ride, but it is all built up now, mostly all residential. Over the years we have had to fight and fight to keep our zoning, as developers wanted to buy out the bigger lots, tear them down and squeeze condominium projects on them.
We no longer have our horses, they lived long lives and passed away here. At one time we had 2 horses, chickens, some geese, our dogs and cats. OUr back yard was set up like an riding arena. Nobody on our block has horses anymore, but we are still allowed if we wanted to, our corrals are empty. I'm sure Mr. Breck got tired of being pushed out, and he left for green fields and "valleys". He was a TV star, but just a regular guy off the screen. He was one who was lucky, made it big in a hit western that still runs today, and fans always loved him. I think Mr. Breck was smart, invested when he had money in his home, and planned to let the money he made when it was his moment, work for him.
To be honest, when Big Valley was a show, before we moved into this neighborhood, I never watched the show very often. He was a very nice man whenever we saw him at his garage sales.