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THE BEGINNING








THE YEAR WAS 1966,
THEODORE AND ASPASIA KIAPOS  CAME ACROSS A 10 ACRE PIECE OF LAND JUST A FEW MILES NORTH OF BURBANK, CA. TED AND ASPASIA HAD A VISION FOR THE LAND, TO FILL THE SPACE WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FRUIT TREES, GARDENS, AND A HOME WHERE THEIR THREE CHILDREN WOULD GROW AND CREATE.
THE RANCH
HAS BEEN UTILIZED OVER THE LAST 53 YEARS FOR BIG FAT GREEK WEDDINGS, MOVIE PRODUCTIONS, FUNDRAISERS, AND AN ARRAY OF EPIC FAMILY PARTIES. TED AND ASPASIA'S ELDEST SON, JOHN, MARRIED HIS WIFE, CARMEN, ON THE RANCH IN 1989, AND THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS, SOPHIA AND ATHENA, WERE RAISED THERE.


THE TRAGEDY
THE NIGHT OF SATURDAY, JULY 30TH 2016, AN INDESCRIBABLE TRAGEDY HIT THE KIAPOS FAMILY. A HOUSE FIRE STARTED IN THE GRANDPARENTS HOME; THE ELDERLY COUPLE WERE RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS FROM SMOKE INHALATION. THEY WERE RESCUED FROM INSIDE, AND RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE, ULTIMATELY, THE BEAUTIFUL LIVES OF TED AND ASPASIA, THE MATRIARCH AND PATRIARCH OF THE RANCH, WERE TAKEN.
PURPOSE IN THE PAIN
THEODORE J. KIAPOS AND ASPASIA M. KIAPOS'S LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER IS A TESTAMENT TO WHAT TRUE LOVE, PURE LOVE, AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS. THEY PASSED IN BODY AT 90 & 91, BUT LIVE ON IN SPIRIT AS THEY DANCE THEIR WAY THROUGH ETERNAL PEACE.

"THERE IS BEAUTY IN ALL OF THIS DEVASTATION: PRAYING OVER MY GRANDPARENTS AS THEY TOOK THEIR LAST BREATH WAS TRULY THE GREATEST HONOR FOR MY FAMILY; TO HAVE LOVED THEM WHOLLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY, AS THEY LOVED EACH OTHER AND THEIR FAMILY. LOVE CONQUERS ALL." - SOPHIA KIAPOS


THE NEXT GENERATION
AFTER SPENDING NEARLY 6 MONTHS CLEANING THEIR GRANDPARENT'S HOME, SOPHIA, A FILM DIRECTOR AND ATHENA, AN ENTREPRENEUR, HAD A VISION TO CREATE PURPOSE FROM PAIN. THE FAMILY DECIDED TO RE-PURPOSE THEIR GRANDPARENTS HOME AND CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THE LEGACY THAT THEIR GRANDPARENTS LEFT BEHIND. SO TOGETHER, SOPHIA AND ATHENA RESET TED AND ASPASIA'S HOME INTO THE ULTIMATE SPACE FOR CREATIVES TO COME AND BRING FORTH THEIR VISIONS TO FRUITION.
THE LEGACY
IT IS THE KIAPOS FAMILY'S COMMITMENT TO KEEP THE LEGACY OF TED AND ASPASIA ALIVE BY MAINTAINING THE RANCH THAT THEY HAD AN ABUNDANT VISION FOR, AND SUPPORTING PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER, SUPPORTING ARTISTS WITH THEIR VISIONS AND FURTHERMORE CREATING MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME ON THE KIAPOS FAMILY RANCH.











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