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Ultra-Private Mountain Ranch - A Get-Away Retreat w/ an historic past !!
Type: Ranch/Farm (over 10 acres)
Price: $285,000
City: Miramonte
County: Fresno
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2
Acres: 43.67
Well: Yes (10)
Septic: Yes
Sqr Feet: 2046

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Grade School: Dunlap
Junior High: Dunlap
High School: Reedley

APN: 19537072
MLS: 487409
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Status: Available


REDUCED !! Hang on to your hats, folks. Here's your chance to own a piece of Fresno County's historic past. Yes, the first two pictures are of the first residence on the property. It was one of the original stagecoach stops on Dunlap Road. And, no, you don't have to live in it. We do have a plan "B" for you to look at.

This 43 acre mountain ranch in Miramonte is as secluded and private a property as you will ever find and it has an absolutely gorgeous eastern view of the snow-capped peaks of the High Sierras. Ready for plan "B"?

Let's talk about private. Access to the property is via a graveled deeded easement road off the main road 1/3 mile to the property line. The property is surrounded by similar sized and larger parcels. You will never have a neighbor you can see! Now I did say you didn't have to live in the old stage stop, so let's take a look at the alternative.

How about a rustic style mountain ranch home with a few modern upgrades? Originally built in 1965, the home's exterior features tongue and groove cedar siding with a top grade metal roof and broad covered side porches. The interior is a blend of beautiful cedar and knotty pine walls with classic finished plaster walls. There is a separate dining room and a huge great room with heavy beamed ceilings and a massive corner brick fireplace. The fireplace has a unique heat-a-lator system that vents into the great room and into the back hallway leading to the 2 off bedrooms. The open kitchen has beautiful cabinetry, a large breakfast bar, and gas appliances. The front bath has been completely remodeled with tile floors, pedestal lav, glass enclosed tub/shower, and antique frosted glass door. Off of the kitchen is a large utility room and entry to the huge isolated master suite addition that features a tongue and groove wood ceiling and two large skylights, a huge cedar lined closet, free standing corner wood stove, and a great double French door entry to the master bath that has a gorgeous custom designed, fully enclosed, deep soak tub/shower. There is also a separate entry from the master bath to the back patio and two sliding glass doors off the master bedroom to the front patio. The master suite has a great view of the eastern Sierras.

Now you need a place to put your stuff and do your thing!! How about a huge open 24x48 high ceiling garage (no doors) and a large 24x40 shop/workroom separated into 2 work areas. The whole layout of the home and outbuildings provide a really practical and functional layout. The home and outbuildings are separately fenced from the rest of the property. Additionally, there is a large pad below the home that can provide a site for a future barn or other large outbuilding.

Time for a little history. Down below the home, the original Dunlap Road meanders through a draw. Very little is left of that road but this was the place where they stopped for a rest and change of horses. That old stage stop still stands, albeit barely. If you're truly ambitious, maybe you will want to restore this unique piece of Fresno County history.

The property has a rugged natural beauty. This is land in its natural state and it absolutely teems with wildlife. There are some massive oaks and manzanitas, really impressive rock features, a few nice open areas, and a whole lot of brush. In main, it's pretty rugged terrain. This is land in its raw, primitive, wilderness state. It is unbelievably attractive and serene. This isn't the property for just anyone but, if you are looking for total seclusion and a wilderness setting, it's the find of a lifetime.

As you can tell, this is a pretty neat place. But it does have a few rough edges and a couple of negatives to consider. The property is about 3,270 feet in elevation and it will get some snow from time to time. That's when you'll probably need a 4 wheel drive to travel up that easement road. On the other hand, just imagine what your view will be like after it snows. The Miramonte location means it isn't a fast and easy commute to town. Of course, ultra-privacy is going to be something off the beaten path. The home itself is in very good condition but it does have a couple of issues. The home hasn't been lived in for some time and the exterior shows some woodpecker damage (actually, quite a bit). Heating for the home is provided by the fireplace and a high efficiency propane heater in the main home area and the wood stove provides heat for the master suite (I did say it was rustic). Also, cooling is provided by nature. The higher elevation combined with the large trees and afternoon breezes helps keep summer temps down and virtually every room has a ceiling fan, so it isn't a huge negative. However, if you less rugged pioneers just gotta have it, then adding in some additional cooling or heating won't be that big a deal. The new mini split HVAC systems provide an efficient and economical solution. The carpeting in the living areas is pretty tired and you may want to replace it. Finally, the easement road will require some annual maintenance, primarily in keeping it clear of growing limbs and bushes.

Well, there you have it, folks. A truly unique offering. Here is a real opportunity to own a piece of California history in a serene, wilderness setting. Showings are, of course, by appointment only.

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