SOLD...Prime Dunlap location!! We don't get many properties in Dunlap. They rarely come on the market. This 30 acre ranch has a prime location with frontage on two major county roads. This property has fast access to Hwy 180 for an easy commute to the valley. It has a central Dunlap location that is in easy walking distance to the school and Post Office, yet offers an extremely secluded setting that provides terrific privacy in a serene rural environment.
This ranch is the very center of Dunlap with frontage on both Dunlap and Ruth Hill Roads. It has a 2008 custom 3 bedroom 2 bath modern ranch home set well off of the road near the center of the property on an elevated site that has a terrific western view. The home has an open floor plan with an isolated master. The large kitchen opens directly to the great room with vaulted ceilings. All of the living areas have wood plank tile floors for a rustic natural look that works great in a rural environment. The open U shaped kitchen is fully appointed and has loads of natural wood cabinets with granite counters and an island breakfast bar. The two off bedrooms are nicely sized with vaulted ceilings. The guest bath has a combo tub/shower with a granite lav sink. Adjacent to the guest bath is the centrally located laundry area. The separate master features vaulted ceilings and has a huge walk-in closet with granite lav sink, separate toilet enclosure, and a gorgeous walk-in shower with seat. A slider off of the kitchen opens to a covered rear patio. The front yard is all fenced with a nice play area for the kids and pets.
The main entry to the property is off of Ruth Hill with a newly graveled drive leading up to the home that is sited on an elevated pad. The drive circles completely around the home and the has a large parking area in back plus room for a nice gazebo and above ground pool. The home overlooks a large arena sized pad with a 2,600 square foot six stall livestock barn with tack room at one end. This pad measures 110 feet wide by 290 feet long providing plenty of room for a professional sized arena. This area also has water plus a 2,500 gallon water storage tank. One of the original homesteads on this property is on the portion with the Dunlap Road frontage. The home has long since burned down but this site has the original 26x18 barn, a pad for a home with water, septic, and electric site with pole and transformer plus a nice pasture area for animals. There are additional pens and enclosures for poultry and other animals. The balance of the property is fenced for animals. There is a neat seasonal creek that separates the Dunlap road portion from the Ruth Hill portion. Even in this drought year, the creek has water in it and even an area of Indian grind holes showing that this was once a village site in times long since past.
This is an amazingly diverse property. It has excellent gentle terrain with a great mixture of mature oaks, manzanita, buckeye, red bud, sycamore, cottonwood, and willow trees. And it has some truly unique natural rock formations. All of the property is easily accessible by all terrain vehicles and driving through the property affords some truly amazing views. The property is zoned agricultural which allows for all types of animals and crops and can also allow for a second residence site with a special permit. Besides the Dunlap Road site, there is also an outstanding site that lies above and well behind the existing home that would provide an amazing site for an estate sized home. This elevated and nearly level area is over two acres providing even more seclusion and offers terrific views.
As always, I tell you about any negatives. This property has very few. The principal issue is the property's present appearance. The existing owner is both a rancher and a local general engineering contractor. And he is a working contractor and rancher. As such, he has a great deal of contracting equipment and supplies located on the property. All of this will be removed prior to close of escrow. The challenge is to visualize the land with all of the equipment and personal property removed. The aerial photo was taken before all of the equipment and personal property was there and will give you a great sense of what it will look like. Also, the ranch backs up to the Dunlap School on the east. It really isn't much of a negative and sure makes for an easy walk to school for the kids. Here again, the aerial will give you a great perspective.
The pictures were taken on a dreary day when we had a lot of smoke from the northern fires. The views are much better than the pictures show.
That's about it. This truly is an awesome property with amazing natural character. It's no wonder that this is where the original families settled Dunlap and the Indians before that! This property provides a great unfinished canvas for you to create your own finished masterpiece of a place to call home. All of the main pieces are already in place with a neat modern ranch home, a secluded and private setting, lots of room to roam, and an amazing, versatile, and picturesque property that is truly unique. Keep in mind that all of the pictures were taken in summer. Here you get four real seasons. Once the winter rains have started, this property takes on a magical appearance with a rich and vibrant green that lasts until summer. Showing is by appointment only to buyers that have demonstrated their capacity to purchase.
- * Modern 2008 3br2ba custom ranch home
- * 30 usable and scenic areas in a secluded setting
- * Neat tree lined seasonal creek with Indian grind holes
- * Original homestead site on Dunlap Road with barn, water, septic, and accessible power
- * Large professional arena sized pad with 6 stall livestock barn and tack room
- * Fully fenced with gentle terrain and great variety of mature trees throughout
- * Easy commute to the valley
Take Dunlap Road east from Hwy 180 3 miles to Ruth Hill Road