Ultra-Private Custom Ranch Residence on 50 Secuded Acres
Type: Ranch/Farm (over 10 acres)
City: Squaw Valley
Well: Yes (45)
Sqr Feet: 3727
45483 Sand Creek Rd
Squaw Valley, CA 93675
Grade School: Dunlap
Junior High: Dunlap
High School: Reedley
This is the premier ranch estate property in all of Squaw Valley - 50 totally secluded acres in a park-like setting highlighted by an amazing 1996 plantation style designer custom home of 3,727sqft nestled in the center of the property overlooking a beautiful private pond. This unique property blends natural beauty with gracious living in a setting of absolute privacy. Located only 35 miles east of Fresno, this impressive ranch estate is within easy driving distance of the Bay Area or Southern California. Here is the ideal 2nd home retreat for that hyperactive executive needing a totally private refuge from the demands of work or a totally amazing place to create the next chapter in your life. Let's take a look at the possibilities. Note - The pictures are all recent and the order is a bit disjointed. But, no worries, there isn't a bad picture in the entire batch and the property is even nicer than the pictures show.
Squaw Valley is a quiet rural foothill area located at the doorstep of the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks and offers a very Mediterranean climate with an annual rainfall of 30 inches. Still virtually a secret, Squaw Valley is also home to the nation's newest federally approved wine region, the Squaw Valley-Miramonte AVA (American Viticulture Area). Think about it, a truly special property with all of the amenities one would expect to find in an estate of this caliber plus the opportunity to create your own private wine label. The fact is, you won't find an equivalent or even close to equivalent value anywhere in California.
It's a real tossup as to which is the more impressive, the land or the home. Let's start with the land. It all starts with the natural seclusion and privacy. All of the improvements are completely screened from view by a forest of mature live oaks and white oaks. Other than the paved and security gated driveway, you really have no inkling of what lies beyond. This property is your own private park. The entire 50 acres is fully fenced and cross-fenced. It has an amazing blend of terrain features, gentle slopes and open areas around the residence, serene and shady live oak parks, open meadow areas, denser forested areas that support a diverse variety of wildlife, quiet seasonal streams, even a mountain from which you can survey the entire property. And, of course, there is the private pond. The pond is fed by runoff from winter rains down a seasonal creek and supplemented by a year round solar pump system. There is an interconnected network of roads and paths throughout the property providing access to all areas. In all, there more than 3 miles available for horseback riding, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, or do it the old fashioned way and do it on foot. The main well is an exceptional 45 gpm and it pumps to a 10,000 gallon high pressure gravity flow water storage system that supplies the home, property, and an emergency fire hydrant. This well also has a separate solar pump that provides year round water to the pond. There is a second well that has been drilled but never put into service.
As appealing as the property is, the residence certainly doesn't play second fiddle. Here is a home with all of the elegance and amenities you would expect to find in a 3br3.5ba plantation style country manor. For starters, there is the 2,100sqft of covered redwood planked verandas that wrap around the three sides of the home facing the pond and the huge outdoor entertainment patio. A designer entry door opens to a sitting parlor with a cozy fireplace and to the large sunken living room with a corner river rock fireplace, full wall movie theater, and French doors to a large covered patio and free form pool with a neat glass block outdoor shower. The living room steps up to a huge country style gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is a chef's delight, highlighted by an island food prep and cooking center with a Thermador cooktop, food prep sink, cutting board, and solid oak floors. You'll love the wood paneled Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, built-in microwave and convection ovens, and a wealth of custom oak cabinetry. In true country kitchen style, it has a large informal dining area that opens directly out to a sitting veranda and BBQ area that has a custom sit down table with built in cooktop. It also has access to the step down mud room with a half bath and then to the massive 1,500sqft 3 car finished garage. Opposite the kitchen is a large formal dining room and a terrific custom pantry with Carrara marble flooring. The dining room also accesses the sitting veranda. The living quarters are spacious and elegant. In addition to the sitting parlor, there is an oak crown molded computer/study room, a wood paneled guest bath, and two large bedrooms with window seats, walk-in closets, and an interconnected Jack and Jill bath with spa tub and separate glass shower. There is a central vacuum system and a full wall hardwood cabinet linen center adjacent to a large utility/work room. The master suite is stunning with a large open bedroom and corner fireplace and French doors to the pool area plus a luxurious master bath with a step up spa tub, huge glass shower, and an oversize walk-in wardrobe. The master suite finishes up with a private office/library that opens to the veranda. In addition to the security gate, there is a complete security camera and alarm system covering the home and surrounding area as well as the entry and drive to the home.
Now for the finishing touches. How about a 2,700sqft slate patio with a 300sqft wood entertainment pergola with fans and a custom outdoor kitchen with both a charcoal grill and propane grill (directly connected to central propane), wash sink, refrigerator, storage cabinet, and more. All overlooking the pond and mountains beyond. Now there's a place for a party! If you are into horses, you'll love the great 4 stall horse barn. Then there is a great family orchard with lemon, lime, pomegranate, limequat, cherry, apple, peach, nectarine, pear, plum, and walnut trees. And you will love the adjacent raised box container garden, with arches for climbing plants, to raise all of your vegetables. And, for the climbers in the crowd, try out the climbing wall. There's even a small zip line for the kids. Of course, the landscape has been designed to complement the overall natural feel of this country manor with many perennial flower gardens and decorator pieces. In the evening, there are over 100 ground lights to showcase the parklike setting around the home.
As large as this home is, it could be much larger. It has an entire unfinished 2nd story attic of well over 2,000sqft with cathedral ceilings and 4 dormer windows. Just imagine the uses... maybe 4 more bedrooms, baths, and a gathering room. This could be the ultimate B&B. Plus there is another large space over the garage that could serve as guest or caretaker quarters.
Obviously, this property isn't for everybody but, now that you know more about it, you can appreciate how well it stacks up to any even remotely similar property anywhere in California. The possibilities really are endless. In the past, the property has been made available to tourists who are visiting the area's two national parks with both rough camping sites and fully complete tent sites. The campers get to experience a truly rural site with walking trails throughout and the potential opportunity to see a host of wildlife including wild turkeys, fox, raccoon, deer, quail, and many types of raptors. The property has also been used in the past for weddings, wine tasting events, and private parties, as well as a vacation rental through VRBO and Airbnb. Included in the sale is a self contained stainless steel bathroom trailer with 6 women's toilets and 4 more for the men.
You may have not have heard about Squaw Valley before, but maybe it's time to find out. The secret of California's newest wine grape region won't be a secret for long. You are only 40 minutes to the Fresno Airport via Hwy 180. We would love to show you this truly unique ranch estate. You will not believe the privacy and natural serenity of its park-like setting. This property has been designed to be a refuge from all of the turmoil of a hectic urban lifestyle. This is a completely private retreat where you can decompress in an environment of absolute serenity.
This is an all inclusive sale. All of the furniture, furnishings, and other personal property(including the new RTV and and bathroom trailer) is included. The seller is willing to consider carrying paper for a qualified buyer with a minimum down payment of $500,000. But, THE PRICE IS THE PRICE!! The seller knows the value of what he has and he is not willing to compromise. Showings are by appointment only and listing agent must be present. Evidence of capacity to purchase will be required prior to all showings. We recommend that you wear suitable clothing and boots to tour the property.
- * 50 gorgeous park-like and totally private acres w/ electric entry gate
- * Elegant plantation style 3,727sqft custom ranch home
- w/additional 2,000sqft of unfinished space
- * Stocked pond w/ solar pump system
- * 4 stall barn
- * Huge outdoor kitchen w/ 2 BBQ's, covered pergola, and 2,700sqft slate patio
- * Beautiful free-form pool w/ outdoor glass block shower
- * 45gpm well w/ 10,000 gallon gravity water storage system
- * Climbing wall
- * Custom bathroom trailer
- * New 4 wheel drive RTV
- * All furniture, furnishings, and personal property included
- * Located in the Squaw Valley-Miramonte AVA - The country's newest wine grape growing region
- * Fully fenced and cross-fenced with roads throughout for full access
- * Family orchard and raised bed garden area
- * Over 3 miles of private riding and walking paths
- * 10,000 gallon gravity fed water storage system with hydrants
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