A RARE FIND! Enjoy unsurpassed 210° unobstructed views of the American River, Sierra Nevada, Lake Clementine, Clarkes Hole and the 730 ft high Foresthill Bridge. Arguably the best view in Auburn!
This very private property is located just minutes from Interstate 80 and historic Auburn in the heart of California's Gold Rush country.... above the fog and below the snow – usually! Oak and conifer forests surround the house to the south and the west and the balance is an awe inspiring view over 43,000 acres of the Auburn State Recreation Area situated on BLM land and managed by California State Parks.
And, Yes, there’s river access from the property via the "Misty River Trail". You'll enjoy a 45 ft waterfall along the way! This private 10 acres has approximately 3 fenced & usable acres with multiple gates to the rest of the property.
The charming home was originally built in 1951 and has been lovingly cared for and updated in different ways throughout the years. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with approximately 1900 sq.ft,
The main floor features most of the living area and the downstairs is the perfect family room, guest room or spacious master suite with a bathroom and potential for a kitchen area. It has a fireplace and the benefit of an amazing walk-in closet along with a large storage area that is not included in the square footage number. And not to be missed is the sunroom addition that is sure to be a favorite spot along with the patio with a view!
The main floor includes a fireplace insert in the living room that augments the central heat and a slider to the deck and forever views. The charming kitchen features a Wedgewood four burner stove (optional) white tile counters and a copper garden window above the sink...a sink with a VIEW! Bead board accents in the kitchen and throughout the house are also a part of the big laundry/ mud room that is conveniently located at the end of the kitchen with a door to the yard.
The grounds around the home are absolutely charming! There are flowering perennials, colorful deciduous trees, and a handy veggie garden for easy access from the house. You'll enjoy several dozen roses with flora bunda, climbing, rock and bush varieties. The fenced orchard area includes raised beds for more veggies and apples, peaches, pears, figs, pomegranates, grape vines with three table varieties and thornless blackberry bushes. The land boasts a variety of native flora with over five species of oak, as well as elms, coastal redwood, incense cedar, douglas fir, white pine, dogwoods and a huge specimen maple. In the shade garden off the back of the house is an outdoor shower and sink complete with hot water.... and an ever useful drinking fountain!
There is irrigation water from a natural spring that flows into a holding tank at 2 1/2 gallons per minute. It is perfect for all your outdoor uses. There are 2 separate Irritrol automatic sprinkler systems with a total of 18 stations. There are also over a dozen hose bibs throughout the 3 acre fenced area. There is a good domestic well that serves the home with a Kinetico soft water system. The year-round stream offers the potential for a pond on the property.
Sitting on this edge of the canyon with a birds eye view for miles you will experience sightings of wildlife such as bluebirds, hawks, vultures, deer, fox, and raccoon, as well as occasional bobcat, bear, mountain lion, coyote and eagles. You will need to take on the task of feeding the charm of hummingbirds that have come to know the front deck feeders as one of their favorite spots. They have been seen in numbers greater than the seller has ever witnessed before.
A few other features: Separate small cabin with electricity may be the perfect exercise room, writers workshop or...? A separate workshop/storage area with lighting, multiple electrical outlets and an exhaust fan. A garden/woodshed conveniently located close to the front of the house. A large chicken house with attached enclosures plus a tool shed. Plenty of parking with ample space for RVs or other vehicles. Spa/gazebo location adjacent to kitchen garden rock lined beds with electricity ready for you.