A very rare opportunity to own 30 acres in the Sierra foothills, looking down on the historic town of Murphys and beyond for miles through valleys, vineyards and distant ridges. Move right into the guest cottage that sits atop the French countryside garage and settle into your new estate lifestyle. The foundation has been poured for a 3667 square foot luxury home including full building plans and the infrastructure with utilities, septic, well, water storage, and the set up for an extensive solar system with generator, boxes, conduits and prepared ridge for the panels. Wander the acreage with its many paths through groomed landscape balanced by natural wildlands. Grow your own vegetables in the garden area and eat home grown fruit from the orchard of many varieties from figs, apricots and plums to pears, pomegranates and cherries. Relax to the songbirds while sipping fine wine on your deck watching the spectacular sunsets, as the Sierra wildlife of deer, fox, turkey and rabbits share the landscape with you. And in the early morning, sip at a mug of coffee during morning sunrises, the perfect ambiance to start a Sierra day then shower outdoors in the slate and glass surround, nestled in the landscaping and open to the panoramic view. Your wide open studio cottage is just the right mix of sleek yet rustic architecture, with deep red oak floors, travertine tile, high vaulted ceilings and a Vermont Casting gas log stove (as well as central heat and air conditioning). Many yard to table gourmet meals have been created in the cozy kitchen that is flanked by a counter bar for those who only watch with wine glass in hand. Dine inside or out, the incredible view is shared by both. And of course for luxuriating, the inevitable roomy tub with grand view. All this is perched above an ample garage with half bath, laundry and even an office set up for the current owner of the manor. Travel the grounds in an ATV if you wish, visit the barn, the well house (an art piece in itself), there's even a whimsical outhouse out on one ridge with a view forever. If it is a family compound you have been desiring, there is more than enough room. Or some might divide and sell a part, there are two driveways already existing with enough separation for ultimate privacy. This is one of those properties you really must experience to grasp what is possible.
Listing courtesy of Cedar Creek Realty.