SOLD There are many opportunities available to purchase land for your new home. Prices vary wildly and land quality is even more diverse. The question comes down to your purchase criteria and how important the quality of the land is to your buying decision. On a scale of 1 to 100, an average foothill property tips the scale somewhere around 40. That means there's nothing special about the land and nothing bad. But the terrain is usable, there is no hindrance to developing it for a home site, and it has good accessibility. Start adding in other criteria such as high usability, seclusion, natural serenity, great views, and just pure natural presence (feels good when you are on it), and the score goes up. This property tips the scale at well over 90.
The property was originally developed to provide a site for more than one family. The homes and improvements were destroyed by a fire and the property has been cleared of all of the fire damage. This offering is for 2 legal parcels with separate addresses totaling almost 10 acres and is being offered as an improved property complete with well, septic, building pads, electric and more. While it is two lots, it was originally developed as a single unified parcel. From the entry, there are two drives up to the developed pads that were located to maximize privacy and to enhance the views. There are two main pads, one on each parcel but the two pads are interconnected. The main pad is almost 1/2 acre in size, large enough for the largest of homes plus any accessory structures, landscape features, and garden areas you might want. The other pad is a more modest 8000 square feet but still plenty for a nice sized home. The design is very supportive of having more than one family home working together as one. There are two septic systems, one for each home site. In addition to these pads, there is a third large pad that has a 24x60 concrete slab. This was the site of a large workshop. One of the septic systems was designed to also provide for a bathroom in the shop. In addition to these improvements, there is also a small pond and an old orchard. The terrain of the land is excellent, sloping gently up from the road. The land is mostly open with a mix of oaks and there are nice pasture areas for animals.
As you can see, all of the elements to building a multiple family ranch property are already in place. What I haven't talked about is the pure natural beauty of this property. Each of the home sites have magnificent views. Western views over the San Joaquin Valley that provide some truly magnificent sunsets. And, the seclusion is amazing. This property truly has a natural serenity that is rarely found. Everything about it feels good and right. In today's world, that is something very rare.
How about the negatives? Every property has them, right? The well does have a pump, but its condition is unknown. It is likely that it will need to be replaced. The log shows it at 10gpm which is above average for the mountain. The orchard area is old and several trees have died, but it does provide a great area for whatever fruit and nut trees you might want.
This truly is a signature property, easily one of the very nicest on the mountain. It's not inexpensive, but the best never is. But you just can't put a price on real value. Here you have a blank canvas upon which you can create a dream and enjoy a rural lifestyle that provides an environment of privacy and serenity. The pictures are nice, but they don't even begin to do justice to just how special this property is. You have to walk it to experience its uniqueness. The mountain has a way of talking to you and you will feel it in the pit of your stomach when you are on the right property. Come take a look. Maybe the mountain is calling.
If 10 acres just doesn't quite do it for you, the adjacent 5 acres is also available. It has electricity and it has an awesome 100gpm well, one of the best wells on the mountain. It also has terrific terrain with an area suitable for the largest of arenas.