Fort Bragg, CA 95437
4 beds 5 baths 5,000 sqft – #27500
INCREDIBLE INGLENOOK ESTATE
First time on market!
This spectacular 27.9-acre family compound has it all… An amazing 5000 sq. ft. home w/ pool & hot-tub, pool house, sauna, tennis court, workshop, art studio, guest house, high-speed cable internet, a back-up generator for PG&E outages & more!
A seasonal creek at the gated entry precedes mature redwoods & open meadows. An enchanted forest provides seclusion & privacy. No other homes are in sight from the upper acres where the hilltop main home & outbuildings are located.
When the home was built in 1987, redwood was in its heyday, and master craftsmen used massive redwood posts (12x12s, 8x8s) and trim work in its construction. Stone walls clad much of the home, both inside and out, with fir beams inside and cedar siding on the ouThe property is located within the sunniest stretch of coastline for miles because of the thermal inversion of the nearby beach dunes, which pushes away the fog & low clouds.
The main house sits on a foundation built to easily withstand an 8.0 earthquake and was designed by the late Wayne Buss, a San Diego architect. Its exterior style could be described as lodge-like with a hint of European traditional flair. It is powered with solar electricity and is also connected to a 25,000-watt generator housed in an outbuilding for backup in the case of a PG&E power outage. One mechanical room downstairs houses the water filtration system, boiler and heater. The other mechanical room holds the PBX phone system and a master alarm system. A cell tower is located in the upstairs belvedere office.
This estate features a first-class tennis court, swimming pool with jacuzzi suitable for 8 people, and pool house with loft, kitchen, sauna, full bathroom, and changing room. There are 3 garages, one of which is 2 stories with upper level studio, bathroom, workshop, and 4 stalls. The upstairs studio could be made into a living quarters for a housekeeper. The second, newest garage is used for housing maintenance equipment such as mowers, dirt bikes, log splitter, rototiller, tractor, etc. It has 4 parking stalls, 2 of which are oversized in height for large tractors. The third garage was added at the entrance to the property, across from the cottage.
The gardens are all under automatic watering systems. There are three wells on the property, 2 of which supply filtered drinking water to the main house, pool, and cottage, while the third supplies water to the lower garden. Solar panels for the whole complex are located atop the maintenance garage, with panels for the pool on pool house roof. The forest behind the house extends to the property line on the east side, beyond which is undeveloped timberland.
The tennis court had 2 ½ years of true compaction over winter seasons in its initial base construction and has been well-maintained to preserve its top quality. Local tennis players call it “the best court on the entire Mendocino Coast!” It is surrounded by a black vinyl fence and is well protected from the wind by surrounding redwoods.Parking is available adjacent to the court.
The cottage at the bottom of the property is adjacent to Highway 1 on Rosa Lane. It is currently leased to tenants and can be used as a “gate house” by caretakers for the overall property. It sits on the north side of the road, while the 2 garages on the south side are used by the owner. Both sides of the lane are within the property’s boundaries. There is an electric gate that serves as a secure entry to the main house. The road is paved from the highway to the main house; there is a roundabout for parking at the tennis court, then a slight uphill rise to the main house.
The living room, bar and media room have a lodge feel with high ceilings, large rafters and rock walls.The master bedroom/sitting room is extra-large (approximately 25X40), with a multi-beamed 17-foot-high ceiling. The master bath has his and her closets, separate toilet rooms, and a jetted platform tub,double sinks, and large shower in the main area.