Nevada City, California — Green Home For Sale

Quiet Hidden Waterfront Retreat. 435+' frontage BIG DEER CREEK! Peaceful, ancient land developed eco-spiritually. Architectually Zen Rammed Earth Home plus Creekside Sleeping/Meditation Studio sit upon serene, healing land! Village 10 min walk!


Listing ID: 19439


  • Green Home
  • Rammed Earth
  • Small Home

Asking Price (USD) $998,000
Annual Property Tax $3,000
Annual Utility Cost $1,600
Home Area 720 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 1.3 acres
Year Built 1995

Property Description

This hidden, serene wonder is calling a loving land steward(s)to whom the baton will be passed. It has been protected, kept intentionally very private, in order to preserve what is here, to honor the indigenous people who lived in harmony all along Big Deer Creek, and to maintain a place of retreat.

All that is here offers sanctuary; a place of rest and renewal, inspiration and creativity.

The SOUTH-facing home opens up to the tranquil sights and sounds of the creekside environment. Though a petit maison in square footage, one feels a sense of spaciousness and openness. Inside and out, the home is a work of art, to be viewed as a fine painting. The vibrant hues of the old growth Douglas fir, the Japanese joinery, ambient lighting, placement of windows and striated rammed earth walls create a feeling of calm the moment one steps inside.

From one of the several beaches, alcoves or sandbar island, sightings of ducks (and their ducklings), red tail hawks, geese, and great blue herons are common. Swim in the cool pools, float from beach to beach, flyfish, pitch your tent, boulder hop, boulder lounge, and read or doze in the creekside hammock. In the winter, tuck in, build a fire, drink in the architectual beauty within and the pristine natural world beyond.

Whether Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the glass wall of doors flung open, the treehouse invites in each season, the outdoors flooding the interior. With the occasional light snow of this elevation,(approx. 2800 ft.), a blazing fire and open doors provide an incomparable winter experience. The rammed earth walls, 13 3/4' thick, provide summer cooling.

From this perch, the house, peruse the meandering, hand tooled trails and rock walls, the rustic landscape,the majestic oaks, cedars, aspen, bamboo stands, meadow, massive granite boulders, sandbar island, and creek. Lights out, towering trees and stars above, rest in the massaging waters of the oversized hot tub . From the romantic, cozy loft bedroom, more breathtaking views await.

The kitchen/dining area has been designed for ease of entertaining; Miele dishwasher capacity/dinner for 8, drawer sliders. Second refrigerator in cellar just below kitchen.

Unseen from the home, the glassed-in studio/guest unit, with private patio, sets well below the home, closer to the creek environs and adjacent to the massive granite table. A side gate and second stairway allow guests to enter and depart inconspicuously. This light filled studio is an artist/writer's dream space, as well.

The property is fenced and gated. Sprinkler system. The 4' by 40' storage unit provides convenient, easy access space. The home sits well off the road (a dead end road) at the end of a long driveway. There is ample parking inside and outside the gate.

While you will feel that you are many miles away from the noise of a town or a freeway, a walk to the center of Nevada City takes just 10 minutes, a drive to the major highway just 5 minutes.

The property has been very well maintained. Virtually zero pesticides used on the land. A California Natural Resource Conservation Award winner. A DVD is available for viewing the property in its entirety. It truly is a "once in a lifetime" property and difficult to leave once one is here. It is a magical place. One must not only see it, but feel what this exquisite land offers we humble humans. As you will soon discover, there are no other Deer Creek properties quite like this one.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Rammed earth walls
Tinted concrete flooring/Doug fir
Hydronic (radiant)heating
Contemporary Danish wood stove
Corrugated steel roofing


Neighborhood Description

The property is located at the end of what is considered the most desirable street in Nevada City, a rather sleepy, dead end road. In order to maintain the private retreat aspect of the property the address is not included here.


Market Area

Nevada City is most well known as an historical, restored Victorian Gold Rush town located in the Sierra foothills 60 min. from Sacramento. Historically, the Nisenan people inhabited this area long before the Gold Rush. Their descendants, some of whom remain here, further enrich the historical legacy of Nevada City. Culturally rich, live theater, fine restaurants, art galleries, musical venues, outdoor activities and festivals of all kinds abound here. Nev. City Farmer's Market occurs every


School District

Nevada City Schools


Community

Nevada City is a small, friendly community with a mixed population of families, retires, singles. Culturally and spiritually rich. Natural world for


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level


Location of Home or Land

Other


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area Yes
Air Pollution in Area Yes
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Rammed Earth
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No