Contact Terrie Hunt at River Ridge Real Estate for a private showing at (916) 663-6300.

Village Homes

Orangevale property a winemaker’s delight

By From page B1 | July 26, 2017

This exquisite Orangevale home looks like it was picked up right out of the Napa Wine Country and is exactly what a boutique winemaker would want and need for their private label. Located amongst many equestrian and newly planted vineyard style homes, this stunning property includes approximately 400 vines of award-winning Cabernet Franc grapevines now producing more than 1,000 bottles a year. 

The current owners have embraced the winery hospitality with a custom-built, rock-and-old-brick-charm tasting barn made for entertaining, pressing and storage. There are two separate temperature-controlled rooms — the wine room that can house hundreds of bottles and the ever-popular barrel room — and the center of the space is open for gathering and tasting. The new owners of this property will have the opportunity of a lifetime with the equipment related to production and maintenance included in the purchase as well as one year of vineyard management training with the current owner.

The main house has a Mediterranean-style flair that offers more than 3,000 square feet of detailed, custom features. Sitting on 1.82 acres this lovely home was built and is currently owned by a forensic fire investigator. The relevance of fire safety within this home is beyond normal measure, including a full sprinkler system throughout the entire house and enhanced-design insulation in the attic and throughout the main home and garage that assists with temperature control.

When guests come to visit they will enter through the lush courtyard where every plant has been strategically placed for color and depth. The custom entry door, like the interior doors, is massive and custom built with hand forged hinges and handles. The great room is open and full of light with spectacular old brick pillars. A beautiful design, with an open concept shown in its truest, the delightful entertainer’s kitchen features custom Italian Porcelanosa walls, granite counters, tile, rock and woodwork with an isolated coffee bar and sink off to the side. The space also includes a breakfast nook, 10-foot by 10-foot gourmet pantry with the designer touch of a custom center island with drawers and butcher block top, a delightful matching chalkboard and plenty of racks and room to work.

The entire home is designed with modern living conveniences — a separate office with private entrance from the courtyard, three wonderfully oversized bedrooms with outside access, three beautifully designed bathrooms with top-of-the-line, custom features and artist touches. The hallways and doorways are wide enough to allow wheelchair access. The master retreat has access to the private Jacuzzi through lovely French doors with full windows on each side, making the room feel as though it flows into the inviting outdoors. Thoughtful touches in the master bath include a separate vanity table, walk-in Porcelanosa shower with artist mural as well as a his-and-hers wardrobe with laundry shoot access.

Outside, traditional California-style outdoor living is embraced with a super-sized, covered, stamped-concrete patio, outdoor kitchen, bar and refrigerator, a separate gazebo seating area and plans that are drawn and available to build a two-bedroom, one-bathroom casita. The backyard offers beautiful sunsets with pristine landscaping featuring honorary red roses for fallen firefighters, several fruit trees and a fully fenced half-acre ready for development. The garage is oversized for three cars and there is RV parking with electrical hookups.

Contact Terrie Hunt at River Ridge Real Estate for a private showing at (916) 663-6300.

Village Life Staff


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