LAND AND LOT DETAILS
Coastal Estate Property
The elevation at our home is approximately 400 feet above sea level with varied topography vegetation.
Being less than a mile from the ocean, there are blue water
views, occasionally of ships sailing up and down the coast or of migrating
whales. The elevation also provides sunshine and warmth but not
extreme heat as our home is above the fog, wind and glare of the ocean
yet below the heat of the ridge environment.
Two ancient marine terraces
make up the 20 acres of the estate. On the upper
terrace, the private, level driveway was once an old logging road.
Set off an improved Mendocino County road, it meanders for about
800 feet through huckleberry bushes and native rhododendron, opening to
a circular turn-around designed to easily accommodate the needs of guests or large service and delivery vehicles. After driving in,
the only house seen is ours, as the size and shape of the estate affords us total privacy from both neighbors and the street.
The house is set to look down into the forest of the marine terrace below and across the ocean to the horizon.
An additional private, old logging
road, easily accesses the lower marine terrace and its open meadow.
The foliage and vegetation on the 20 acres varies by elevation, soil and water conditions.
Trees include several species of Manzanita, Madrone, Oak,
Chinquapin, Coffeeberry, Bishop Pine, Fir and Redwood. Understory
shrubs include Huckleberry, California Rhododendron, Wax Myrtle and
Labrador Tea. There are many dozen different forest floor
plants. Each has its own physical niche and its own season to
flower. Some of the most obvious are Bear Grass, Douglas Iris,
Indian Warrior, Blue-Eyed Grass and the Evergreen Violet. Two
different wild lilies grace various areas in the Summer. In
the Spring, Douglas Iris and Common Camas fill acres in the meadow.
Wild mushrooms grow well
in the moister forested areas. Edible mushrooms are harvested
each Fall in large numbers. Acres of wild huckleberries
are available for harvest in the Summer.
Because of the
proximity of the ocean, the weather is mild all year. This
contributes to an ideal climate for growing a variety of flowers and
vegetables. Additionally, because of the geography of the coastline in the area
and the off-shore water currents, our property is in what is
locally called the Banana Belt.
This is an area of about a handful of miles where the cold, ocean
fog mostly stays off shore and the land enjoys
sunshine. Winter storms bring rain veils extending from storm clouds to the ocean that you can actually watch as they move down the coast.
Nature abounds. With a small amount of the 20 acres
improved, the property can either remain preserved for wildlife or
further developed to match the imagination. There are no
neighborhood association or CC&R restrictions. Large, flat
areas are available as well as gentle sloping areas. Privacy is
assured as there are no nearby public trails.
Further Information and Photos:
HOUSE & FLOOR PLANS
WHY THIS PROPERTY?
DETAILS AT A GLANCE
CUSTOM DESIGNED AND BUILT
All the photos shown were taken on our estate. Beach photos are from Island Cove where we have deeded access.
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