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 ancientdriveway 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.
logging road

The foliage and vegetation on the 20 acres varies by elevation, soil and 
water conditions.  wildflowerTrees 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.  wildflowerswildflowerswildflowersThere 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 mushroomsWild 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.

meadow terracemeadow terraceNature 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:

     further information house  MAIN HOUSE      

     further information studio/workshop  STUDIO/WORKSHOP

     further information outbuildings  OUTBUILDINGS

     further information infrastructure  TECHNICAL DETAILS

     house and floor plans  HOUSE & FLOOR PLANS

     introduction  INTRODUCTION

     why this property  WHY THIS PROPERTY?

     details at a glance  DETAILS AT A GLANCE

     further information lot details  LOT/LAND DETAILS

     further information custom design  CUSTOM DESIGNED AND BUILT

     further information garden/orchard  GARDEN/ORCHARD

     further information neighborhood  NEIGHBORHOOD

     other information available  MORE INFORMATION

     index page  INDEX

All the photos shown were taken on our estate.  Beach photos are from Island Cove where we have deeded access.

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