$2,590,000 / 20 Acres / Price Reduced
Follow a country road, through three decorative coded gates, to this 7,556-square foot custom home surrounded by 3,000 acres of limited-use land where herds of elk, deer and other wildlife are often seen in the oak meadows or adjacent open spaces. This Tuscan-style estate enjoys end-of-road privacy, with no through traffic, and is still no more than twenty minutes away from ample medical facilities, award-winning wineries, national superstores, the Medford International Airport and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Panoramic views of mountains, meadows and the Rogue Valley situate this home in the perfect balance of privacy and accessibility.
The front entrance boasts a quiet grandeur that befits the breathtaking terrain. Rough-hewn stone columns flank the double doors, whose glass facade reflects visitors behind decorative iron-work. To the left, a garden waterfall draws the eye to the beautifully landscaped lawn and koi pond aside the house.
Enter to find the stone wall embracing the foyer and wrapping to the right into the Great Room that features a soaring 22' ceiling, fireplace and 78â€ high end parabolic smart Samsung 4K TV on DirecTV with home theater surround sound. Sliding glass doors draw the eye to the spectacular sunset view, and open to a terrace with a barbeque closet, ample space for deck chairs and an outdoor dining table, just steps away from the fire pit. Back Inside, the Brazilian Walnut IPE hardwood floor (with hydronic floor heating) extends from the Great Room to the gourmet Kitchen and open Dining Room. This airy expansive living space is both elegant and comfortable, perfect for family and formal entertaining, with plenty of nooks to enjoy private time.
The Kitchen is appointed with granite counter tops and custom cabinetry, which is found throughout the house, and equipped with a Thermador gas/electric double range, a sub-zero refrigerator, R/O pure water system, top-of-the line appliances and a walk-in pantry. Landry room is adjacent.
Through the dining area is a separate conversation room, the Sun Room, with a wood-burning fireplace and a disappearing wall convertible to glass, screen or completely open to its own deck.
Adjacent is the spacious master bedroom with inset wall and ceiling dÃ©cor, and lovely view of the mountains and side pasture. The impressive en suite bath features a shower with six shower heads, separate bathtub and toilet areas, R/O water at the sink, and generous walk-in closets for both partners.
Upstairs behind the kitchen is the theater/board room, with a 109â€ viewing screen and projector, six large elevated recliners plus additional seating, kitchen and bar, and a hidden A/V room to control DVD, DirecTV, VHS and other media formats. The room is also wired to control presentations from the bar. Wireless service is excellent and can support fast internet. Satellite hook-up is also available. There is an additional media room on the ground floor. This marvelous hide-away is complete with its own bathroom and ample space for a card or dining table. Two small balconies open up for taking in the view, or star gazing at intermission.
Just below is the Sports Room and three car Garage with two 26' bays and one 40' bay. The sports room stores large and small sporting and outdoor adventure gear, and boasts overhead storage, custom racks, A/C, 6' foot double door entry for large projects, and its own bathroom.
Back to the entryway, to the immediate right is an Office with two work stations, built-in file cabinets, a window to the kitchen, and an enviable view of the mountains and cliffs.
On the other side of the entry, nestle three bedrooms - a smaller single bedroom and two en suite. The first en suite almost rivals the master with a stunning panel of windows with pond and valley view, arched ceiling, full bath and walk-in closet. The second en suite features a nursery, full bath and walk-in closet. A half bath off the hall completes the area.
Open the rounded door across the entry and take the stairs down to a rustic Wine Cellar appointed with rock walls and floor, and ceiling beams reclaimed from Napa, California.. The room is underground and maintains a temperature of 70 degrees, plus or minus 10 year-round. Off the cellar is an Archive Room with racks, hangers and dedicated space for seasonal and holiday items, and access to an 8' crawl space.
Emerge from the cellar into the Recreation Room with gas fireplace and plenty of space for a pool table and other amusements. Adjacent is the Garden Room equipped with three floor drains, grow lighting, and hot/cold water for garden starts and early spring planting. This room also makes for a great exercise space and has a 6' double door that opens to the lower patio and hot tub.
On the far wall of the Game Room, double doors open to a complete Guest Suite. â€œThe Apartmentâ€ is well appointed with a comfortable living room, two bedrooms both with large walk-in closets, full bathroom with double sinks, laundry and a storage area. This charming living space opens to the lower patio and hot tub, and features a separate driveway, entry and security system â€“ a perfect mother-in-law or gracious space for long term guests.
A gem in the two acres of landscaping surrounding the home, is the large Koi pond (110' wide by 220' long and 15' deep), home to two to four hundred koi, and meticulously landscaped with lavender, rosemary, long grasses, evergreens, two rock bridges, and a path all the way around. The pond stays full all year as gutters on the house and driveway are plumbed in. There is a pump for each of the two waterfalls and a third that automatically regulates to 50psi and can be used to water the yard before and after the irrigation season. The pond has eight spouts that spray daily, and an attractive stone pump house with filter system and controls.
The whole house is on a soft water system. The 24 gpm+ well with low solids good water is 445' deep with a new pump installed in 2014. It gets good marks with the static level at 80 feet. The well serves two homesites, each with 4000 gallons of storage.
The 45' by 60' barn is fully insulated with 2x6 walls, so the temperature remains about 20 degrees cooler than the summer highs â€“ an excellent work space with a two workshop areas, full time compressed air, hot/cold water, gas heat and a certified wood stove. The clean workshop has a bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and coffee station. Two exterior walls are framed for conversion to horse stalls. The front has four large airport hanger doors with motors and controls, and is adorned on the exterior with images of elk. The upstairs, at 1200 square feet, has a tiled deck with a beautiful view of the valley, a large cork-floor studio space â€“ perfect for yoga or Pilates - full bath with tile shower, kitchen area with refrigerator, and a private room equipped with fixtures for a bedroom, and washer and dryer outlets.
The 30' x 1000' storage barn has three sides and is equipped with fresh water and lights, and home to a resident screech owl. It is constructed with galvanized steel framing and can be easily enclosed if desired. Adjacent is an 8' by 40' metal storage container with doors on both ends, electric lighting and shelving inside.
Ten acres of beautiful fields are irrigated by underground sprinklers with approximately fifty plus valves, all programmed for constant pressure and running on automated timers. A 6 acre pasture is enclosed by 6.5' steel fencing and gates appropriate for a horse pasture. The 2 acre Oak meadow is also irrigated and can be mowed like a lawn. There are three RV pads â€“ overlooking the pond, behind the garage, and at the barn - all with fresh water, 50 amp service and RV dumps. Near the front gate is an attractively disguised service station with diesel fuel.
The view is breathtaking in all directions.
Dear Robert, I think you are one of the nicest people on the planet, and for sure the best realtor. Thank you for all your hard work, great advice, patience, and for sticking in there with me. You really went "above and beyond". The world is a better place with people like you in it and I feel really lucky to have crossed paths with you"
~ Jane Fisher
"We appreciated Tim's hard work. We had 2 different real estate companies prior to meeting you, over the time of a couple years they each brought us 1 prospective buyer. You in turn brought us numerous prospective buyers along with several offers, with a final close in under 2 years. We feel that you had a knowledge of where and how to market our business so it was marketed in the right places and to the right people. As you well know when the sale was finalized it was at our asking price with little or no haggling.
We appreciate the fact that you were available 7 days a week, and willing to show the business even on a Sunday with very little notice. Tim Thank you once again.
~ Pat and Jody Schatz
"We were referred to Jason a few years ago. We were looking for our dream rural property, however, competition was high and inventory was low. Jason found us a great starter home until the right property came along. He continued to keep looking for us; one day we received a phone call that he “thinks he found the one.” We drove out to that day, and we immediately knew Jason was right ~ This was the dream property we had been waiting for! Jason stayed on top of every detail, and we can't thank him enough for listening to all of our needs and wants and finding the perfect property for our family. His attention to detail, care for his customers, integrity, understanding of the market, and work ethic shined every step of the way!"
~ Ashley Lacer, MAI
Certified General Appraiser