Live in country, yet minutes away from city. Don't miss this spectacular one-of-a-kind 3600+SF Queen Anne Victorian home sitting on 117 acres of nature, creek, trails and absolute serenity; This house features nothing but the best with exceptional upgrades, gorgeous millwork throughout, expansive decks with view of the hills, fully landscaped fenced yard with pool and spa, 1,250sf heated outbuilding/shop/RV parking, 7+ car garage, and much more Located only about 2.5 miles from 580 and 10 minute from Castro Valley BART station, making it a perfect commute location to SF/Oakland.
The beautiful Palomares creek runs through the property year-round (except in drought years) and is situated across the main house. The creek is shaded by mature Willows and Alder trees. A wooden bridge strengthened with steel beams allows vehicle access across the creek.
The largest portion of the property is a forest of Oak, Laurel, and Madrone trees rising to an elevation of 1200 feet at the top of the Hayward Hills with unobstructed view of the San Francisco. The property consists of two parcels for total of approx. 117 acres of land.
A dirt road provides hiking, horseback riding and driving access to the top of the property. From there, access to the future Bay Area Ridge Trail and East Bay Regional parkland will be easy. The forest is like a private botanical preserve with a great number of interesting native plants to discover. The property is zoned for agriculture and can support horses and other farm animals.
The house exterior style is traditional Queen Anne Victorian with intricate and colorful gingerbread trim, mostly of clear-heart redwood. The front of the house has a shady Victorian-style porch which provides perfect outdoor seating areas. In the back of the house there is a windowed and screened porch that becomes part of the main house when two pairs of French doors are left opened. The house boasts 3 bedrooms, office and a large bonus/rec room, 2.5 baths with over 3,600 square foot of great living space.
The large backyard is fully fenced to keep out deer, and completely landscaped including mature fruit trees such as apricot, kiwi, pomegranate, peach, plum, apples, a vegetable garden, a fenced dog run, and a patio and pathways built with stone pavers. The backyard is raised well above the creek and protected by curved, flowing concrete retaining walls.
The backyard contains a spacious 20 x 40 rectangular swimming pool and spa with an expansive tiled deck. The pool features an electrically-operated pool cover with tracks hidden underneath the coping stones, a salt chlorination system, and an in-floor cleaning system.
Wired speakers pairs are positioned near the backyard patio, and in the ceilings of the front porch and screened porch.
A separate shop building with matching Victorian style offers 1,250 square feet for use as a workshop and vehicle storage. The shop has 3 garage doors, including a large RV-sized door. The shop building comes with a propane heater and is well lighted by banks of fluorescent ceiling fixtures.
A large attic, accessed via a pull-down staircase, offers a great amount of extra storage space. The attic has temperature-sensitive exhaust fans. The houses crawlspace for the most part has comfortable clearance, cement floors, floor drains and lighting to make it easier to work under the house.
Further amenities are:
Generator: Diesel backup generator with automatic start / stop/ transfer switch
Water system: Two water wells and two 5,000-gallon water tanks, one for domestic use and the second for irrigation use. The pumps are fully protected with float switches in the tanks.
Alarm: windows, doors, motion sensors and smoke detectors are all wired to a central location, but not presently in use
Plumbed for central vacuum system, but not installed.
Plumbed for water softener, but not installed.
Electrically operated front gate with remote control.
John Deer 955 Tractor with loader and box scraper included.
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- 3 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 8 Garages
- 3,628 sq. ft.
- Castro Valley
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