This gardening and farming haven, nestled in Happy Valley, features a unique and charming upgraded 2 BR/2 BA, 2089 SF home surrounded by five usable sunny acres of land. Organically and lovingly maintained, the grounds offer a multitude of options for fruits, vegetables, grapes, flowers, animals and more.
The stained-glass front door is nestled in an octagonal entryway with a tiled floor and warm red wood wainscoting panels. The carpeted living room continues the themes of angles and light, with angled walls each with its own large paned window leading up to a unique paneled ceiling with exposed beams and skylights. A floor-to-ceiling stone hearth and chimney are on one wall, surrounding a wood-burning stove and contrasting built-in red wood shelves and cupboards. A formal dining room with 1934 original pine floors has its own angled ceiling and skylight, with a wood-burning fireplace and wood details echoing the living room. French doors open to a carpeted office with built-in shelves and views through bay windows.
A second dining room/family room with its own slate fireplace adjoins the spectacular modern kitchen that looks out to a peaceful hillside and flowering gardens through windows and French doors to a wrap-around deck and fire-pit. Marble tile floors, two islands (one moveable and one fixed), a chef-grade six-burner Thermador range and hood, wine refrigerator, triple sink, double oven, and custom counters with detailed inlay are just some of the features. Light streams in through custom angled windows that rise to the roofline. Another set of French doors open to a spacious deck, shielded by mature trees.
The carpeted master suite includes bay windows, the paneled and angled ceiling detail, a wood-burning fireplace with a brick hearth, and a spacious master bath with tiled counters and floors, white cabinetry and wainscoting, and wrought iron detail for a clean but traditional look. A second carpeted bedroom repeats the paneling and bay window themes of the master suite, and has plenty of room for a seating area. A second bathroom has an enclosed walk-in shower.
The large property includes a trellised pavilion with a flagstone floor, perfect for entertaining and lots of sunny land for gardening. Back in the 1950’s this was a dairy farm, with an existing 6,400-square foot barn, which includes 4 stalls for horses; and an additional 3,200-square foot dairy barn, an enclosed henhouse and roaming area large enough for dozens of chickens, and a two-car garage with enough extra space for a riding mower, storage, and laundry.
This unique property combines a spacious, modernized, and warmly welcoming country home with a peaceful, natural setting. The gardens and fruit trees have been maintained organically. The barn structures, pavilion, decks, gardens, and trees offer privacy and views, as well as unlimited opportunities to enjoy the sunny setting with family and friends whether it’s a small group or a large gathering. All this and just a short commute over 17 to Silicon Valley & 10 minutes to the beach & downtown Santa Cruz.