Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Green and gorgeous.

I am completely drooling over this house for sale in Nevada City, California. Though, as my mother would say "it ain't much if you say it fast", I can't believe the asking price of this place is only $995, 000. It does seem extremely reasonable for:

"Waterside paradise. Enter this estate through the simple contemplative Japanese garden---into the home and the natural beauty beyond. Magestic oaks, pines, cedars and bamboo. Massive granite boulders and hand built trails culminate in one of the most breath- taking runs on a year-round Yuba River tributary. Pools, rapids, beaches and sand bar wrap this natural wonder. A world away from city life yet less than .5 miles from picturesque, quaint Nevada City...restaurants, theaters and shops. *437 feet of waterfront *1.31 acres with southeastern exposure *Handcrafted rammed-earth gem with Japanese joinery/old growth Douglas fir timbers *Separate waterside studio with English garden *Oversized hot tub sheltered by towering trees *Massive granite boulders with grinding holes of an ancient Maidu communal site provide large tables overlooking the water Current owner has carefully guarded the privacy and seclusion of this property. The landscape has been developed with respect and careful consideration for the natural beauty and historical signficance of this site. Meditation trails and stone retaining walls have been built by hand using local stone. Many mature trees and an abundance of native plants enhance the native landscape. No pesticides or herbicides have been used in the maintenance of this property."

And, as if that wasn't enough: "Rammed-earth construction, hydronic radient heated floors, on-demand hot water, low emission Danish wood burning fireplace, corrugated steel roof, southeasten exposure, prepped for solar panels, e-windows on the southeast side. 4x40 storage unit, separate laundry room and cellar."

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy a bunch of lottery tickets.