Solar Mansion on a Hill

For Sale by Owner Ted Denmark: Country Solar House on 6 Acres

Off-Grid “Green” Solar/ Photo-Voltaic 2950 sq. ft. Custom House ‘Golden Eagle Manzanita Oaks’ in Motherlode High Central Sierra Foothills (4,000 ft.) of Calaveras County, CA. with amazing long views on exquisite hilltop ridge in Stanislaus River Canyon Love Creek ‘banana belt’ between Murphys and Arnold

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Now listed on Zillow: For Sale in Calaveras County off State Highway 4 in the scenic “Angels Camp to Bear Valley” corridor: an off-grid solar-electric (photo-voltaic) 2-½ story house, with active/ passive-solar space heating using innovative ‘Seasonal Solarium’ heat collector with three wood stove backup, 2950 square feet, 3 or 4 bedroom, 15 room, upstairs/ downstairs near-duplex “country solar mansion on a hill” on 5.74 acres in Stanislaus River Canyon adjacent to Stanislaus National Forest near Avery, CA 95224. It is approximately three and a half miles from Highway 4 (last ½ mile private gravel) with new solar-tempered south addition, garden-level workshop (with power tools), newly-finished downstairs party/ event/ dance/ video/ surround-sound/ media studio room, 4th bedroom, kitchenette, completed (spring, 2023). Property is located on eastern side and near top of Dowd’s Hill (elevation: 4,000 ft.) with more than 180 degree panoramic views of Love Creek watershed, Big Trees State Park, Stanislaus River Canyon and long views of Dodge Ridge ski area about 30 miles to the east and Yosemite highlands to the south-east. New solar-powered 8 gal. per min. deep well on lower road averaging 1200 gallons per day during recent drought, land phone line, line of sight to new Verizon cell tower, installed Hughes Satellite Internet, full sine-wave 4kw electric power inverter (Trace SW4024), no-maintenance 36 unit cell-tower battery, legacy Wedgewood propane cook stove, hot water & full-sized electric refrigerator. Beautiful quiet private rustic lifestyle with orchard trees and gardens in park-like setting near Arnold, CA (15 minutes), just above historic Murphys, CA (“Queen of the Sierra”) and Kautz Ironstone Winery & Amphitheatre, with Sonora-Jamestown-Columbia, Angels Camp, Bear Valley Ski Resort, etc. within an hour’s drive. (‘22-23 annual prop. tax = ~$2500)

Golden Eagles are often-seen in skies around the house on this valuable property extending to top of hill—possibly the best in its rural subdivision—with RV parking flat on lower road with exciting long views of the High Sierra ridges, now having been remodeled and expanded by owner, a retired architectural and design engineer, on a flat excavated on this sloping hillside land (all-wheel drive country with winter snow), having large Manzanitas and three varieties of evergreen and deciduous oaks (Black, White and Valley). It’s off-grid banana-belt, river-canyon, Sierra living at its best—robust power with panel power-towers and full expansion roof-top panel space on the metal roof of the new large event room, all reliably automated without the winter power outages of grid-connected houses along nearby Love Creek Rd. Year-round living or an invaluable weekend retreat for anyone working in hectic urban California, particularly the San Francisco Bay Area hustle (three hour drive), or Central Valley heat (half that). Call for more details if self-financing and know off-grid solar perks. Custom operations and maintenance manual for water and power systems available. (Cons: Gov’t backed mortgage loan money not yet available for off-grid houses; house & property insurance coverage becoming more expensive; steep driveway; no garage; limited parking space next to house.)

Ph: 209-795-2160

Ted Denmark, POB 122, 4398 Harmony Ln., Avery, CA, 95224;

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