For Sale $1,688,000
Offered for Sale by Bobbi Decker, Today Sotheby’s International Realty
Magical 5 acre mountain retreat with lush forest and private lake is nestled in the idyllic town of Twain Harte, California, one hour from Yosemite National Park.
This magical ~ 5 acre mountain retreat with lush forest and private lake is nestled in the idyllic town of Twain Harte, California, one hour from Yosemite National Park. The owners of this blessed property have been writing, hosting retreats, and giving spiritual direction to individuals, couples and groups since they acquired the property. They are recognized practitioners of physical and spiritual communications and activities. This beautiful retreat has been a mecca for spiritual living and learning since the Native Americans camped here for hundreds of years to its use now as a spiritual retreat.
Pamela, the current owner was drawn to the property for inspiration to write a contemplative book about one person’s spiritual quest, “When the Moon is Dark We Can See the Stars”. Sensing the gamut of connections with spiritual life this property called to its new owners to share the wisdom, tranquility and enlightened bounty the property possesses. In that regard the lake, main house and eventual out buildings were blessed by the local Miwok Indian chief.
Main house accommodations:
The private, gated five +- acre sanctuary features a beautiful 4,000 square foot, 2 level house, a year-round spring-fed stream and lake, a lush forest and five detached living structures: two writer’s studios, 2 guest rooms and one large multi-purpose room.
- The main house has been masterfully designed with vaulted ceilings and abundant windows, skylights and glass doors to allow the beauty and tranquility of the natural surroundings inside.
- The natural floor coverings, wood trims, and hand-crafted stone work are in harmony with the woodsy atmosphere.
- A local artist helped pick the interior and exterior colors of the house to match the colors of nature.
- A 500 square foot tiled deck surrounds 2/3 of the house contributing to the indoor/outdoor living design.
The bottom level features a library and media room, full bath with sauna, laundry room, bedroom, guest suite including full kitchen, and attached two-car garage.
- The top level includes an open kitchen with breakfast area, formal dining room, living room, and master bedroom suite.
- The master bathroom features beautifully hand crafted stonework by a local artisan and has double “rain” shower heads, a period tub, dual sinks and a bidet.
- The detached guest rooms and multi-purpose room are yurts; round houses designed after the ancient dwellings used by Nomads in Central Asia 3,000 years ago and now popular in their modern adaptation.
- The floating yurt and the tree house yurt provide unique accommodations for overnight guests. The floating yurt sits on a float in the lake. It fits a queen-size bed, has a fireplace, toilet and sink. The deck outside has steps directly into the lake.
- The wooden tree house yurt, designed and built by William Coperthwaite who pioneered yurt building in the US, sits in the midst of towering pines 30 feet above ground with a deck overlooking the stream and forest floor. It is surrounded by windows, has a sink and toilet, and is large enough for a queen size bed. The treetop deck provides a tranquil place to relax outside and enjoy the sounds, smells and serenity of the forest.
- Capturing the Indian history a teepee and sweat lodge were the early out buildings and center of spiritual activities.
- Fire pit circled by benches suitable for prayer and meditation circles and meditation benches scattered throughout the grounds create the perfect place to own for those that can continue to offer it for spiritual enlightenment uses and activities.
- Several sites for tents