homes in elk grove
Saturday showing of a rural property in the south part of the county was so much fun. The property was gated. What a grand estate with so many tees. When you drive up to a gated entry it feels like you are in another world. The entrance goes up a winding driveway, such a beautiful property. Try to imagine yourself living here, this is what I do on every property visit.
Today, I drove the buyer’s family back on the gator to the Consumnes River. All along the trail were grapes growing. It was a picture perfect day. They seemed very interested in the land. There is river access created by a recorded easement. This is one property you will want to see.
This Elk Grove ranch with a lake is but a dream property for one lucky buyer. This photo is of the pristine lake which has two islands, a boat dock, a walking bridge and a gorgeous giant rock waterfall. There is a walking path all around it and a very zen bench at one end, where you can simply get lost in a daydream. It is located at 8109 Sloughhouse Rd. Elk Grove, Ca. 95624.
The property has the original barn-red colored dairy barn with white trim. There is also a shop that is fully functional for a working ranch. There are three homes on the property as well as many outbuildings. Ownership was reported as being part of the original Spanish Land Grant, so it has historic significance as well. Affectionately named, “Ochenta Robles,” or the translated version is “80 Oak Trees.” There are so many beautiful different types of oak trees scattered about the property.
This is a very special place where everyone that visits says 8109 Sloughhouse Rd is a stunning place in Elk Grove. Its history is a real-life love story. This lake is a symbol of that love. This short story below was told to me by someone who was there and knew these people well but I have not verified it.
There was a couple who were boyfriend and girlfriend for many years. She was a very bright woman who loved birds and orchids. She was a very active person, full of life. Her boyfriend was retired law enforcement whom I think must have had a heart the size of Texas. She had an accident which left her paralyzed. She sustained further injuries and had to be put on a respirator. Her boyfriend married her and they bought this ranch, 80 acres of paradise. He built her a house and created this lake. He dug out the dirt, planted the trees and plants, and he made the lake for her. It has a beautiful footbridge, a walking path, two islands, and a huge rock waterfall. This was important as it was what she would look at each day from her brick patio outside her room. She had to have 24-hour care.
Jefjen Way is a street in Elk Grove that backs to a school in Quail Ridge. This means the playground and the noise that goes along with that can be disturbing to residents who live on that side of the street. Fortunately, the last listing I took on Jefjen Way sold within 3 days with multiple offers, even in today’s softer buyer’s market.
We went on the market in early December, a time of the year when sales typically slow down. I would have preferred to list and sell the home in April, when our market was much stronger, but that did not happen. Oddly enough, I’ve been expecting to get the listing since April of 2018.
In fact, I have sold two homes on this street. Am very familiar with Jefjen, especially its proximity to Toby Johnson Middle School. The north row of homes on Jefjen back up to the school’s playground and field. However, this Quail Ridge home in Elk Grove on Jefjen is oriented at the end of Jefgen and faces a different direction, so it does not back to the school at all. It also enjoys a much larger lot than some of the other homes near it.
Jefjen runs east and west and then turns a corner perpendicular, running north and south. At the junction of these two intersections is where this home is located, and it faces west. The lot size, according to the Sacramento County Assessor’s office, which has not been verified, is .1891.
However, the interior square footage of this listing shows in Realist at 3,000 square feet. This is a huge home. The photo above is of the living room and dining area combination, looking toward the front of the home. You can also see the office with the knee wall and directly to the right is the highly sought after first-floor bedroom and full bath.
Spacious kitchen rests at the back of the home. As you can see, there is plenty of room for a breakfast table and chairs. The kitchen sports a full pantry closet, dishwasher, built-in microwave and dual ovens. It is also open to the family room, which features a fireplace and a ceiling fan.
About the only things you would probably want to do to this house before moving in is replace the flooring and paint the interior. But the price reflects those fix-up costs. You can also get a renovation loan through Dan Tharp at Guild Mortgage that rolls into a purchase money loan, which can close within 30 days. No extra stuff to close.
All together, this home has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and an office. Look at this covered patio. Can’t you imagine entertaining, relaxing at a table under the ceiling fan while enjoying a lazy afternoon lunch? There is so much to love about this home. It is also a SMART home. Connect to the heating and cooling systems, or the timer for the water softener, the sprinklers, hot water recirculation pump, all from the comfort of your cellphone.
The shed in this photograph was custom built. It is insulated, with electricity and Direct TV. Such a perfect mancave / workshop.
Come to our open house on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, hosted by the incredible Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team. If you can’t wait that long, catch the virtual tour or call Barbara for a private showing at 916.761.7398.
6301 Jefjen Way, Elk Grove, CA 95757, is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $450K.
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