Luxury Home in Loomis is a Fairytale Castle for Sale
If you’re looking for a luxury home in Loomis, you might want to consider taking a look at this fairytale castle. Turn out it was the first home ever to sell in the Sacramento area for more than a million dollars. It was one of five spec homes built in the 1980s. Yet what a home! It doesn’t quite compare to the Hearst Castle Upstairs Suite Tour from last Sunday, but it’s still spectacular. Feast your eyes on this photograph, used with permission from the seller. If you’ve got $2,390,000, this home could belong to you.
Before I get into the particulars about homes for sale in Loomis, let me say that this is not my listing. It is listed by the seller, who is also a real estate agent in Loomis. It came to my attention because I received an email from a girl who found the listing on my website and contacted me, thinking maybe I was the listing agent. That’s a common mistake because my presence on the internet is so high, it’s hard for most people to figure out which listings are mine when online searches lead buyers directly to my website. It’s what happens when you’ve been online since 1991 like me.
I received an email from Savannah, a 15-year-old who, in her own words, drools over this home every Sunday on her way to church. She wrote: “I honestly don’t know why I am writing you this email and telling you how much I love the house, it is irrational to think that I ( a fifteen year old who want’s to be a middle school teacher) could possibly be able to own something so grand.”
Savannah is right, and not because wants is not a word with a possessive quality, but because a middle-school teacher does not receive the salary she deserves. Teachers are so grossly underpaid for what they do. But a real estate agent could afford it. You’d have to earn about $335,000 a year to comfortably buy this home with 20% down and not exceed the 43% front-end ratio. Your mortgage payment would be about $9,000 a month for principal and interest at 3.875%.
This luxury home in Loomis features 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, and the assessor’s office shows 7,437 square feet. The fairytale castle sits on more than 5 acres in Sierra Ridge Estates, a private, gated community near Sierra College Blvd. There is a pool and enormous outdoor kitchen, plus a year-round private pond, and covered parking for 5 vehicles. The HOA dues are $550 a month, and the property taxes are currently assessed at $20,000 a year.
Many of the interior walls and soaring ceilings are angled, contemporary and vaulted, featuring wood finishes and beams. Stone, tile and wood materials are found in most of the floors, modern and timeless designs. A magnificent stone fireplace in the lower level family room rises above the second floor, making one feel, I imagine, as though you are at a private Lake Tahoe ski lodge. The game room itself is so large you hardly notice the oversized pool table it accommodates, and the master bedroom is so huge you can barely see the bed at the other end of the room.
You know, real estate wisdom says it’s the kitchen that draws the eye in any home, but I always look to the master bath. Show me a beautiful master bath and the kitchen will be even lovelier. The only thing that’s missing from this master bath are half-naked Greek gods dangling grapes over my lips while washing my feet and fanning the air with palm fronds. Don’t you adore the light fixtures? The jetted tub looks like the tiles were cultivated from the iridescent shells of black pearls found at Gauguin’s Pearl Farm in Rangiroa.
If you’d like to tour this luxury home in Loomis, it is available by appointment and you must produce proof of funds to buy, according to the listing agent. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759 for a private appointment. My team and I would love to represent you and present this home for your consideration. 5966 Ridge Park Dr, Loomis, CA 95650 is listed for sale at $2,390,000, by another Realtor.
Photos: C Akers, used with permission