• OWN YOUR OWN CANYON - 1630 sf Straw-Bale Eco-Home on 80 Acres in Kennedy Meadows, CA - 3 Hours from L.A.

  • $675,000
1630 sf of habitable space in a custom-designed eco-home created and completed by a published L.A. architect in 1997-2000. Nestled within its own 80-acre mountain valley, this unique retreat property boasts spectacular views of the Eastern Sierras. Though originally designed as a one bedroom, one bath weekend residence for a professional couple, the house can comfortably sleep six (if purchased as a weekend or vacation property for a family, for example.) There is a guest loft that offers a sense of resting in a treehouse.

A beautiful 3-hour drive north from Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert delivers you to this unique property - the perfect get-away to relax or to work in complete tranquility. The eighty-acre property rises from 6400 to 7200 feet above sea level, high in the Pinyon-Juniper belt of the eastern Sierra Nevadas, and a short drive to the towering pine forests of the Sequoia National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the valley below the home on its way to Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. The property has 1.25 mile frontage with the Sacatar Trail Wilderness Area. The unincorporated village of Kennedy Meadows is a legendary stop-over point on the Pacific Coast Trail and is featured in the best-selling memoir "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. The book was adapted into a popular feature film.

This eco-home has exterior walls of stucco, indoor twelve-foot ceilings, two-foot-thick walls finished inside with natural clay, and panoramic views from every room. The thick walls keep the house both cozy and well-insulated.

The home is certainly "off the grid", with photovoltaic electricity, a solar hot water heater, two wood-burning stoves, and a deep well (on the same aquifer that feeds the Crystal Geyser Bottling Plant in Olancha, CA, 3000 feet downhill in the Owens Valley).

From its large deck, host gatherings by day or experience dazzling night skies far from all sources of light pollution.

A (buried!) telephone landline and internet by satellite will keep the owner connected, when desired, with the city and outside world. This is a perfect situation for someone who has the privilege of working from home, from a distance.

The home features 14 photovoltaic panels and 12 state-of-the-art, sealed, maintenance-free batteries.

The property also features an (optional) construction-site trailer that is also hidden from view and that has been transformed into an art studio by the original owners. New owners might adapt it as a clubhouse or a workshop or as additional sleeping quarters when there should be an overflow of guests.

The original owners, who include the architect, are retiring to move overseas. What will they miss?

- The utter silence,
- The complete privacy and lack of immediate neighbors,
- Gazing at the stars, with a new appreciation of the Milky Way and the vibrant constellations,
- And the nights when a full moon brilliantly illuminates the canyon,
- Having sufficient indoor space and a large deck when out-of-town guests need to escape their cities,
- Becoming more self-sufficient, allowing nature to guide our days and nights,
- The scent of a pinyon forest after an afternoon rainfall,
- Clear skies nearly every day for the 20 years that we were here,
- Making lifestyle decisions that demand an attention to the vagaries of weather,
- Reading by the stove, with another eye on the sunset,
- A perfect glass of water that the solar pump produced by way of the 2000-gallon tank,
- Making morning hikes a priority as part of a new lifestyle,
- And the chipmunks, the coyote, the wild rabbits, and various species of birds- our closest neighbors.

See the website below for additional photos and be sure to click on the included link to a video fly-over of the secluded 80 acre canyon.

Become Guardian Of 80 Special Acres in Southern California.
(760) 793 - 4482
Kennedy Meadows - 45 miles NW of Ridgecrest, CA
Acreage, Fireplace, Gated, Patio/Deck, Storage, View, Washer Dryer, Workshop
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PostedJune 03, 2019

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