550 Acre Ranch with a Stunning New Home,
Bordering Sequoia National Park,
with More than a Mile of South Fork River Frontage $6.9 Million
Stoney End Ranch is a modern luxury ranch and artist's retreat set against a backdrop of Sequoia National Park, home to the oldest and largest living things on Earth: the Giant Sequoia trees. This 550 acre riverfront property features an architecturally stunning main cabin, a Mongolian yurt and a tree house. With nearly 2 miles of river running through, private swimming holes, hilly oak-studded landscapes and natural rock gardens this special this is a special destination location. The wild natural environment and remote location lends itself to a true getaway experience.
The fire pit is located approximately 50-feet away from the home and has natural stone and tree stump seating. The fire pit can be used for gathering around a bonfire at night or for deep-pit cooking. It also features a separate full bathroom housed in its own building with a shower, toilet and bathroom sink. this is a conveniently located bathroom for people for use after a day of hiking around the property or spending the afternoon by the river.
With a striking inverted roof and clean lines, the home serves as a stark, modern contrast to its wild natural surroundings. This creation took 25 trucks of concrete and a multitude of trucks and cranes to carry and construct the iron monument frame.
A paved path from the home leads to a covered deck overlooking the river and a wood-burning hot tub by the river.
The property is at a 3,000-foot elevation and there is an approximate 1,200-foot elevation gain within the property, which is optimal for skeet shooting, off-roading, hiking, horseback riding and ATV adventures. You can see the majestic Homers Nose towering above the beautiful oak woodland.
The basement level of the home connects to a storage area that can be converted to a wine cellar and opens to an outdoor space underneath the terrace that has a hanging bed. The other side of the basement contains a laundry room and storage area that could be converted into a meat locker or food cellar. It also has a door that opens to the outside.
There is a separate garage that can fit 4 vehicles and can be converted to a workshop of storage area.
A dramatic foyer leads to an open living space with soaring 30-foot ceilings inspired by the feeling of entering a grand cathedral. The interior walls are built from 1860's reclaimed barn wood sourced from Montana and Idaho, which lends a warm rustic feel throughout the home. There is an open common area that is versatile in its use as a play area, stretching/yoga area or dance floor. There is also a Library Wall with Poliform bookshelves.
The lounge area can accommodate an arrangement of large sectional sofas, a perfect spot for lounging to watch a movie on a large flat-screen TV or for cozying up in front of the open fireplace during winter months. An oak tree grows up from beneath the floor and through the roof of this room.
The large, open kitchen is the heart of the home and a place to gather and dine or hang out with friends. People always gather in the kitchen. All of the cabinetry was custom-built from reclaimed wood with vintage railroad nails as handles. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry with floor-to-ceiling shelving.
The expansive surface of the island is made of 1820's gumwood from an old tobacco company. The hanging antique warehouse light fixtures and Edison light bulbs gives the space an industrial touch. The stovetop has six burners and a flattop griddle. There is also a Viking oven for baking needs.
The kitchen opens out to a pergola-covered dining nook with antique warehouse light features and a slate floor.
The living room is a great place to entertain or read. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to the 2,000 square-foot terrace with a pergola-covered outdoor lounging area.
The views are amazing, with unobstructed river and mountain panoramas for as far as the eye can see.
The master bedroom is located up an industrial steel staircase and is its own separate suite with a private full bathroom, 2 closets and a balcony.
The 2 guest bedrooms are located next to each other in the sleeping quarters, which has a linen closet and a full guest bathroom with a standing shower. There is a vintage chandelier in each room. The closets in each room are lined with whimsical printed Prada wallpaper.
The tree house is truly a place to disconnect from the world. it is a five-minute walk from the home down a rocky trail that can also be accessed by vehicle. The tree house is a large single bedroom with a closet and wood-burning Swedish stove, and a deck. The tree house is built between two sycamore trees and features a large and deep swimming hole.
A long set of paved steps leads from the home down to the Mongolian yurt and koi pond. The frame of the yurt was imported from Mongolia. It has been modified with wood walls and carpeted floors and is covered by a waterproof-treated canvas tent. There is an electrical outlet inside. The yurt makes for great guest accommodations or can serve as a meditation space. The koi pond contains approximately 50 koi fish. Overflow from the solar-powered river well fills the pond with fresh water. This area has easy access to one of the fabulous swimming holes. The trail behind the yurt leads to the tree house through an oak grove.
For those who wish to fulfill their dream of country-style living, this property features a fenced-in garden with raised garden beds and irrigation system, fenced-in chicken coop and fenced-in pasture which can hold one or 2 cows, horses or pigs.
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