Hidden away in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the historic town of Placerville is an Italian-style villa with vineyard, orchards and over a thousand feet of the beautiful, slate lined Cosumnes River. This remarkable property consists of 41 acres and over 5,000 square feet of living space including the spectacular home with three bedrooms and three baths and a large barn-style building that features guest quarters, a gym and more.
The villa has four fireplaces, a wine cellar, Italian country fixtures and tile that date back as far as the 1600s. There are nearly 1,000 feet of stone walls (quarried on the property and built by the current caretaker) that provide a magnificent old-world atmosphere.
The opportunity to enjoy outdoor living is outstanding. The villa has an 1,800 square foot deck, regulation Bocci ball court, river for fishing and swimming, and lovely gardens and orchards with stone pathways that will take your breath away. An ideal setting for a permanent residence or family/corporate retreat.
Three acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (a French clone from UC Davis) have been ideally situated to provide a beautiful vista from the villa’s main deck and produce 8 to 10 tons of grapes per year. An orchard of 550 mature Italian olive trees, including Frantoio, Lecchino, Coratina, and Pendelino varieties, can produce approximately 150 gallons of olive oil to enjoy, share, or sell.
The pomegranate tree orchard recently produced 500 pieces of fruit and is expected to yield 2,500 pieces when the 75 Wonderful variety pomegranate trees reach maturity. The landscape also contains fig, apple, pear, and plum trees plus 500 square feet of raised beds for vegetables.
Green lawns nearly surround the villa and guest quarters along with dense landscaping that includes hundreds of roses, ornamental trees, herbs and shrubs. The property has its own artesian well with three storage tanks and 9,000 gallon total capacity.