MLS # 194861 & 13-940
SECLUDED ARTISTS RETREAT
Nestled behind private gates and up a meandering road, is the residence at Picholine. It offers a blend of country casual and understated elegance with expansive verandas that lie beneath an old grape arbor and Wisteria covered pergola. A feeling of peace and solitude embrance one and allows the soul to refresh. Large living spaces with open beam ceilings, saltillo floors, lovely renovated kitchen plus large windows with natural light create a welcoming living environment. A separate in-laws quarters with kitchenette, wood burning stove, bedroom and large bath en-suite have an independent entrance. The cellar area is perfect for collecting wines from the surrounding world-class vineyards. Charming fountains brighten private patios and gardens. The farm itself lies in a secluded valley graced with massive oaks, large paddocks with irrigation and Kentucky Black fencing and a two stall barn with feed and service room. A recently planted olive orchard is comprised of several hundred trellised trees with high density growth for maximum production and looks forward to its first crop in 2015. Bountiful lavender beds produce a high quality flower perfect for bath oils, sachets or colorful garden highlights. The property is fed by two sources of water including a newer personal well with two large storage tanks. Only minutes from town, this 20 acre property offers a beautiful view corridor and the kind of privacy one experiences on a much larger parcel without the attendant maintenance The residence is situated in a protected valley that opens toward the coastal range. A highlight of the property is a mesa at the top where one invisions an artists studio with 360 degree views. Picholine has an old world charm with pride of ownership and new world amenities!
Trees planted in 2010. Trellised for super high density and maximum yield all on drip irrigation.
50% Arbosana Trees
50% Arbequina Trees
Faster production - initial harvest is seond year after planting. Third and Fourth year crops heavier and with full cropping in fifth year.
- 250 Grossi lavender plants, well established and yield bountiful specimens for sachets, cooking and bath salts.