1906 Craftsman in Los Molinos, CA – $1,197,500

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25076 Sycamore Ave, Los Molinos, CA 96055

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  • $1,197,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4279 Sq Ft
  • 24.02 Ac.
This amazing property is a time capsule to 1906. Known originally as "The Sycamores" and later as "The Mansion" to citizens of Los Molinos, this home represents the height of the building art for its time. Built for Mary Cone Runyan Wheeler, daughter of Joseph Cone, owner of tens of thousands of acres in Tehama County at the turn of the nineteenth century, the home is at once grand, yet at the same time surprisingly cozy. Nestled on 24 acres of pastures, orchards, and vineyards, and with a pool, pool house, carports and garages, the 4,279 sq. ft. home boasts extensive stonework inside and out. Hand-hewn posts and beams, oak paneling, Douglas fir floors, and expansive terraces on both levels all express the feeling of gracious living. Upstairs, the home features four bedrooms, three baths, and a separate sewing or hobby room. Downstairs are found the kitchen with large pantry, dining area, parlor with an inglenook fireplace, library, powder room, and a bedroom and bath, originally for staff. The full basement and full attic offer expansion possibilities. Within easy commuting distance to Chico or Red Bluff, The Sycamores is a perfect property for architectural enthusiasts, history buffs, or a growing family looking for a gracious country home with all the amenities and the quality of life only a distinctive country property can offer.
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Scott Soder, California Outdoor Properties
(707) 455-4444
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16 Comments on 1906 Craftsman in Los Molinos, CA – $1,197,500

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3473 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Not enough wows in all the world for this one! This may be my favorite CA house ever posted.
    PS beautiful photography. Clear artistic pictures without goofy filters.

    +14
  2. GloryqGloryq says: 2 comments

    This House is amazing & the area is surrounded by National Forests. I understand it’s over $1,000,000.00 but that seems cheap for this House on 24 acres in California, what’s up?

    +2
  3. This house is just over an hour away from me ~ I had no idea!! Very lovely home indeed. On the aerial map I noticed there are railroad tracks right across from it. For me, this would be a plus, as I find the clickety-clack of a passing train to be quite soothing.

    +7
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      I’m with you PoppersMom, to an extent. We have an old diesel train the passes twice a week (sometimes with only one car). We call it the Polar Express because most people in our rural county don’t believe there is a train. It’s a joy.

      On the opposite extreme, my mother lived (for a very short time) next to a line that carries fifty super-long trains over a pass each day. It’s a trainspotters paradise! The train blows its horn four times, for each of its four crossings, 24/7! It would be hilarious if you weren’t so sleep deprived living there!

      +5
    • TGrantTGrant says: 1067 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      Same for me, I grew up a few hundred feet from the railroad tracks and find it very soothing. Not to mention crawling all over and around the depot where my grandfather worked.

      +7
  4. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 265 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    A remarkable house and property. But in California, I’m guessing the taxes would be through the roof.

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    • miles227miles227 says: 249 comments
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      1955 Storybook Ranch
      Northridge, CA

      California has high property values, but the property tax rate is lower than average for the country. Lower than NJ and even TX.

      +1
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      There are a lot of reasons to have the misconception that property taxes are high in California. Mostly, it’s just that housing is expensive to begin with because of the booming economy, high salaries, and impacted demand to live there. CA has some of the lowest property taxes in the country, and they’re locked-in once you buy your house (Prop 13 ostensibly to help elders stay in their houses as property values soar).

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  5. SharonSharon says: 482 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    So over the top that I’m even in love with the tractor. Switch out the rugs for William Morris patterns or even a Navajo style and I’m good to go.

    https://www.landryandarcari.com/products/william-morris-handwoven-traditional-rug-j53218

    https://www.maloufontheplaza.com/shop/rugs-weavings/vintage-navajo/red-mesa/red-mesa/

    +1
    • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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      1782 Quaker Georgian
      Worton, MD

      I’m with you Sharon. I’ll go Navajo with Mission Style furniture (fumed quarter-sawn oak please). I’ll add hammered copper lamps with mica shades and plenty of pottery.

      +1
      • TGrantTGrant says: 1067 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        Nice to see someone else is aware of the fuming techniques that the better grade of craftsman builders utilized. It makes a surprising difference from shellacked and stained wood. It’s a much softer and silkier finish both visually and to the touch.

        +2
        • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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          1782 Quaker Georgian
          Worton, MD

          Thanks TGrant. I have a fumed mission rocker that just glows when it’s oiled and waxed (rarely). Apparently it’s a toxic process done with Ammonia gas.

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          • TGrantTGrant says: 1067 comments
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            New Orleans, LA

            Very toxic, I had to have it done to a kitchen renovation to match the existing woodwork and it was like watching a house be tented for termite infestation, just on a smaller scale. And I’m with you on the oiled and waxed comment. It’s been years since I’ve seen my housekeeper but if I find her I’ll send her your way.

            +1
            • snarlingsquirrelsnarlingsquirrel says: 541 comments
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              1782 Quaker Georgian
              Worton, MD

              Why are such beautiful things so deadly? I’m impressed you have a fumed-oak kitchen!

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              • TGrantTGrant says: 1067 comments
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                New Orleans, LA

                Indeed, although I sold that house many years ago I still miss it. It was probably my favorite home of all. Unfortunately it wasn’t practical to keep when it came time to become the parental caregiver. I probably won’t buy again until it’s time to retire.

                +1

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