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Sonoma County Home A Unique Find For Lovers Of The Outdoors

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Aerial view of house
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Do you ever feel cramped within your living space? This past year and change, many people have been reevaluating the merits of where they lived. This pandemic showed people the fragile state of the world and led to many reassessing whether they want to live in the city or a big town anymore. Space is at a premium right now, particularly outdoor space, but finding a home with a significant amount of outdoor space in an area that has a lot to offer is an extreme rarity. For one lucky buyer, though, a one-of-a-kind ranch/compound offers the perfect solution.

Aerial view of entire property
Credit to Jack Hecker

The property in question is 1100 Fitzpatrick Lane, located in Occidental, California. Occidental is a sparsely populated area in Northern California, with a meager population of just over 1,000 people. Occidental is known for its quaint downtown and its beautiful redwood forests, and it is part of Sonoma County.

Aerial view of property and surrounding wooded hills
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Sonoma County is well-known the world over as one of the hearts of California’s wine industry, with Sonoma Valley being the primary hotspot. This means that the property has proximity to some of the best wine and winemaking in all of America. While the Occidental property isn’t located in Sonoma Valley, residents of the ranch are only a drive away from some incredible wine tasting opportunities.

Fencepost detail
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While proximity to wine country is a significant perk, the real draw to the ranch is the property itself. For starters, it is not just a ranch. There are four different houses on the property, three larger ones with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and one smaller one. The main house is a stunning property with a rustic look and a kitchen perfect for entertaining. The houses have wood and stone flourishes that give them an authentic ranch look.

Cozy living room with fireplace
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There are more indoor spaces as well, including an additional cabin, a studio/office building, and a two-car garage. But while the indoor areas are an incredible component of this stunning property, the outdoor areas are the primary selling points of this once-in-a-lifetime living opportunity.

Library with loaded built-in bookshelves
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The home sits on approximately 408 acres of beautiful Northern California land, and there are several natural features on the property that make it such an incredible find. The property is home to some of the Northern California redwoods the area has become known for for starters. There is also an orchard with over 60 fruit trees, freshly grown vegetables, and a medicinal plant garden.

The home is great for animal lovers as well, with an equestrian and livestock facility that has a 6-stall barn, arena, a round pen, and paddocks. The property is the perfect place to raise horses, and in fact, that is what it has been used for throughout its existence. The property’s seller is Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi, a renowned leadership coach who uses horses to train leaders, as well as for therapy.

Goats and barn
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There is also a spring-fed pond, and the home is surrounded by three creeks where salmons spawn year-round. It is truly an outdoor paradise for someone willing to take on the job of a property of that size. The property also has a grassland with a panoramic view, from which you can see the Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect spot for a picnic or family gathering.

Quaint pond with barn in background
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The possibilities for this property are endless. Whether you are simply looking to escape the noise of city and town living, or you are a serious outdoors person that wants to live off the land, this property is for you. It could put residents on the pathway to self-sustainability, with acres of fresh farmland and wells and springs for water. With so much space and potential, the only limitations to what you can do with this property are your imagination.

Modern farmhouse kitchen
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The cost of this massive stretch of land, which has already been significantly developed, is currently $5,775,000. While this is no small fee, this property is a rare find that can house a significant number of people and provide long-term value for a lucky buyer. With the opportunity to grow just about anything, the perfect environment to raise animals, and enough space for any desired outdoor activity, 1100 Fitzpatrick Lane is an entirely unique Northern California farm/ranch/family compound.

Front exterior of red house with trim
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