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Organic Architecture, Center of California, on Cottonwood Creek

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Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spacious master suite with balcony and quiet work spaces with wifi and cell service. Large, sensuous master suite has a queen bed and soaking tub in attached bath. Guest bdrm has 2 single beds and less privacy, with a bathroom all its own. Fold-out futon in downstairs bedroom with a full bathroom with shower across the hall. So, 4 beds for six guests maximum--linens provided, all recently updated. WiFi and cell service, books and games. Full kitchen and laundry room, with all necessary utensils and some special ones (such as crystal glasses). Dining table has 4 new matching chairs, but folds out to seat 6--extra chairs upstairs. Furnished and decorated--two easy chairs with three matching ottomans for seating, in addition to 6 dining chairs and deck chairs. Large deck and lawn--beautiful surroundings for walks around creeks and farms. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Secluded, yet close to restaurants, fruit stand, and store. Ten minutes to Sanger, 15 minutes to Reedley, 30 minutes to Fresno, an hour to Sequoia National Park. Perfect for a creative or romantic retreat, or as a home base for travel in California.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    only outside--use ashtray...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    futon folds out to a double bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    attached bath, but limited privacy in loft bedroom...moreless

  • large upstairs master suite with a queen bed and balcony and attached bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with a view...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    built for kids...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    downstairs--guest bath...moreless

  • deep and comfy tub in the Master Suite

Other Amenities

  • You will find this sensuous, stimulating organic space an ideal retreat from daily pressures. Come here to write, create, connect, or unwind. It is also a perfect base for adventure and sightseeing travel in California as its situated between Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    many books--owner is an English professor--just ask...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Completely secluded in an oak forest on 6 acres. Pick blackberries in late summer, take a walk around the neighbors' cattle pasture and orange orchards...moreless

  • Water View:

    The street name Rio Vista is not far off. Thorburn Access Park to the Kings River is about a half-mile down the road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Collins Creek flows through the property. Take a dip in the creek to cool off....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    part of great room. Table actually folds out to seat 6, and there are more chairs, but the house is mostly suitable for a retreat, so there are 4 chairs currently at table ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all dishes, plus some special items, such as crystal and Dansk. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    opens out to great room--sculptural view window for wildlife viewing...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available to rent...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 acre lawn, encircled by oak forest and tended weekly by a gardener...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    not a pool, but a swimming hole at the creek....moreless

 

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1 night min stay
$220 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum stay is 2 days for $500, but a week is only $1,000. Maximum stay 60 days. Refundable deposit of $600 for pets and small parties. Parties larger than 20 people require a party rate, alcohol permit and porta-potty rental. Email owner for details.


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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
FAT (Fresno Yosemite International)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Schoolhouse Restaurant & Tavern, Cedar View Winery
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sherwood Forest
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Fresno
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 180/Kings Canyon
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blossom Trail Cafe
152 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cayucus/Cambria/San Simeon

Car: Necessary

a) You need a peaceful secluded place to write, create, retreat in a beautiful home surrounded by forest and creeks.

b) You want privacy to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary in a sensuous organic home with a beautiful master bedroom and silence, except for the wind in the trees and the music of the creek.

c) You want a home base for California’s national parks, wine country and beaches: Sequioa/Kings Canyon (less than an hour), Yosemite (90 minutes to the gate), Paso Robles wineries (2 hours), Hearst’s Castle, San Simeon, Cambria and other beautiful beaches (2-3 hours). You’ve heard of the Blossom Trail and want to stay in the middle of it (February-March).

d) You want to stay where you can bike and kayak, walk and hike without crowds.

e) You’ve wanted to experience organic architecture from the inside, up close and personal with a chance to meet the architect Arthur Dyson (protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, and William Gray Purcell), whose office is in Fresno.

As remote and secluded as the Lencioni Home is, it’s only 30 minutes to Fresno, 10 minutes to Sanger, and there’s a fine popular restaurant-bar called School House and the casual Blossom Trail Cafe a short drive or bike ride away. Award-winning Cedar View Winery and the Art Stand artists’ co-op are both right down the road from School House. The house is suitable for an individual or couple–perhaps one other person who doesn’t require much privacy (eg. an infant or a one-night visitor) or a well-behaved dog. It’s furnished and decorated with a queen bed in the master, two single beds in a guest room, and a fold out futon in the downstairs bedroom/office; kitchen necessities and some luxuries (such as crystal glasses), tables, chairs, and workspaces. Design details make the home constantly thrilling. The house is comfortable, designed to be passive solar, plus heating/AC and ceiling fans and a wood stove.

It's 3.5 hours drive from LA or San Francisco and less than 3 hours from the coast or Sierras (the town is called Centerville because it is in the center of the Golden State).

There's something for you!

Writers, artists, composers: incredibly quiet, creative workplace with space to walk, ride a bike, or enjoy a meal out for a break. The Artstand artists welcome you and plein aire opportunities abound. Fresno is home to a vibrant poetry and writing scene--this was Philip Levine's stomping ground.

Architects and organic architectural enthusiasts: Owners are 2-time Art Dyson clients, one of whom also works in an Art Dyson building (University High School on the Fresno State Campus). Tour possibilities possible (although not guaranteed--please arrange ahead of time).

Travelers to California: Sequoia/ Kings Canyon National Parks are closest, but Paso Robles, Yosemite, and Hearst's Castle, Morro Rock, even San Francisco and Los Angeles are not far--and you are staying in the 'Fruit Basket' of California: Fresh produce abounds.

Outdoor enthusiasts: Besides hiking in the local National Parks, you are in the Kings River Valley, known for fly fishing (rainbow trout) and lake fishing (bass). Kayaking, white water rafting on the upper Kings River (Kings River Expeditions or Zephyr Rafting ) as well as mellower kayak paddles and biking are very popular: The Blossom Trail Ride and the Kings River Ride are two of many rides if you want to join a group. There are several Cycling Shops in the area if want to rent. Horseback riding is available literally around the corner.

The closest city is Fresno (35 minutes), which has a philharmonic, several theater opportunities , speaker series, the Tower District and more!

The house is very cool, but not handicap accessible.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Deb teaches English at Reedley College and has built two homes with Arthur Dyson, who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and William Gray Purcell. Greg is a composer and teaches choral music and music theory at University High School, also a Dyson building. While writing a book about living in these homes, I am blogging at orgatecture.org. Check out orgatecture.org to see more photos and stories of this incredible home.

Why the Owner Chose Sanger:
This is an important architectural home, featured on Extreme Homes, winner of numerous awards. According to In Search of Natural Architecture (see photo), 'a dramatic and sinuous design.' The setting is lush and secluded on a creek near the Kings River, and the location is within a short distance of recreation and agri-tourism and only 2-4 hours from most sites in California, including the National Parks, Paso Robles Wine Country, Central Coast beaches. The closest towns are Sanger and Reedley, but Fresno is only 30 minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Watch wildlife from the deck; relax in secluded splendor, experience sculptural organic architecture in 'person.' This is a creative and sensuous home. Just a half hour from Fresno, but seems a world away. Good restaurant/tavern and winery close by.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

 

Photos

  • Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

    Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

  • view of deck and livingroom windows.  See orgatecture.org for more photos

    view of deck and livingroom windows. See orgatecture.org for more photos

  • comfortable kitchen looks out on the forest

    comfortable kitchen looks out on the forest

  • from kitchen--all views face the forest

    from kitchen--all views face the forest

  • light streaming in the master bath

    light streaming in the master bath

  • looking down from master suite

    looking down from master suite

  • master bath soaking tub

    master bath soaking tub

  • looking down from loft barroom

    looking down from loft barroom

  • architectural details like the staircase throughout

    architectural details like the staircase throughout

  • woodstove, heater and AC keep the house comfy

    woodstove, heater and AC keep the house comfy

  • 1 acre lawn spills off the deck and surrounds the house

    1 acre lawn spills off the deck and surrounds the house

  • balcony off the master bedroom and steps leading from lawn up to the deck

    balcony off the master bedroom and steps leading from lawn up to the deck

  • look through the hand-crafted front door

    look through the hand-crafted front door

  • from the dining table towards the staircase--Dansk and crystal place settings.

    from the dining table towards the staircase--Dansk and crystal place settings.

  • wysteria shades the kitchen window without obscuring view

    wysteria shades the kitchen window without obscuring view

  • from entry into kitchen

    from entry into kitchen

  • from the balcony off the master suite

    from the balcony off the master suite

  • even master bath has original artwork

    even master bath has original artwork

  • bath 2 off loft bedroom

    bath 2 off loft bedroom

  • master bed and French doors to balcony--screens on all doors

    master bed and French doors to balcony--screens on all doors

  • loft bedroom--one bed can move to bedroom downstairs

    loft bedroom--one bed can move to bedroom downstairs

  • table folds out to seat 6

    table folds out to seat 6

  • down the driveway--house is secluded from the road

    down the driveway--house is secluded from the road

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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  • Calendar last updated 05/23/2015
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