Escape from reality and enjoy the sophistication, peace, and serenity of the River Oaks House. The desertscape in front belies the quiet sophistication and river forest views you will experience as you enter this special year-round vacation home. Step in the front door and you are inspired with the openness, 20 foot tall wood ceilings, abundance of natural light, the massive stone fireplace, and the calming influence of natural wood, stone, and muted colors in the home.
Open the wall of French doors to enjoy the forest behind the house. Wander down to the nearly year-round river and plant a chair right in the water when it is running low, or sit on the bank below oak and eucalyptus trees and catch up on reading, enjoy a beverage, or just appreciate the wildlife and sounds of the river.
Drive 15 minutes up the highway to the park entrance to hike, enjoy the views, or cross country ski in Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks, knowing at the end of the day, you have a hot shower and peaceful retreat waiting for you.
Enjoy meals indoors, outdoors on the adjacent patio, or down by the river. Fire up the barbecue in the covered breezeway year round or enjoy the premium Jenn-Air, Viking, and GE Monogram appliances in the chef’s kitchen.
Light the massive wood fireplace during the winter to enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire combined with the sounds of the river pounding in the back yard. Later, retire to the spacious master bedroom loft suite, while hosting kids or guests in the downstairs bedroom.
The Master bedroom is an open walled loft with a king size bed, so privacy is limited. There is also has a bathroom and a small seating area for watching television. The loft does offer a full size futon which can be used as a third bed. The bathroom is a tub/shower combination which only has privacy shades for the doors.
The bedroom on the main floor is completely private with a queen size bed. There is also a private entrance from the bedroom into this lower level bathroom. The lower level bathroom does have a entry from the living room area also.
Should you desire complete focus, escape from all the electronic interruptions and enjoy the mountain ambiance to concentrate on reading or work. Or connect with your own DSL WiFi internet hub. HD satellite Direct TV is available for your entertainment, as well as a Denon whole-house sound system.
The house was rebuilt by Jules Construction and includes new appliances, new cabinetry, new dual-pack air conditioning and propane heating, new double-pane windows, custom hand-scraped oak floors, wool carpeting, sophisticated tile, colors, cotton and wood window covers, new roof, skylights, electrical, and whole house UPS (uninterruptable power supply). Full size washer and dryer are available for longer stays.
Enjoy the convenience of a well-stocked general store with a real butcher counter a mile away and a community water supply with the best-tasting water (and coffee or tea) you have had in a long time.
The River Oaks House on more than half an acre of paradise awaits your visit.