House of the Day: Iconic Redwood Grove Lists at $8.75M

The iconic Garberville estate known as Redwood Grove, designed in 1926 by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, has come on the market at $8,750,000. Located in Northern California's Humboldt County, the 5,416-square-foot home has been meticulously restored over the past four years with great attention to its architectural integrity.

The home sits on two acres that border the Eel River and are surrounded by protected California Redwood state parks. The grand manor house has a Gothic-style great room with an exposed redwood beamed cathedral ceiling. There's a wood-burning fireplace and the original leaded glass windows. It is being sold furnished.

The chef's kitchen to-die-for has custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances and a copper salad sink. The master suite overlooks the river and, of course, the ancient redwood forest beyond. It, too, has a cathedral ceiling.

There are two additional bedroom suites, an office with a built-in desk and cabinets, and a finished basement with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar crafted by a master artisan with bloodwood wine racks.

The property includes a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse with a fireplace. The original carriage house is a one-bedroom apartment over the two-car garage/shop.

The flat, expansive grounds include an organic orchard and garden, Koi pond with lilies and five terraces for entertaining -- one which sits directly above the river and has a built-in Viking kitchen. Many of the furnishings are custom-made and include Persian rugs and artwork.

Julia Morgan is best known as the designer of the the Hearst Castle and nearby Hacienda at San Simeon Ranch. She designed more than 700 homes, institutional and commercial buildings in her 45-year career, including rebuilding The Fairmont Hotel after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Morgan's trademark references to nature are evident throughout this home at Redwood Grove, which includes the restored hand-painted wall panels.

The home is co-listed by Melody Rogers-Kelley of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills and Dave McKenny of McKenny Advisory and Suzi Schultz of Integrity First Real Estate Depot.

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Decor is in poor taste

June 03 2011 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Margret Guerra

I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,

June 02 2011 at 6:40 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Nice home!

June 01 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hello asshole

Melody Rogers-Kelley Pat Kelley are two of the most reputable realtors I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Congratulations on this listing. I wouldn't want to have anyone less than the best represent me in acquiring this iconic property.

May 31 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain and Randolph Hearst originally went to Virginia City Nevada to meet John Mackay who was a wealthy Gold Miner. It was Mr. Mackay who gave Mr. Hearst a loan of $500.00 so he could start a newspaper in San Francisco. Look how that loan grew into an empire. Wow!

May 31 2011 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

that house is perfect and weed capital of california you say maybe ill move there

May 31 2011 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who would want to live in Garberville with all the meth users?

May 31 2011 at 1:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Does everyone know that Garberville is the capital of the marijuana growing trade in California? I was there once with my family (driving through) and it was one scary town! Every vehicle had a rifle hanging in the back. I can only picture some drug lord buying this place; who else would live in this town. But Julia Morgan rocks! The most fabulous women's gym on the planet is the Hearst Gym at UC Berkeley. Unbelievable.

May 31 2011 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gail Dukes

What a beauty! Beautiful furniture also .... everything seems to work together. The ad for "Local Homes for Sale" popped up with a 2 bd, 1 bath home in Wahiawa, HI for $215,000! It makes the Heast home look that much better!

May 31 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

not restored... renovated.
take a look at work by recognized architects like frank lloyd wright, mies van der rohe, le corbusier to see real restorations. i guarantee the original home didnt come with wolfe stove, wine refrigerator, price is right furniture and CFL light fixtures.

May 31 2011 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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