Elegance and space are the hallmarks of this beautifully crafted and immaculately maintained home. Four oversized bedrooms with the Master Suite downstairs, plus a handsomely appointed office/den are combined in a versatile, flowing floor plan, adaptable to a wide variety of needs. The interior architectural appeal is striking, from the soaring ceilings, both upstairs and down, to the eye-pleasing cantilevered staircase. Classic Stellar, a highly regarded semi-custom builder known for cutting edge energy efficiency, has built numerous ''extras'' into this home, elevating it far above the norm. See Supplement for additional features & documents for more info about award winning Classic Stellar energy efficient home For eight and a half years, home owners have done a great deal of gardening on this property, and all of it has been done using organic methods. At no time have they used any insecticide or herbicide other than what is considered compatible with organic methods. (such as neem oil or cedar oil) All of their fertilization has been provided by compost, worm castings, or commercially available organic fertilizer. Their primary fertilization technique has been the employment of earth worms to whom they have fed kitchen scraps, and who in turn fertilize and aerate our gardens. The entire property is set up with automatic irrigation, meaning that hand watering is never required, though on the hottest summer days no plant complains about a little extra to cool its thirst. A great deal of the irrigation system includes ollas, which are a way of conserving water in desert environments by burying tera cotta jugs as reservoirs to gradually supply water to nearby plants. These ollas are refilled as part of the automatic irrigation. Though they have grown a great amount of food, everything has been arranged in a way that puts the beauty of the property in priority. They have done what is sometimes referred to as "edible landscaping." Here is a list of what grows here from year to year without replanting: Five kinds of figs, including; Brown Tukey Figs, Peter's Honey Fig, Tiger Fig, Black Mission Fig, and Conadria Fig. These vary significantly from one another, are all delicious, and we get literally hundreds of them from May through October. Eight varieties of citrus fruit, including; Washington Naval Orange, Ruby Grapefruit, White Grapefruit, Clementine Mandarin Orange, Mineola Tangelo Orange, Cara Cara Orange, Seedless Lime, and Meyer's Lemon. The Meyer's Lemons are so lovely that you can eat the whole thing including the rind. These and the other citrus trees produce abundantly in the winter months. Thornless Blackberries. These are the yummiest blackberries I've ever tasted. Two apple trees, including a Dorsett and a Sundowner. A Moringa Tree. Virtually every part of it is edible. The leaves are the best for lactating mothers as it helps to produce more breast milk, Five different varieties of grapes. There are nine more fruit trees including; Aprium, Plumcot, Apricot, Flordahome Pear, Asian Pear, Purple Plum, Nectarine, and two Peach Trees. They have always maintained an herb garden which we use for delicious daily meals. This presently includes; oregano, chives, savory, three varieties of basil, and rosemary. It seasonally contains other herbs including cilantro and thyme. They have generally maintained a vegetable garden as well. What is in it at any given time changes considerably with the seasons. They have successfully grown or are now growing: three kinds of kale, cabbage, bok choy, rutabagas, artichokes, Asian greens, Napa Cabbage, spinach, okra, chard, turnips, edible and ornamental chrysanthemums, carrots, beets, various radishes, many kinds of cucumbers, peppers, many varieties of squash, melons, asparagus, and many others. There is an actively operating compost pile on the property. They entertain an abundance of hummingbirds, partly because of the flowers that are ever present and partly because we feed them. Though substantial space is devoted to edible plants, there is plenty devoted to ornamentals, mature trees, and a lovely patch of beautiful green lawn. The beautiful pool with a waterfall, while supplying a cooling escape, serves as an aesthetically pleasing water feature. The net result of all this is a veritable oasis, which provides a retreat from the pressures of the city into a soothing and harmonious world blessed by nature.
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