20 Acre Mountain Of Attention Buffer Property For Sale

9215 Gray Rd, Seigler Springs

In 1995 Bhagavan Adi Da visited The Man of Radical Understanding retreat center for the first time. It had been created from an old cattle ranch purchased in 1989 and added to the Mountain Of Attention. In 1992, the abandoned ranch house on the property was remodeled and expanded to create the current retreat center. Beloved empowered it from Adi Da Samrajashram in that year, but did not physically visit it until 1995. He looked at the neighboring properties adjoining the Sanctuary and said that they should be owned by devotees. This is one of those properties, and this is an opportunity for devotees to own and enjoy an important buffer property sharing a 900 foot boundary with the Sanctuary. There is no other residence that has such a view of The Man of Radical Understanding retreat center and Fear No More zoo.

It is a property that invites community development because of its multiple facilities. In addition to the fine home, there are three other buildings. Also because of the size of the land, 20 acres, there are additional areas for further development as well.

The Home

Situated on an elevated platform of land and looks south directly overt The Man of Radical Understanding and the horse pastures for Fear No More Zoo, it started life as a 1993 manufactured home but has been completely and carefully remodeled since then with new concrete board siding, double pane windows, ¾ inch maple solid wood flooring, beautiful custom wood cabinets throughout the home including the kitchen, bathrooms and closets, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and tiled bathrooms.

The owner of the home is a skilled craftsmen of high-end cabinetry and the home and the other buildings all have fine wood cabinetry installed and will be left with the property.

There is extensive decking, a hot tub and landscaping around the home. There is also a large utility room that can also be used as an office.

The Garage

Next to the home is a garage of 672 square feet with 10 foot walls, concrete slab floor, and custom cabinets all around. Excellent workshop space, storage, garage of course, or could be converted into living space.

The Large Workshop

About 2000 square foot with high ceilings and a small studio apartment included. The shop spaces has 10 foot high side walls, in two sections with 14 foot high scissor trusses, and it is fully insulated with upgraded concrete board Hardie siding, 2 x 6 walls, so it allows for conversion to other purposes such as additional living space, an artist or performing studio, offices, storage or for all kinds of business purposes. There are two roll-up doors. There is plumbing for an additional bathroom. It is currently fully equipped as a professional cabinet shop. The equipment is not included in the sale, but can be purchased separately.

The Small Workshop

About 1000 square foot with 10 foot high side walls and a cathedral ceiling with handsome laminated wood beams, built-in shelving and a roll-up door. This currently does not have plumbing or insulation but also has potential for many different uses.

The Owners

Charles and Roxanne Sampson have developed this property from scratch. Charles is a skilled wood-worker and cabinet-maker and his energy and care for the property is obvious in the quality of the development, but especially, of course, in the cabinets in all the buildings.

The Well

65 gallons per minute, 165 feet deep. Storage tank. This is ample water for lots more development, agriculture, gardening or landscaping.

The Land

The lower part of the property where you first enter is level where the two shops are located. There is close to 2 acres here. There is also a winter creek that flows through here.

Then there is a raised platform where the home and garage are located that is elevated above the level area where the shops are, and looks over the Sanctuary.

The rest of the property slopes up behind this area to a private hilltop of another 3-4 acres of level or gently sloped cleared land with awesome panoramic views and is accessed by a loop road off Gray Rd part of which is shared by 3 other neighbors. This area invites further development because of the easy slope and the 360 degree views.

You can see Seigler or Letting Go Mountain, Mount Hannah, Mount Konocti and other hills and mountains into the distance. It is a wonderful spot for its natural qualities and it invites taking advantage of these with additional development. Power can easily be brought up to here, and the well water pumped up as well.

The Zoning

Rural Lands, which allows for a separate home of up to 1008 square feet from the main home anywhere on the property, or if the property is being used for agricultural purposes a second home of any size. There is limited restriction on other secondary buildings.

Asking Price

The asking price has been $495,000, which at today’s construction prices might only cover the development of the site. So, essentially the land is free.

This property is obviously waiting for a group of devotees to purchase It, just as Bhagavan Adi Da suggested in 1995. A reasonable estimate is that the property will rent for $2,350 monthly, with the two shops renting separately from the home, and showing a 5.7% gross return on the $495,000 asking price, though hopefully the property could be acquired for less, thereby increasing the return, with additional opportunity for capital gain when the market recovers. Bay Area and Lake County average residential price increases have been in the area of 17-23% since 2012.

For more information about this property, please contact Timothy Toye at (707) 928-5912, or email Timothy.