Friday, January 18, 2013

House and property description

  • 80 secluded acres
  • Zoned “Exclusive Farm Use”
  • Gently sloping
  • Beautiful views
  • No close neighbors 
  • Location is 3 miles up gravel road, then 1 mile up dirt road that is not maintained by the County
  • Views – are of mountains, trees, elk feeding station 1 mile away
  • Wildlife – numerous deer and turkeys, a few elk, eagles, hawks,
  • Trees – numerous juniper, pine, some Douglas fir, larch, maple and willow in the garden area
  • Plentiful firewood on property
  • Nice picnic areas
  • Ride horses or hike up the road for miles without any traffic or neighbors
  • 1 mile to forest service land
  • 12 miles to Baker City – a town of 10,000 people
  • Large vegetable garden areas, beautiful perennial flower garden, fruit trees and huge raspberry area
  • Garden areas amended heavily with organic matter
  • Maximum snow depth in winter averages 1.5 feet

 Fenced areas
  • 20 acres approximately with water tank fed from spring
  • 5 acres approximately with water tank fed from spring
  • 5 acres near shop (can use water from well)
  • 2 acres protected with 7 foot deer fence in back of house
  • All acreages are very appoximate

  • Runs year around
  • Water rights
  • Water piping established underground to two livestock/wildlife tanks and above ground to garden area
  • Supplies us with our summer garden water

 Creek and pond
Pond depth is down in this photo
  • 10-15 minute walk from the house
  • Pond is approximately 100 feet in diameter and approximately 12 feet deep when full
  • Neighbor with water rights reduces pond depth some in the summer
  • Lots of poplar, fir and juniper trees near creek and pond
  • Nice picnic area
  • Small creek goes underground in the summer

  • Shop 24x32’ is a pole building with metal skin and electric power
  • Hay storage – Two pole buildings can hold 15 tons or more
  • Garden shed
  • Horse Tack shed
  • Carport 2-car /28 x 36’ with 6 x 10 storage room (lots of shelving).
  • 15 x 45 foot garden hoophouse (needs repairs) (and supports are in place for a 2nd one)
  • Animal pens


  • 1978 double-wide manufactured home
  • Metal snow roof
  • 1848 square feet
  • Master bedroom is large 13 x 15  
  • Master bath has sunken tub and walk-in shower
  • 2nd bedroom 11 x 11
  • 3rd bedroom  11 x 10
  • 2 baths (master and main)
  • Family room/Office
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Kitchen with stovetop & hood, double oven (new in 2009), dishwasher, garbage disposal (new in 2008)
  • Utility room with washer dryer, extensive storage and shelving
  • Pergo flooring in living room, kitchen, dining room and family room.
  • Forced air electric heat
  • Electric water heater
  • Woodstove
  • Snow roof installed in 2002 – it ended our need to shovel snow off of the roof!
  • Septic system replaced in 2008
  • Two wells – our documentation on depth is limited, but we believe they are 122 and 220 feet deep.  The pump was replaced on deep well in 2002.  We have never had a lack of water. 
  • Home was upgraded with lots of large vinyl windows
  • Beautiful brick patio
  •  Willow creek water rights are owned by three neighbors (we have rights to our spring though)
  •  Typical utility easement and road easement

This property sold in July of 2013.  I miss it terribly, but it was so much work.  Among my current projects are this vegetable gardening website with tons of great information: