The Hacienda is a re-imagined ranch rambler--- chef owned with a big open kitchen, 6+ acres of untilled, never sprayed, organic land. Herb vegetable and flower gardens, Rare trees, mature hardwoods and plenty of birdsong. 5000 sq ft of interior space 3bedrooms/3.5 full spa style baths, the home has been completely updated and modernized over the 13 years that I have owned it. It is a fully permitted business and event space with a family home and an additional apartment on site.
This is the former Milam Residence from the concrete block manufacturer and bon vivant of his day in 1959. Overbuilt for the county from day one! This solid block home made with special aggregate block that doesn't sweat and keeps it cool in summer and warmer in winter with good solar gain almost like adobe.
Many artists and crafts people have visited over the years. Much of their handiwork is around. Custom heart pine countertops, custom welded iron screen doors, recycled wood fences of felled trees and pallets. Hand laid custom mosaic flooring in the bath...this is definitely not a builder basic.
The land is lush and full of wildlife, birds and butterflies. No pesticides have ever been used nor fertilizer. My aim is sustainability. I take care of the land and the land takes care of me. It is a wonderful place to unplug (even though we have WiFi)
There are several No Mow zones and native grasses, herbs and flowers are encouraged to go wild here for soil regeneration and water conservation as well as providing habitat for critters, insects, pollinators and tons of birds. I am proud of what has evolved after many years of careful pruning, re-wilding, path making and soil regeneration.
Many different varieties of Japanese Maple, Hemlock, Magnolia and Cypress thrive here. There are many fruit trees as well. In my mind there are no "weeds" and I don't know about you, but I'd rather see a field of bee feeding flowers than a flat lifeless lawn and its accompanying gas powered noisy machines any day.