Leave the city life behind and prepare to de-stress at this fabulous riverfront property along the Kern River.
Described as one of 18 small towns around Los Angeles that you should absolutely visit, according to online publication Curbed Los Angeles, Kernville is one of the state’s best destinations for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Replace that smoggy city sky with fresh air under clear blue skies and enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, camping and more surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Sequoia National Forest and its 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Located just three hours north of Los Angeles and about five hours south from the Bay Area, Kernville is 50 miles east of Bakersfield on Highway 178.
The property is also about a seven-minute drive to Lake Isabella where you can find a ton of outdoor activities as well from fishing, boating, and sailing to water skiing, windsurfing and jet skiing. There are also three marinas.
Rejuvenate your mind and spirit and enjoy the melodic sounds of the Kern River meandering along the undisturbed valley from the comfort of this exceptional property at 606 Sirretta St. where top-rated finishes and amenities are featured throughout.
Two lots were combined to create this unique .78-acre setting for this home custom built in 2006. It boasts more than 10,300 square feet of flexible living space. An ideal retirement destination, vacation home, corporate retreat or family compound, the property includes a single-level main house featuring about 4,400 square feet, in addition to expansive guest quarters with full kitchen, an executive office, and about a 3,000-square-foot lower-level basement with private entry and ideal space for the home gym and its current wine cellar with a capacity of more than 250 bottles.
There are currently five bedrooms, including the Governor’s Room, where the late Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn would reside during his visits, and two master suites. There are also six full bathrooms and two powder rooms. High ceilings, hardwood flooring, crown molding and oversize windows are featured throughout as well as used brick and river rock.
A spectacular floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace with raised hearth soars to the top of the dramatic vaulted ceiling in the great room. Windows on either side echo the pitch of the ceiling and frame the captivating and unobstructed river and mountain views. A large well-appointed kitchen features lots of granite counter space, a butcher block island, double ovens, six-burner range with stainless backsplash, and lots of custom cabinetry and an adjoining casual dining area.
A full walk-around 1800s bar lifted from a Nevada saloon creates an ideal entertaining space across from a wall of view windows.
An executive office spans the width of a four-car garage and features a vaulted tongue and groove ceiling with exposed beams and view windows.
Expansive covered decks offer plenty of outdoor entertaining or relaxation space and also overlook the Kern River and open park — land on the other side of the river.
The property also features a sweeping paver driveway and five-car garage with an extended and expanded bay to accommodate RV parking.
Grab your fishing pole and stroll to the edge of the river.
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Price: $1,949,000Where: 606 Sirretta St., KernvilleListing agents: Janine Maples, Rodeo Realty, License #01091323 310-261-8019, Debbie Chealander, EDL Properties, License #01713919 760-490-0340