House Hunters Recap: Grape Adventure in Northern California

House Hunters Recap: Grape Adventure in Northern California

Kari and Pete are House Hunters who have been married for nearly 30 years. They have two adult daughters, Sydney (27) and Samantha (23). They currently live in Northern California, Roseville, CA. Roseville is a gated community about 20 minutes from Sacramento. Now that their daughters are away, Pete and Karia moved to this area to get a taste of the simple life. Though they love the Roseville community, Pete and Kari still want a bit of adventure.

Therefore, they want to find a new home that also doubles as a winery. Kari and Pete have a one million dollars max budget, but she would like to keep it under $995,000.

Wish Lists

Pete and Kari want a home near the Loomis area with at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It needs to double as a business and a home. The vineyard needs to be working so that they can immediately start their business. Pete and Kari want a large piece of property, 100 acres is Pete’s goal. The home needs an office space,and the couple is okay with renovations.

Hers: Karia wants a modern eclectic home with an open kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen.

His: Pete wants a craftsman style home with a garage.

House #1, $1.6 million

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This home has a Spanish style with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s a mixture of modern and classic. The first bathroom is outdated but has an old school charm about it. The home has many eclectic features like dutch tiles in the kitchen, a kiva fireplace, and high ceilings.

This home has a working vineyard with 20 acres of land. Along with the land, there is a tasting room attached to the home. The backyard also leads to a pond. The master bedroom is small but it has am amazing spa like bathroom that includes a soaking tub, stem area, and a large shower.

House #2, $925,000

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This home has a classic farmhouse design, but the inside is all modern. There is a big openness to the interior along with the large kitchen. The master bedroom has an angular shape to add to some of the quirky, cool architectural choices. This home is located in the Penryn area that’s known as citrus county. The citrus has been replaced in this home with the wine vineyard.

This vineyard isn’t working but has hobby grapes that could turn it into a full business. The home has a lot of brick fixtures, a nice outdoor space without a kitchen, and five acres of land. It also has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

House #3, $1.6 million

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This home is located in Loomis. It was built in 1933 and has 38 acres. It has three bedrooms but only a single bathroom. This ranch home has a lot of acres but not much workable space. The home is extremely outdated and in dismay. It would need a full renovation.

Decision Time: House #3 had good bones and lots of land but it would take a lot more money to renovate it. It was almost a crime that it had such a huge price tag. House #2 would have been our pick because the curb appeal and beautiful interior. However, it would take a lot of work to turn it into a functioning winery. House #1 had lots of character and a working vineyard. It was just over budget and needed renovations.

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Pete and Kari picked…House #1.

They ended up buying it for $1.15 million instead of $1.6 million. Kari and Pete already started working on getting their business functioning.

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