16538 Estralita Dr
Sonora, CA 95370

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Step back in time to the rustic charm of the 1940s, reimagined for modern living in this
meticulously remodeled miner's cabin. Stripped down to the studs and rebuilt with
contemporary elegance in 2021, this gem in Cedar Ridge is a testament to timeless
design and comfort.
Wrapped in fire-resistant cement board siding, topped with a sleek metal roof, and
adorned with new rock trim, this cabin exudes durability and style. The inviting fireplace,
also newly refurbished, stands as the heart of the home, promising cozy evenings and
warm gatherings under a soaring wood ceiling.
Inside, discover a sanctuary of comfort and convenience. Every detail has been
thoughtfully considered, from the new furnace and air-conditioning ensuring year-round
comfort to the all-new windows and doors inviting natural light and fresh air. With
sleeping space for six, indoor laundry facilities, and ample parking, every aspect of
modern living is seamlessly integrated.
Nestled on a half-acre lot, the entire property is enclosed by a new, sturdy cedar fence,
offering privacy and security. Just steps away, immerse yourself in the tranquility of
Cedar Ridge's private lake, complete with a sandy beach and barbecue areas perfect
for lazy weekends and summer celebrations.
Conveniently located, this retreat is only 20 minutes from downtown Sonora, providing
easy access to shops, dining, and entertainment. For outdoor enthusiasts, Dodge Ridge
Ski Area is a scenic 45-minute drive, while the iconic Yosemite National Park entrance
is just 90 minutes away, beckoning with its majestic beauty and endless adventures.
With its perfect blend of vintage allure and modern amenities, this cabin is not just a
home but a lifestyle. Prepare to be captivated by its charm—it's like a page out of Dwell
Magazine, ready to welcome you home.

1940’s Miner’s cabin fully re-built from the studs up

Very large driveway that can fit many cars and has room for turnaround
Could easily accommodate large RV parking

Over half an acre lot with lots of open useable space
Over 50 trees removed to open area for better sunlight and to ensure more mature trees could live and grow
Trees limbed to meet fire hazard standards
Property has met and cleared expectations from fire department on all annual checks
Old cement Koi pond removed and filled in with dirt
Old front and side deck removed
Firewood galore comes with property

New 6’ cedar fence surrounding entire property except driveway
36” entrance gate
10’ double door entrance gate at back of driveway allows you to pull RV or cars into back of the lot behind fence if desired.
Front and back yard are separate with 36” gates on each side of house
Great yard for dogs to run around freely

New metal roof with snow guards, including OSB & foam insulation
New skylight in main room and loft area
New cement board siding that is fire resistant
New aluminum windows (meet California standards)
New double pane exterior doors (meet California standards)
New skirt boarding and manufactured rock along bottom of house for decoration and protection from winter elements
New manufactured stone installed on chimney for same design look
**two pallets of additional manufactured stone come with property – they were originally planned to use for garage that was to be added to property so that design could match house
New French drain installed on left corner of house (in front of the 3 windows and wraps around side of house)

Post & Pier Foundation:
Re-stabilized and leveled current piers and added additional post & piers for added stabilization

New electrical box installed for greater capacity to allow additions onto house (ie, hot tub, garage, etc.)
New wiring throughout entire house
New generator invertor plug included (on back right corner of house near air conditioning unit)
Had PG&E come out to re-set main line from street and stabilize appropriately

Water Heater:
New on-demand water heater

HVAC added throughout house
New propane gas furnace installed
New air conditioning unit
New electrical thermostat with home/away settings

New roll insulation through all walls of the house

New wood burning fireplace insert
New chimney insert tube inserted in chimney
New rock and slab fireplace hearth
New mantle created
New insert shelving area and cedar shelves

New Pergo waterproof laminate with backside insulation and membrane laid throughout house (except bathroom)

New drywall & mud in main room, hallway, laundry room, and bathroom
Cedar panels saved in 2nd room and bedroom, had additional cedar panels milled to match where replacements were needed.

Original cedar ceiling saved, sanded, and stained to match throughout house
Extra stabilization added to beam structure with black hardware
Skylights added in main room and loft

New ceiling fan and light installed in main room and 2nd room
New lighting fixtures throughout entire house with dimmers in main rooms

New, matching gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave
New deep farmhouse sink
New Kitchen island installed
New butcherblock counter tops
New cabinets
New insert utensil area for additional storage use
New cedar shelves stained to match counter tops

New custom built cedar wood ladder and pipe railings

New corner shower and fixtures
New tile on walls
New sink and fixtures
New light/heat/vent
New Toilet
Cedar board and hooks for towels installed
New barn door installed

New large storage cabinets, drawer cabinets, and wood counter top inserted
New cedar board and hooks for coats installed

Small storage space above hallway

Ceiling stained to match rest of house
Custom metal bars attached to beans for extra stability and weight coverage for loft
Closet updated with shelf and hang bar

Laundry Room:
New large capacity stack washer and dryer (electrical)

Honda 3000is gas genitor included with property sale (plugs into the installed generator plug and can run house electrical (except clothes dryer)

1,000 gallon, concrete, four lid tank in good condition
Suggested to be pumped every 2.5 years with full time use
Serviced by El Dorado Septic Service
Checked 10/2016
Checked 3/2021

*** All furnishings are available and can be negotiated separately from the home purchase ***

Cedar Ridge Neighborhood information:
Private gated lake with key card access
Lake is usually filled and open usually open early May – August.
Beach area
Barbeque area
Snack bar and game room open during weekends
Dogs allowed during certain hours
$275 annual fee per household for access, use, maintenance (note this is NOT an HOA)

Internet: Comcast
Propane: Campora
Water: TUD
Electric: PG&E
Garbage: Waste Management

Nearby attractions:
5 min walk to Stanislaus national Forest (just at the end of Kelz Mine Rd. in the neighborhood
15 min to Twain Harte
20 min to Sonora
25 min to Black Oak Casino Resort & Elevate indoor action park
30 min to Lyons Reservoir
30 min to Chicken Ranch Casino Resort
30 min to Indigeny Reserve Apple Orchard and Distillery
30 min to Arthur Michael’s Vineyard & Winery
30 Min to Columbia
40 min to Pinecrest Lake & Strawberry Village
45 min to Murphy’s
45 min to Dodge Ridge Ski area
45 min to Snow Play park
1 hour to Beardsley Lake
1.5 hour to Yosemite National Park Big Oak Flat entrance

  • $379,900
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms


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