Mountain Retreat For Sale
Flourishing, Well-Maintained Grounds; Pristine Views of Mt. Shasta and one mile from the town of Mt Shasta
The Structure and Facilities
Situated adjacent to the magnificent 4000-plus square-foot home (with a separate double garage} on this peaceful, five-acre sanctuary at the base of the majestic Mt. Shasta, in Northern California, is a single-structure, 1500-square-foot light filled space, built in 2002 and consecrated as a meditation temple soon thereafter by Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. A small, private individual retreat room/ studio with a private entrance, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a shower adjoins the main room. The main room has a separate, single restroom and a coat and storage closet situated inside.
An Environment of Splendor
A Working Lavender Farm
The property also incorporates a full-fledged working lavender farm, with 2500 lavender plants supported by drip irrigation. Over many years, the owners of the property have continued to grow and harvest lavender and then distill the essential oil from the five varieties of the plant, including Lavandula Augustifolia, with the varieties Folgate, Sachet, Hidcote Superior, Melissa, and Spike, in addition to the French lavender known as Lavandula Intermedias Grosso.
A Wide Variety of Trees, Plants, Flowers and an Orchard
In addition to supporting a full array of colorful oaks, evergreens, and flower gardens, the property has a fenced orchard that contains a blueberry patch with twelve plants and a variety of fruit trees, including two cherry, two apple, two pear, two plum, and one peach tree.
Two 17-Foot Stupas
The entire environment, indoors and out, is blessed with the predominant presence of two 17-foot stupas,which were authentically constructed on site and fully consecrated under the guidance of Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, who is particularly renowned in the world of Tibetan Buddhism for his knowledge and mastery with such undertakings.
One of these two large stupas, known as an “Enlightenment Stupa,” and built in 1998, is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. The other large stupa, which is situated immediately adjacent to the Enlightenment Stupa, is known as a “Long Life Stupa.” It was erected in 2006 and dedicated to the feminine principal represented by Guru Rinpoche’s spiritual consort, Mandarava.
A Place of Endless Blessings to Benefit All
The studio space, house and grounds are imbued with the blessings of many high Tibetan Buddhist lamas who have visited and taught on site over the past sixteen years, ever since the present owners first acquired the land. The owners hold the humble yet vast intention that this sacred space will continue to flourish in the future, to the benefit of all.
The Bed, Bath, and Other Rooms (Ground and Second Level)
The spacious, carefully maintained home has five bedrooms, including two master bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet. Situated on the second floor, the master rooms are adjoined with a master bath, a separate shower, and a spa-grade soaking tub positioned to offer a spectacular view of the mountain. Each master bedroom has a private balcony facing Mt Shasta. The house has two additional full bathrooms (one on the second level and one on the ground level) and an additional half-bath, or washroom (located just off the kitchen, on the ground level), to comfortably accommodate family, friends, and other guests.
The two master bedrooms and two additional, separate bedrooms are situated on the second level, and, for easy access, a fifth bedroom (which could also be used as a library and media room), and full bath are situated on the ground level. In addition to the four designated bedrooms, the second level also has a large separate room that can easily accommodate a home office. A laundry room with washer and dryer is located on that level as well.
In addition to the ground-level bedroom with a separate full bath and easy outside deck access, the main level features hardwood floors; a cozy great room with a stone fireplace and hearth; an adjoining dining area that can comfortably seat twelve; an adjacent sunroom; and, a full-size gourmet kitchen.
The kitchen has a large center work island and wet bar; marble countertops; a six-burner Viking gas range; a separate double oven; a Bosch dishwasher; a closeted pantry; a breakfast nook; and, a mud room that offers easy access to the great room as well as to the washroom, the small kitchen foyer, and the side and main entryways.
The Exterior of the House
The exterior of the house incorporates spacious decks at the front and rear sides and a smaller deck on a third side. The walls of the house support numerous large windows on all sides that allow streams of direct as well as filtered sunlight to enhance the interior and reveal the spectacular views of the ever-changing display of seasons against the splendor of the mountain backdrop.
A Place of Endless Blessings to Benefit All
The temple, house and grounds are imbued with the blessings of many high lamas who have visited and taught on site over the past sixteen years, ever since the present owners first acquired the land. The owners hold the humble yet vast intention that this sacred space will continue to flourish in the future, to the benefit of all.