Vast American River Canyon Estate Offered for the First Time

Spectacular 220-acre property set high on the bluffs of the American River Canyon listed for $20 million

The 220 acre American River Canyon Estate is now available for $20 million. Offering peaceful seclusion with expansive views, the private estate is just five minutes from town of Auburn in the Sierra foothills.

The estate consists of a main residence set on the bluff, a large guest house, a caretaker’s home, multiple outbuildings, a massive car stable with room for more than 20 vehicles, and a 4,800-square-foot workshop and tool house.

The property is fully fenced for livestock and includes a large, enclosed garden, beautifully landscaped grounds, endless hiking trails, its own water supply, and staggering views.

Private lake and river access provide hours of recreation. A rolling expanse of land surrounds the estate, ideal for realizing dreams of a winery, personal playground, retreat center, family vacation spot or even a development opportunity with subdivision potential.

The main residence designed by Brent Smith features a large courtyard entry with hand-forged iron, reclaimed herringbone brick and landscaping by award-winning Yamasaki Landscape Architecture. Unexpected details in this custom home include salvaged clear heart redwood beams and mantle, a cedar barrel ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, unparalleled canyon and water views, and abundant natural light.

Brazilian cherry hardwood guides the way into a recently updated kitchen featuring an island, Thermador Pro Grand commercial oven with custom hood, commercial sink, extra-large Miele side-by-side refrigerator and freezer plus a walk-through butler’s pantry with its own refrigerator and freezer.

Beyond is a gentleman’s lounge and impressive granite bar with room for 10, along with a pool table and fireplace. Additionally on the main floor are three bedrooms with walk-in closets, including one ADA suite, two full bathrooms and a substantial laundry room.

The entire second story is a luxurious and private owner’s suite illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows, with vast canyon views beyond. Within the suite is a fireplace and observation room with wrap-around French doors and water views, and an expansive cedar-lined dressing room with custom closet. A spacious spa-like bathroom with calacatta marble includes a two-person tub and steam shower, dual sinks, custom mirrors and a separate linen closet.

From sunrise to sunset, the main residence’s enormous east- and west-facing terraced patios showcase outdoor living at its finest. Dramatic, panoramic views from the estate’s perch on the bluff give onlookers views of the sublime American River and verdant valley below.

Miles of breathtaking scenery replete with wildlife can be seen from the upstairs, west-facing patio. A full kitchen with leathered granite finishes, a prep sink, grill, misters, power shades, speakers and a custom iron pergola with lights and fan make it ideal for hosting parties.

Sunrises are ethereal from the residence’s east-facing patio, which also features an observation pavilion and fireplace.

In 2018, the residence was updated with new plumbing and electric, as well as a new roof, plaster and stucco. A custom surveillance security system, two 1,000-gallon underground propane tanks, a commercial hot water boiler, radiant heat, copper rain gutters and downspouts, fiber optics, three-phase power and a generator add to the main residence’s appeal.

Guests can enjoy 2,693 square feet of living space in the two-story Carriage House. They may find the river views seen through walls of windows, large kitchen, three baths, laundry room and potential for four bedrooms upstairs difficult to leave.

On the first floor, a 5,124-square-foot car stable is every collector’s dream with an office, multiple work bays with forklift access, full bath and a designated room for washing, painting and detailing.

Nearby is a 4,800-square-foot workshop and tool house, with 810 square feet of breezeway, one bath and RV storage with sewer dump and hookups. On the edge of the estate is a private, 2,200-square-foot caretaker’s residence with three bedrooms, two baths, a three-car garage and exceptional canyon views from its considerable deck.

This one-of-a-kind property is represented by Overall & Hamilton Group with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty and now on the market for $20,000,000. Click here to watch the video.

For details contact Breck Overall or Jeff Hamilton with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty at 800.913.8172, email or visit