Along with a gentleman's handshake, the land was purchased in 1977 from an elderly man with rich stories of bootlegging caves, gold miners and how nine families survived on the property during the great depression. The current home was built by the husband and wife in 1997 and he is a construction contractor by trade. From the zip code, the property is considered Magalia, but more accurately, the location is an unincorporated area called Lovelock, California, 2.5 miles southwest of Stirling City and lies at an elevation of 3,136 feet in the western foothills of Sierra Nevada. The property has much to explore, wild harvesting is abundant with berry bushes, turkey tail mushrooms, many fruit and nut trees, herbs and so much more, both native and planted landscaping over the years. There are nearby hiking trails located minutes away, as well as designated snowmobile trails and flumes with adjacent walking trails. A white Christmas is truly a possibility. Nearby is a nationally recognized park called Clotilde Merlo Park which offers acres of beautifully manicured grassy areas to walk or play, footpaths, large ponds with ducks, barbecues, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and a couple dozen beautiful bronze statues. The nearby Philbrook Reservoir is a hot spot for fishing and exploring nature at its best. If boating is something you enjoy, Lake Oroville is not far and is the second largest reservoir in California. It's an oasis of outdoor activities such as, camping/equestrian campsites, boating, fishing, guided tours/self guided tours, waterfalls and swimming. The home itself is beautiful, private, and has so much to offer. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom and bathroom leading out to a beautiful second story deck with a view! The exposed pine ceiling in both the living room and downstairs bedroom is truly gorgeous. Enjoy the very large garage, RV parking with hookups and the large shop with a huge rollup door. Don't miss the 16 Kw Generac generator to supply you with backup power in case of an outage. There are two wells on the property one just for a backup and the other also consists of a 2500 gallon storage tank. There are multiple future home sites on the second parcel. One area has been cleared up above for a future home site that could have a magnificent view of the valley. This is a truly magical place to call home.