These Stunning Sierra Foothills Homes Will Make You Green with Envy
June 5, 2019

These Stunning Sierra Foothills Homes Will Make You Green with Envy

The Sierra Nevada is one of the most scenic mountain ranges in California, and Sacramento is lucky enough to be in its shadow. Just minutes from the central city, the Sierra foothills are equally as scenic, with wild rivers and expansive oak- and pine-covered landscapes. The Sierra foothills are also home to many diverse communities, from Auburn to Placerville. If you’re looking to establish roots in these areas, check out the following swoon-worthy properties – they are sure to make you green with envy.

Coastal Range Views in Grass Valley

This 12-acre stunner in the forested foothills of Grass Valley has everything you’d want in a luxury home: a wraparound porch, theater room, covered outdoor kitchen and pool with a waterfall and spa. For the kiddos, it has a fenced playground and playhouse, and for the grownups, a 2,500-bottle wine cellar with its own dining room!

Custom Home on the Auburn Wine Trail

In the heart of Auburn’s wine-grown region, this 6-acre property is ideal for a vineyard or a home business. It has three shops/outbuildings, a pool and spa with a waterfall, and plenty of space to store your car collection or RV. Best of all, it has amazing views of the Sierra foothills!

Hilltop Estate Overlooking the Bear River

This custom home in Auburn is Sierra foothill living at its finest. It overlooks the Bear River, with expansive views of the oak-shrouded hillside. It has a gorgeous pool area complete with diving board and water slide, an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, a 2,400-square foot barn, even a guest house!

Five-Acre Oak-Dotted Estate

This private, gated home in the foothills near Lotus is made for those who love to be at one with nature. It features a large outdoor living area with a fireplace and expansive picture windows with views of the surrounding countryside. It sits on five acres and even has a three-bedroom, two-bath guest house.

Horse Property Near Folsom Lake

This private five-acre property in Newcastle is just minutes from the northern tip of Folsom Lake. It has a huge wraparound deck and large windows at every turn, offering views of the surrounding foothills. A large shop with rollup doors plus fencing and irrigation make it perfect for horse lovers or those wanting to keep a vineyard.

Ranch Style Home in Gated Community

This large Shingle Springs home is surrounded by six acres of natural beauty. It has views of the tree-dotted hillsides, a spacious back deck and sparkling pool. Have horses or animals? There’s a large pasture area and a barn with spacious stalls. Plus, it has fruit trees and a private gazebo.

American River Views

This high-tech home in Placerville is built with energy efficiency in mind. It has fire-resistant siding, 1’ thick insulated exterior cement walls, and a high-efficiency A/C system with four separate zones. Private guest quarters on the lower level have their own separate entrance. Best of all, a wraparound composite deck shows off views of the American River Canyon and Sierra Nevada!

Elegant Apple Hill Home

In the heart of Camino’s famous Apple Hill growing region, this impressive home sits on a beautifully landscaped property surrounded by pine trees. A lovely outdoor patio is perfect for relaxing after a long day, and the home is just minutes away from boating, fishing, bike trails and other outdoor activities.

Secluded Custom Home with Sierra Views

Imagine being surrounded by 20 lush acres of foothill grandeur! This home in Pilot Hill has a large deck perfect for entertaining, as well as a private deck off the master. It’s close to hiking and biking trails and is smack dab in between the North and South forks of the American River. Views of the mountains are around every corner!



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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.