Be Wowed by These Unique Properties for Sale in the Sacramento Area
January 28, 2022

Be Wowed by These Unique Properties for Sale in the Sacramento Area

When is a home more than a home? When it’s a vineyard. Or an orchard. Or a mountain retreat. For most buyers, shopping for a home means shopping for a place to raise a family or enjoy retirement. But some are seeking properties that serve other purposes. Whether commercial income or living the dream as a race car driver, there are plenty of homes for sale throughout the greater Sacramento area that fit the bill. Following are some of the most unique, one-of-a-kind homes for sale in Sacramento and beyond.


Restored Victorian Complex

Built in 1883, this cheerful Victorian home in Auburn is full of historic charm, including colorful gables, a covered porch and hardwood floors. But it also has modern luxuries like walk-in closets, heated marble floors and an insulated three-car garage, not to mention an unfinished basement just waiting to be transformed into useable space. There are even two additional dwelling units on the property!


Furnished Riverfront Cabin

Imagine owning your own piece of Sierra Nevada paradise! This private, luxury cabin sits along the American River in Twin Bridges in El Dorado County. In true cabin style, it has timbered interiors, a river rock fireplace and a wraparound porch, but it also has modern conveniences like stainless steel appliances, a whole house vacuum and DSL/satellite.


Vineyard Estate Living

Petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, merlot or cab franc? This unique property in Placerville grows them all on its nearly 38-acre estate known as Rooster Ridge Vineyards. The main house is 5,550 square feet with views of the Sierra. There’s a lake on the property as well as a barn with a living area, and, of course, a massive wine cellar.

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Urban Sanctuary

Restaurants, art galleries and farmers’ markets are within walking distance of this sleek, multi-level home in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. You can embrace city living with this corner home featuring designer finishes like electronic curtains and floating custom built-ins, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows.


Railroad Boarding House

Own a piece of history in this remodeled home that once served as a boarding house for railroad workers in Roseville. Built in 1920, the home is awash in vintage charm, like built-in cabinetry and original light fixtures. It has two kitchens — one on each floor — and would be great for multigenerational housing.


Race Car Warehouse

The possibilities are endless at one-of-a-kind property in Placerville, which features 10 acres and an 8,300 square foot warehouse that was once used to service race cars! The roll-up doors make it a good choice for car enthusiasts, but it can also be transformed into a shop. The living area has three bedrooms and three baths, plus an open-concept living room and kitchen.


Railtown Compound

This 20-acre property in Placerville is a private mountain escape. Surrounded by forest, the log home has a wrap-around porch, pool, and built-in barbecue. But beyond the home is something unlike any other: a miniature train track that winds passengers through the property. There’s even a unique cave bar with views of the pond.

Colorful Midtown Victorian

This quaint midtown Victorian retains its historic charm with original woodwork and period tile. There are actually two buildings on the property, with six units, making it an ideal choice for residential income. Or, refurbish it as a single-family home and call it your own!


Woodland Walnut Orchard

Did you know walnuts are one of California’s top crops? They are nearly a billion-dollar industry. You can own your own piece of the [walnut] pie with 132-acre, fully mature walnut orchard in Yolo County, just minutes from downtown Woodland. There’s water, sprinkler and a full solar system to help offset electric costs.

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Luxury Farmhouse

Ever dreamed of living off the land? This 10-acre property in Shingle Springs may be for you. It has open fields for horses or other farm animals, plus a fenced-in garden area. The spacious home has all the modern amenities like heated floors, a chef’s kitchen and a butler’s pantry. There’s even an elevator shaft and a basement with a wine cellar.


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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.