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La Maisonnee

Santa Cruz
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1 & 1/2 acre yard set in hillside with forested area. Parking set up for guests with iron gate and stone pillars. Many meditation areas and a tree house in the forest. Pathways throughout, peacefully transitioning from one space to the next. Large working vegetable garden with deer fencing and large compost staging area. BBQ, dining and entertainment area on deck . Arches, walls, and planters all create the feel of many special areas throughout the yard. The feeling is of an old European estate, lovingly cared for and enjoyed!

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On June 30,2010 Steve said:

"Nanci, you know I love your home and yard, and I have watched you thru the years put together one project after another until this beautiful serene retreat developed and became my favorite place to visit. I also lived here for a short time, as a 2nd home when I worked for Nutri systems in San Jose and it was such a perfect place to come and unwind and feel welcomed and loved. You truely are a magician when it comes to creating a beautiful home and yard. Penni"

On June 30,2010 Sonya Ann Lee said:

"I am a spiritual advisor, and I feel such positive vibes from this home and yard. A place of peace and prosperity that welcomes visitors and allows all who come here to be in tune with the Universe. I think that I would love to meditate here, and use the open channel that resonates from these gardens and forest areas. "

On June 30,2010 Mark Delepine said:

"Beautiful gardens throughout. I like the repurposing of the redwood tub into the base for a fountain. After all the woodwork around there deserved to be preserved."

On June 29,2010 elsa hart said:

"I lived there years ago and got married there too! it's a lovely home and garden and has evolved over the years ... Nanci and Alain are the most lovely people! I'm blessed to know them."

On June 29,2010 Steve said:

"I've been to La Maisonnee and it is my FAVORITE place to visit. Always beautiful and tranquil and you feel like you are away from it all, and yet right near all the fun sites of Santa Cruz. I could spend a day just walking the trails, watching the birds and animals, and relaxing in the hammock and be very happy and comfortable. Steve"

On June 11,2010 YardShareBryan said:

"Love your place Nanci! Looks like a beautiful place in Santa Cruz...will have to bring Jen & the girls down to visit sometime!"

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