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July 17, 2014

Heinrich Ranch in Clovis for sale

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BoNhia Lee on what's going down and going up in the Valley market

Ever wonder what’s behind that ornate iron gate along Tollhouse Road, northeast of Clovis, on the way to Auberry?

It’s the Heinrich Ranch, a 2,000-acre property complete with horse training facility, a 9-hole practice golf course, grazing land for cattle, a helicopter pad, a soft runway for airplanes, a late 1800s historical wagon station and a deeded gold mine.

Oh, and there’s a 9,770-square-foot Mediterranean-style house built in 1992.

The property is for sale. The cost: $11.9 million.

Buy the entire thing or sell it off later in pieces, said Chris Fitzpatrick, owner of Pacific Land Corporation, the broker selling the house.

A long winding road behind the front gates lead to the six-bedroom, seven full-bathroom and two half-bath house which sits on a hilltop with views of the Valley.

In addition to a formal living room, dining room, a gourmet kitchen and a library, the house has 2,000-bottle wine cellar and a gym. A pool and spa overlook the rolling hills.

The ranch has a 4-acre bass pond, a professional horse race track, lab office and barns with space for 38 horses. There are irrigated pastures, a metal shop with car lift, and boat and car storage.

If the property sells this year it would become one of the most expensive homes ever sold in the area, said Joe Sciarrone, of London Properties, who sold four of the area's five most expensive homes last year.

In 2013, the most expensive house sold was a $2.8 million home on Reno Avenue, north of Clovis, near the foothills.

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BoNhia Lee is a business reporter who has covered the ups and downs of the residential and commercial real estate market for The Bee since 2009. Contact her at or 559-441-6495.

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