859 London Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Total # of Rooms: 16
Year Built: 1900
Interior: 5,000 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 192.00 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0475289
MLS ID: 81757997
Historic Curtner-Weller Ranch, also known as Rancho Higuera, in Milpitas, Santa Clara County, part of original Rancho Tularcitos. With 2 legal parcels, 26 & 166 A., neither in the Williamson Act. Stately palms wave high above, marking the traditional location of the ranch house. The 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath main house of approximately 5,000 square feet was built in 1900, designed by noted architect William Binder, and is a classic example of the Italian renaissance style of architecture. The main house could be modernized and used for many purposes, including a club house, a civic venue, a main residence or a private retreat.
The ranch features 3 smaller residences, 7 older barns, a stable, paddocks and machine shop. Privately located and set in heirloom gardens where quail and doves abound, there is a “secret garden” feel to the property that invites you to stroll around the once formal and functional paths leading to ponds, arbors and lemon trees. Established in the early days of the Santa Clara Valley, this 192 acre oasis, owned by the same family since 1868, is now available and ready to be enjoyed by a new era of Silicon Valley owners. The 5 acre pond with bass and bluegill, mallards, egrets, a family of geese, herons and other waterfowl. Red tail hawks soar above green pastures where cattle and deer still roam. Once a working ranch and farm, the Curtner-Weller Ranch with it’s beautiful rolling hillsides and pastures is adjacent to the fabulous Summitpointe Golf Course.
The land is zoned HS-D2 with low density, custom residential development preferred. A gushing, year-around natural spring supplies more than ample water for the ranch and provides riparian rights to the new owner.
Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley with ready access to all major locations in the East and South Bay areas, this well preserved and one of a kind property is just waiting to be re-discovered. All you need is a vision for the future while enjoying the splendors of the past!