House of the Day: A Naturally Spectacular Rancho


The problem with most ranches, at least for this city slicker, is that they look so, well, ranch-y. The Mill Creek Ranch in Red Bluff, Calif., just listed at $29.5 million, would be a spectacular Spanish-style home no matter where you built it. Having it on more than 25,000 deeded acres and surrounded by the splendor of the Lassen National Forest and the Ishi Wilderness just elevates its standing.

The 7,800-square-foot Spanish Colonial has stone archways, tiled murals, handsome wood built-ins, more fireplaces than you have fingers, a gourmet kitchen and resort-style pool.