Day 31: A Hidden Gem

When you hear the name FresYes, what comes to mind?

  • Downtown revitalization?
  • The majestic mountains surrounding us?
  • Our top notch university?
  • The incredible artistic talent that resides here?

All of those things are a part of what makes Fresno and Clovis special, but they are also incredibly visible. What about the things that aren’t so obvious?

One of my favorite aspects of this blog is that I have discovered parts of Fresno and Clovis that I never knew existed. I’ve lived here four decades, so I truly didn’t think there were any stones left unturned, but I’ve been proven wrong time and time again. Granted, Clovis was never my native stomping ground growing up, but still. After all these years, I truly thought that I knew my way around here pretty well.

One such pleasant surprise is a neighborhood tucked away near Gettysburg and Temperance. I have never given this part of Clovis much thought. I know that new homes are being built near there, but what I did not know is that there is a pocket of beautiful homes on large lots, complete with mature landscaping and unique design. The homes in this neighborhood are 10-15 years old, but with the huge lots and established foliage, it feels more like a mature neighborhood than new tract home community.


“Beautiful 2 story home on very large lot in quiet neighborhood on Cul Du Sac. Built in 2006 the home has 4064 Sq ft. Room off entry way can be an office or bedroom. 3 more bedrooms upstairs. Master has large additional space attached. Granite counters in Kitchen and Masterbath. Open game room upstairs. 18,126sq ft.lot. Room to do anything. Master could be split to make 5th bedroom.”


The house I toured is a two story, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4000 sq ft wonder! The bottom story has beautiful tile floors with custom detailing, a granite fireplace, and a very modern kitchen with backsplash to match the floor tile. In addition to the kitchen and enormous pantry, the lower level has a living room, formal dining room, and another space that could be a second living room, game room, isolated bedroom, or office.

Going up to the second floor, you will find three bedrooms and a master suite that is worthy of royalty. The main section of the room is an oversized bedroom with a fireplace, walk-in closet large enough to be a bedroom, and a luxurious bathroom. The bedroom has an extension that is very nearly the same size as the main room. I imagine this area could be set up as a lounge or reading nook.  It could easily even be partitioned off into an additional bedroom. Hands down, my favorite part of the second floor…the laundry room. It’s a standard laundry room with some counter space and a sink, but it’s ON THE TOP FLOOR! Why, oh why don’t more builders consider the pain of lugging laundry up and down stairs? Such a simple luxury.

The backyard is expansive and looks like a neighborhood park with mature trees. There is also a side yard that is fenced off which could a perfect area to construct an in-ground swimming pool, or add a basketball or tennis court.  I had my son with me when I toured this house and he went nuts over that yard.

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