The country home of Charles Rauch, situated in the K-C Ranchettes development, was built in 1987 and purchased in 2001 by Mr. Rauch. The house was originally to be a weekend retreat from the toils of Mr. Rauch’s law practice in Silicon Valley. The retreat evolved into a “resort” with the additions of a swimming pool, spa, putting green, large outdoor kitchen under a spacious cabana, outbuildings and extensive dog kennels for family pets. After selling his Bay Area law practice in 2005, Mr. Rauch came to his country home, and began a local law practice in a separate building on the grounds – now a very short 95 yard commute to work!
In 2013, Mr. Rauch extensively remodeled the interior of the home and engaged Larry Shaw of Valley View Interiors of Sutter Creek for guidance to create this lovely custom decorated home. Original oil paintings, hand-knotted rugs and unique accessories and furniture were selected including a Theodore Alexander 20th century Italian dining table.
The downstairs guest bedroom to the left of the stairs is decorated with the theme of the great outdoors. A large print of wolves hangs behind a dark brown leather love seat. Roman shades of deer and animal print Toile’ grace the room. Upstairs, in the master suite, a West Indies style four-poster bed with custom bedding complement the dramatic area rug. An interesting Eglomise’ chest and Roman shades create a calming retreat. The master bath features a very large spa steam/shower and circa 1910 freestanding claw foot tub.
The mud room/laundry room portion of the remodel will be the envy of all with the spacious countertops, large island and adjoining bathroom with 8’ steam/shower.
The hilltop has been cleared to be fire-safe and the magnificent old oak trees have been manicured and preserved as focal points in the new landscaping. In 2009, artificial green turf was added to conserve water, especially important in the current drought situation.
Exiting outdoors, guests will enjoy the Home Tour Tea and the quilt raffle of AAUW Amador’s 43rd annual Home Tour.