Square feet: 4,312
Description: A lovely, custom-built on 20 acres of rolling hillside, this family house has some cool features like fan lights, clerestory windows, a pergola-roofed deck and a stone fireplace.
Even though it's, basically, a single-level home, there are a few short flights of stairs that nicely break up the home into separate areas. There's also a guest suite on a lower level.
The property comes with two barns and is completely fenced. If the buyer wants to have horses, the set-up is perfect. There are also two ponds, the smaller one with a resident koi collection.
Although this is a large, attractive house with excellent features and a great setting, the reader may be wondering at this point what makes it cool enough to make this list. The answer can be found in the old real estate mantra covering the three most important criteria in selecting a home: location, location, location. This home is 40 miles east of Sacramento in the town of, you guessed it, Cool, Calif.
For more information: Timberline Realty