There is already a lot of attention on this one! I’ll just give it a little more. The house at 1426 F St. is now bank owned and on the market. This would be one creepy listing to take on.
When I first moved to Midtown, Sacramento (Boulevard Park) in the early 2000’s I heard the stories of Dorthea Puente – especially because I had some friends that lived on the same block. As the story goes, in the late 1980’s, Dorthea, an older woman in her late 50’s, ran a boarding house with other elderly folks living there as borders. The live-ins did not have family or others that cared for them … the perfect situation for Dorthea to poison them and continue to collect their social security checks. Over time she got caught and the police dug up seven bodies in the backyard! Supposedly the neighbors had complained about a continued stench coming from her property over the years. And finally the social workers got suspicious when their clients began to disappear. Dorthea is in currently in prison – serving a life sentence for murder. For a fuller story, check out this recent article or this one for more details – or just search Dorthea Puente.
As disclosure laws go, one has to be up front with the history of a property, especially when it is as notorious as this one. And it would be hard to hide this one in the backyard. It’s interesting to note that the yard has been paved over – sort of like, let’s seal in whatever might lie beneath the surface.
Would you buy a home where a serial killer resided?
Is it going to sit on the market? Or sell quickly?
Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker
As I walk my neighborhood, I continue to be intrigued by the architecture. I am currently looking to replace my own front door and love to get ideas from what others have in place or have replaced.
Here are some snap shots of ones that caught my eye (but are not necessarily ones I’d pick for my own home).
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Old Sugar Mill – 2/20/10 [I love the way this snap shot I took came out, after adding a little sepia action]
On the way back from our excursion to Consumnes River Preserve, we decided to drive through Hood (yes, there is a town with this name, note just a slang term for a bad neighborhood) and “jump” over the river to Clarksburg to check out the Old Sugar Mill. I’ve heard about this place and know that some pretty decent grapes and wine come out of the area (Bogle‘s petite syrah is one of my favorites! Big band for the buck).
I will definitely be going back without the boys to do some wine tasting – I heard it’s free?
Has anyone tasted the wine offerings? Which do you like?
The Consumnes River Preserve is actually in north Galt… it only took us about 15-20 minutes to drive there from the downtown Sacramento area. We were looking for something to do outdoors with the kids on this Saturday. I Googled “‘nature walks” and this caught my attention. We packed a picnic and ate at the visitor center before we set out on the walk. The visitor center had helpful “rangers” (not sure what their official title is, but they were cool and jumped right in and showed the boys around and told about the different things to do). I love the note above the picture – Please Touch! This is the kind of exhibit I like.
All in all, a peaceful day and a nice, close get-away with the family. Oh and did I mention, it’s free!
Here are some other snap shots (below) I took while on the River Walk.
I hesitated to post this, but the world needs to know about good beer (and it’s Saturday). I was at the Shack (check out my review on Yelp) yesterday afternoon with a few friends and might have found my favorite beer ever….. Trappist Rochefort 8! OH YEAH! The monks sure know how to make beer and it was a religious experience. Beer Advocate also gives it an A+.
High end beer is now very comparable to wine in its complexity and nuance. It’s exciting to see several places in Sacramento, like the Shack and Pangaea stepping up to the plate in the world of Belgian beers.
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It’s always great to see things happening in our neck of the woods. Business thriving, homes restored, and new things coming to life all around us. The local women’s gym, Figure 8, seems to be a big hit. For the last month they have been undergoing a face lift, redoing their storefront and perhaps reconfiguring the entrance. This renovation should be an attractive upgrade to the already thriving neighborhood.
Stay tuned for the finished product.
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