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By Mike Hazlip–
The historic 14-Mile Roadhouse on Auburn Boulevard is for sale again after changing owners last year and getting an extensive interior remodel.
Records show the former inn and roadhouse was previously listed in 2018 before the owner finally took it off the market. It was relisted in the beginning of August for $499,900, and is now listed at $475,000.
Listing agent Ron Benning describes the house as cute and historical, saying it had been extensively remodeled.
“The property has been painstakingly updated while keeping much of the original charm,” Benning writes on the home’s listing on Realtor.com. “Most of the major big-ticket items were updated in recent years.”
A previous report from The Sentinel shows the quarter-acre property at 6540 Auburn Blvd. was listed for $340,000 in June 2018, but spent much of the year without a buyer.
Benning said in a phone interview on Thursday that a mother and daughter acquired the property last year with plans to move in together. Records show it sold for $292,500, and Benning said the pair spent significant time and money on improvements while keeping the history of the home intact, but decided to sell the house when their plans changed.
The 2,100-square-foot home boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with two separate living units — one upstairs and one down. Men and women used separate entrances in earlier years when the home was used to house travelers along Auburn Boulevard.
Unusual and historic properties can present a challenge to sellers, as finding the right buyer can be difficult.
“A lot of this is about just trying to expose it to as many people as we can.” Benning said, adding the ideal buyer is someone who will appreciate the house and want to preserve its history.
The 14-Mile House was originally constructed between 1849 and 1851 and is believed to be the oldest wooden structure in Sacramento County, according to historical records. Previous owners include the Lauppe family and the Van Maren family, for whom corresponding local streets are named. Predated only by Sutter’s Fort and a few structures in Old Sacramento, the 14-Mile House has sheltered gold rush travelers, wagon train teamsters, farm laborers, and families for over 160 years.
The property once encompassed hundreds of acres of farm land that has been transformed into apartments and residential communities over the years. A historical document from the city shows the land once produced wheat, barley, almonds, and a vineyard, but the soil became depleted by the 1950s.
The last few acres surrounding the house were developed into The Oaks at Arcade Creek community in the early 2000s, leaving only the house and the last quarter acre of land remaining.
To view additional details and photos of the home, click here.
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