Custom built, mid-century dream home in the Heart of Oroville

  • $699,000
3165 Yard St, Oroville, CA 95966
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Custom built, mid-century dream home in the Heart of Oroville

3165 Yard St, Oroville, CA 95966
  • $699,000


Once owned by world champion boxer Bobby Chacon, this mid-century modern style home was designed for luxury and is the perfect space for a family or an at home business! Built in 1948 for the owner of the Feather Falls Sawmill, Mr. William Land, all interior woods were hand selected and are of the highest quality. To further his passion of orchid and camellia propagation, Mr. Land attached a greenhouse to the rear of the home and many of his camellia bushes can still be found around the garden. The home is nestled right in the heart of Oroville, California, which allows access to important amenities, while the established yard covers 4 city lots and provides the feel of a private resort. The .84 acre lot is its own oasis and offers plenty of privacy! Large picture windows frame the “secret garden” backyard, including a koi pond and built-in barbecue area. The original garden was designed and maintained by an Edinburgh, Scotland trained estate gardener. The house follows the traditional mid-century modern style of indoor/outdoor living, and garden enjoyment in all seasons. The large pool is perfect for entertaining friends or a nice, cool dip after a long day of work. Diving board, slide, and a pool house with bathroom and shower complete the package! Enter this warm and relaxing home and feel the “Frank Lloyd Wright vibes” throughout. Gorgeous redwood walls are the highlight of the library, which also boasts mahogany built-ins surrounding the brick fireplace. Just off the main room enjoy a spacious den with a second natural gas fireplace, additional built-ins, and views to the natural wooded side yard. This 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home will never leave you without space! Endless possibilities for any size family or someone looking to enjoy a spacious home office environment. Ample storage is provided with the many cupboards and cedar-lined closets, as well as three additional outside storage closets and a second garage on the back of the lot. This home has been well cared for over the years and enjoys many updates for modern conveniences. The kitchen was remodeled and new appliances added in 2018, including quartz countertops. New roof, pool resurface, electrical upgrades, and giant owned 12.21 kWp solar unit all new in 2018.  The large solar was added to support current power usage, as well as to provide opportunities for growth. The home comes with a second, attached lot where a manufactured home previously resided. The foundation and utilities on the second lot were all installed with permits and are still in place awaiting a new mother-in-law home, or bring in some additional income with an airbnb or rental property! Nest security cameras surround all sides of the home for added peace of mind.  

What we love…

  • Many surviving mid-century modern features. Even in the kitchen remodel, half of the original cabinets and wood countertops were preserved!
  • This is the perfect home for entertaining. 
  • Storage, storage, storage! 
  • Privacy, privacy, privacy! 
  • Grapes, oranges, and grapefruits grow in the yard. 
  • Within walking distance of historic downtown Oroville and other great local amenities including restaurants, Oroville Hospital, Oroville High School, and the library. 


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Mid-Century Modern
Updated on September 14, 2021 at 2:56 pm


  • Address 3165 Yard St.
  • City Oroville
  • State California
  • Zip/Postal Code 95966

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