Day 31: A Hidden Gem

One of my favorite aspects of this blog is that I have discovered parts of Fresno and Clovis that I never knew existed. I’ve lived here four decades, so I truly didn’t think there were any stones left unturned, but I’ve been proven wrong time and time again.

When you hear the name FresYes, what comes to mind?

  • Downtown revitalization?
  • The majestic mountains surrounding us?
  • Our top notch university?
  • The incredible artistic talent that resides here?

All of those things are a part of what makes Fresno and Clovis special, but they are also incredibly visible. What about the things that aren’t so obvious?

One of my favorite aspects of this blog is that I have discovered parts of Fresno and Clovis that I never knew existed. I’ve lived here four decades, so I truly didn’t think there were any stones left unturned, but I’ve been proven wrong time and time again. Granted, Clovis was never my native stomping ground growing up, but still. After all these years, I truly thought that I knew my way around here pretty well.

One such pleasant surprise is a neighborhood tucked away near Gettysburg and Temperance. I have never given this part of Clovis much thought. I know that new homes are being built near there, but what I did not know is that there is a pocket of beautiful homes on large lots, complete with mature landscaping and unique design. The homes in this neighborhood are 10-15 years old, but with the huge lots and established foliage, it feels more like a mature neighborhood than new tract home community.


“Beautiful 2 story home on very large lot in quiet neighborhood on Cul Du Sac. Built in 2006 the home has 4064 Sq ft. Room off entry way can be an office or bedroom. 3 more bedrooms upstairs. Master has large additional space attached. Granite counters in Kitchen and Masterbath. Open game room upstairs. 18,126sq ft.lot. Room to do anything. Master could be split to make 5th bedroom.”


The house I toured is a two story, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 4000 sq ft wonder! The bottom story has beautiful tile floors with custom detailing, a granite fireplace, and a very modern kitchen with backsplash to match the floor tile. In addition to the kitchen and enormous pantry, the lower level has a living room, formal dining room, and another space that could be a second living room, game room, isolated bedroom, or office.

Going up to the second floor, you will find three bedrooms and a master suite that is worthy of royalty. The main section of the room is an oversized bedroom with a fireplace, walk-in closet large enough to be a bedroom, and a luxurious bathroom. The bedroom has an extension that is very nearly the same size as the main room. I imagine this area could be set up as a lounge or reading nook.  It could easily even be partitioned off into an additional bedroom. Hands down, my favorite part of the second floor…the laundry room. It’s a standard laundry room with some counter space and a sink, but it’s ON THE TOP FLOOR! Why, oh why don’t more builders consider the pain of lugging laundry up and down stairs? Such a simple luxury.

The backyard is expansive and looks like a neighborhood park with mature trees. There is also a side yard that is fenced off which could a perfect area to construct an in-ground swimming pool, or add a basketball or tennis court.  I had my son with me when I toured this house and he went nuts over that yard.

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Author: ericamaranianrealtor

My name is Erica Maranian and I am a Realtor at FresYes Realty. As a kid growing up in the Central Valley, I dreamt of someday seeing the world. I came to realize that the world had been in my backyard the entire time. Fresno is a short drive from some of the most majestic landmarks in the entire nation. We feed the world with our fertile land. Our culture is diverse. Our city is historic. Our people are friendly. I’m in the business of helping people. My prior experience as a banker, manager, underwriter, and analyst allowed me to develop expertise in being a good listener, uncovering needs and priorities, and seeing what is possible given the available financial resources. As a Realtor, I want to help you in your journey of buying or selling a home in the Central Valley. I attended California State University, Fresno (Go ‘Dogs!) and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I went on to earn an M.B.A. graduate degree, with honors, from Colorado State University’s prestigious graduate school of business…right from the comfort of my Fresno home. My passions include photography, contemporary literature, music, exploring the outdoors, and living a healthy lifestyle. I currently live in Clovis with my husband, Chris, and our two sons, Nickolas and Alexander. As a family, we live, play, and work right here in the Central Valley. My family and my heart are strongly rooted Fresno County. I would love to help you find a corner of this awesome place to call your own.