Ill Hacker Creek Owner Apologizes to his Neighbors
Kitchen in Hacker Creek home
The owner of the property where the recent diesel spill occurred has had two small strokes and is in San Francisco receiving medical attention according to his realtor, George Rolff. “Chef Albert wants to tell everyone–his neighbors–he’s sorry that it happened.”
Rolff goes on to explain that the owner was in Thailand for months, having leased the property, and had just returned to the area a few days before the spill happened. “He is cooperating fully with authorities…He doesn’t want to sell but it is the only way to pay for cleanup.” According to Rolf, the latest estimate is $85-125, 000 in cleanup costs. “[The job] will take as long as a month to be complete.” When asked if rains were necessary to entirely flush the area, Rolff stated that to the best of his knowledge that since the soil was being removed until all diesel was gone flushing the area with rain was unnecessary. The site of the alleged indoor marijuana grow should be in good shape soon.
The 42 acre parcel is now listed on Country Real Estates’ site (click on Red Gypsy Ranch) with many photos of the house and land. Although the list price there is $575,000, Rolff informed me that the actual price is now $625,000. The “outrageous” home has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths as well as an inground swimming pool and other custom features including tile work and a pond. The current owner is a well-known chef, formerly owner of The Red Gypsy Restaurant (where Cecil’s currently is in Garberville.) Thus, the cooking area is, as Rolff explains, “quite a functional kitchen.”
With 2200 square feet, 1000 of it added in the last few years, the home is roomy and beautiful. Country Real Estate claims it is an
“ Inspiring home with top of the world views. Fantastic water with large pond. Lots of decking and designer pool with hot tub. Lots of garden space with ready to plant beds. PRIVACY, privacy with end of the road location. Good alternative energy with generator back up.”