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See waterfront Sacramento home with indoor fireplace resembling bonfire down by the river

A new video gives a close look at a Sacramento-area residence for sale called the Art House, a riverside residence with a strong connection to the outdoors and an indoor fire element unlike any other.

The two- to three-bedroom, three bathroom, 3,000-square-foot, two-story home spotlights hand-hewn beams, large river rocks, interior trees and wooden floor planks imported from Sweden.

It’s listed for $3.2 million.

Sacramento home with stunning river views asks $3.2M. Is there a ‘cooler’ fireplace around?

One of the most fascinating highlights are the stars, spirals and river pebbles embedded in the concrete parts of the floor. The effect makes it appear as if the bank of the American River extends under the glass windows and doors of the patio and right up to a stone fire pit in the living room.

The fire element is designed to resemble a bonfire down by the river’s edge. Flames flicker at the end of iron rods that look like water reeds.

Not to be overlooked, the property provides one of the best views of the American River from anywhere in the region as the iconic waterway wends around River Bend Park. Only a strip of private lawn and a narrow greenbelt separates the backyard from the river.

“This is one of the most gorgeous homes I have listed here in the Sacramento area,” Realtor Jasmine Gosney of Allison James Estates and Homes said. “The seller has put a lot of her love and soul into this home that she built. She bought it back in 2007 and completely renovated it in 2008.”

The owner has relocated to Southern California.

“She knew a lot of artists, so she wanted to bring those local artists in, and this design was purely all from her. She put her heart and soul into this home, so it’s really cool,” Gosney said.

“She brought the river in,” she added. “Her goal was to make sure you could still see the river rock and stone coming all the way in, and she wanted the inside to feel like it was like a campfire.”