Our lovely home is listed in Volcano's historical walking tour as first built for Judge Peter Jonas and his family during the gold rush. We are next door to the Volcano Union Inn on one of the two main streets in Volcano. The house has been completely restored, yet holds it's charm of yesteryear with a complete wrap around porch where you can relax and watch life in town go by. Coming in the front door you are welcomed in the living and dining room with orginial wood floors and boxed ceiling. Cozy couch and rocking chair face large picture windows (with privacy screens) and a wood burning stove. The custom built dining table and coffee table are made from antique doors and wood from the orginial walls. There is a flat screen TV with cable service and internet connection with wifi. The kitchen is fully equipped for your own meal preparation and a gas bar-be- que just outside the kitchen. There are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a queen bed with luxury linens, reading lamps, ceiling fan and a TV with VHS player and collection of old movie favorites plus many books to read. The second bedroom has another comfortable queen bed with luxury linens, reading lamp and ceiling fan. The third bedroom has a daybed with a trundle bed underneath. The bathroom is of the old style with a large clawfoot tub (great for soaking) and shower combination, a pedestial sink and lots of polished brass.
The gardens are newly landscaped with perennial flowers and a meandering slate rock path leading you to the outdoor patio area and the cooling lawn. Off the kitchen is a herb garden where you can pick fresh herbs to add to your bar-be que.
Coming from northern California through Amador county for the first time almost 40 years ago, we fell in love with the area and knew then we wanted to settle here. It took us five years to get back to the county but we have been here ever since. We have been blessed to be able to raise our children here and have our grandchildren here too. I can't think of a better place to live and thrive.
We were looking for an income property and something we could fix up. Having built our own home there was nothing about this old house that we couldn't fix. It has been a very rewarding project and all the more so because it has a history and in one of our favorite towns.
Falling in love with this house came with working on it and discovering it's past. We would find square nails in orginal redwood boards, layer upon layer of wall paper with the orginal made of cloth, in the yard, bits of beautiful old glass and shards of china, rusted tools used for mining, all part of it's history and all the time I would wonder about the people who lived here. I love the town and the community of Volcano too..so many residents have stopped by to see the progress, offer encouragment, pay a compliment, or tell a story of past occupants. It's a very friendly town.