Nestled in the heart of the rolling foothills of Calaveras County, between Copperopolis and Angels Camp, in the picturesque Salt Springs Valley, awaits a dream hilltop ranch estate that will steal your heart. The wrap-around porch frames breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo, the shimmering Salt Springs Reservoir & the sprawling expanse of ranch land that stretches as far as the eye can see. Tucked away in the serene countryside, yet close to Highway 4, providing a doable commute to both the Valley & the Bay Area. Here, you'll revel in unparalleled privacy & experience the sensation of being on top of the world where the sky meets the land & each sunset is nothing short of heavenly! This extraordinary property encompasses 60 meticulously maintained rolling acres of fenced & cross-fenced land for cattle or horses. The elevation & topography are ideal for cultivating vineyards or crops. The custom-built 2,777 sq ft home, designed & cherished by a single family for generations, is a true embodiment of quality, luxury, pride of ownership & rustic warmth. As you enter the foyer, you'll be captivated by the vaulted cathedral ceiling & numerous sparkling windows that showcase the majestic hills and changing seasonal colors beyond. You’ll feel as though you’re gazing at a painting of a Tuscan landscape! Gleaming Acacia wood floors lead you through the inviting living spaces, warmed by a cozy wood-burning Lopi stove adorned with a custom surround of stones that were gathered by hand from the property over the years. The great room boasts quality built-ins, including an entertainment center and a granite-topped wet bar area for entertaining. It seamlessly flows into the dining room, featuring an elegant wrought-iron chandelier & a slider that opens to the uncovered sun deck with an outdoor bar & sink. BBQ & entertain to glimpses of the garden area and pond. Wander down to a charming stone courtyard with a soothing fountain & a spacious basement for storage or a wine cellar. The huge, wrap-around deck, courtyard, and grassy yard areas beyond provide space to host any gathering or event! Back inside, the generous kitchen features an eat-in breakfast bar and a separate granite island with a brand-new GE gas range. The kitchen also has a cozy pot rack, brand-new dishwasher, new water softening system, tons of solid-wood cabinetry, elegant tile work and a pantry closet nearby in the large laundry room with sink, folding area, and more storage. A charming and inspiring sunroom with a window seat is the perfect place to take in picturesque views & sunsets, take an afternoon siesta, or snuggle up with a good book. This space can easily serve as a home office, art studio, exercise/yoga room, den, or a 4th bedroom. Down the hall, you'll appreciate the custom lighting where you can highlight special artwork or family portraits. A well-appointed full guest bathroom features a large shower and a bright guest bedroom with plush carpeting and mirrored closed doors offers exterior porch access for guests to come and go. The spacious owner's suite is a true retreat, featuring wood flooring, bedside sconce lighting, decorative ceiling detail, and an abundance of natural light. A slider leads to the rear porch with a perfect corner spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or add a hot tub to relax to the views. The spa-inspired bath is complete with a relaxing soaking tub with a view, a tiled shower, a vanity area, dual sinks & a W/I closet. Upstairs, a large open loft awaits, featuring a custom wrought-iron banister, separate mini-split system, plush carpeting, a full bath, a game area with pool table, a nook with sitting area, several storage closets & a sleeping nook. Outside, you'll be enchanted by the expansive private pond, complete with 2 docks providing the perfect environment for swimming, paddle boating, kayaking & relaxing w/family & friends. It’s the perfect, serene setting for any gathering, wedding or event! The owner has labored over decades to grade in areas needed and to fully clear every acre of land, leaving behind pristine, grassy hills, majestic oaks & skillfully crafted bridges, walking/riding paths & trails that make navigation easy for horses, ATV enthusiasts & nature lovers. The rear of the property offers elevated, breathtaking views & ideal spots for adding future guest cabins or retreats. The property features extensive covered parking & metal-roofed storage structures including a 9-stall pole barn with water and electricity, an RV pole barn w/water hookups and a picnic area nearby & electrical hook-ups, a unique tack rm created from a WWII communications van, plus a large, rustic enclosed storage building nicknamed “ The Saloon” perfect for various uses. It features covered parking on both sides for up to 4 more vehicles and is adorned by tons of antique farm artifacts, adding to its rustic charm. The yard around the home is separately fenced with a stately wooden entrance & a second detached wooden deck built over the 4-5000 gallon stainless-steel water storage tank is the ultimate place to stargaze and watch the paths of the sun, moon and constellations. The front 20-acres offer some great, level land for animals along with some scattered rock outcroppings. Despite the rural location, phone, cable & internet services are readily available for working from home or running your ranch or business. The property is equipped with a septic system with a clear septic report & a robust main well in addition to a shallower windmill well that pumps to a 2nd 1,000 gallon storage tank for the animal troughs. Additional features include a 2021 whole-house generator, a new water heater & a 2020 roof. This private, foothill ranch near Copperopolis Town Square, Lake Tulloch and numerous other lakes, snow, wine tasting and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities is the perfect place to create your family homestead, ranch, farm, stable or boarding facility, event venue, or a full-time residence or retreat to enjoy for generations to come. The possibilities here are truly endless! Will you be the fortunate one to carry on the legacy of this unforgettable estate? Come and experience the magic of 4200 Aero Road for yourself!