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PICTURE-PERFECT SONOMA VALLEY ESTATE
Of all the desirable areas of California, Sonoma Valley is among the most beautiful, most historically rich, and most prolific in the growing and production of internationally-acclaimed wines. Bucolic, tranquil, and offering a relaxed ambiance of understated sophistication, this verdant valley is known as a not-so-well-kept secret oasis. It is here that a stunning California Wine Country estate awaits its new owner. In addition to its potential as a primary residence, it is attractive as a 2nd residence with cost-assisting rental possibilities. It was recently featured in the residential rental portfolio of Beautiful Places and the “Residence Collection” of Exclusive Resorts.
Impressive yet manageable at approximately 4.5 acres, the property rests within the watchful gaze of three imposing nearby sentinels – Sugarloaf Ridge and Annadel State Parks, and Hood Mountain Regional Park. Each one offers its own unique opportunity for visitors and valley residents to enjoy scenic splendor and numerous recreational pastimes.
Classic design. Comfortable living.
At the end of a lane bordered by vineyards, this handsome residence is built with graceful symmetry and proportions in celebration of the Plantation style. Incorporating Neo-classical and Greek Revival elements, it is surrounded by an expansive lawn and exquisite landscaping, redwood-sheltered paths, a storybook rose garden, meandering Sonoma Creek and acres of adjacent vineyards. Its expansive portico and balcony -- accented by five lovely dormers and numerous French doors and windows -- overlook lawn, vineyards framed by groves of mature trees, and beyond to the nearby mountains. A sparkling pool and adjacent pergola create a refreshing, enchanting retreat. The home is nothing short of world-class, yet it presents a warm, welcoming disposition.
Traditional style meets modern amenities.
A tasteful and impeccable renovation has blessed the residence with a perfect balance of the casual and the refined. Enter the foyer through the charming Dutch door and be greeted by the warmth of the polished hardwood floor, comforting presence of the definitive central staircase bathed in the glow from its second floor skylight, and an overall air of spaciousness and light. There is, indeed, a fulfilling feeling that you have arrived “home.”
Opening to the foyer, the living room relinquishes a bit of the formality usually reserved for this space. Instead, it invites you in to choose a tome from the built-in bookcases and relax by the fireplace or stroll through the French doors to the spacious veranda. Across the entry hall the lovely formal dining room beckons.
More than a kitchen. A culinary center.
While the living room, formal dining room, and the bedroom suites with their luxurious baths are supremely comfortable for the owners, family, and the most discriminating guests, it is, perhaps, the large country kitchen, butler’s pantry and adjacent informal dining area that capture the most attention and affection. Expansive windows, Caesarstone and white marble counters, custom white Shaker cabinetry, a versatile center island and professional-grade appliances create this culinary centerpiece. The kitchen and casual dining area each open to the arbor-covered veranda via walls of folding double French doors. A perfect setting for relaxing, entertaining, and alfresco dining, the veranda overlooks the vast lawn, the pool, pergola and beyond.
Suites of serenity: stylish bedrooms and pampering baths.
Upstairs, three nests of tranquility and comfort await in the form of captivating bedrooms; each with its own lavish bath en suite, and French doors to a balcony extending the breadth of the home’s façade.
A world away. A world at one’s feet.
Private, serene and surrounded by notable vineyards and some of the most beautiful vistas in California Wine Country, this fabulous estate seems as though it is miles, if not a universe, away from the hustle and bustle of city life and its traffic and myriad distractions. When services and social and cultural activities are necessary or desired, however, it’s comforting to know they’re nearby. Here, the historic town of Sonoma and the bustling small city of Santa Rosa are each just a few miles away, and you can be in San Francisco in an hour or so by car.
Additional amenities and accouterments include . . .
- Recessed lighting and crown molding throughout
- Security system
- Whole-house sound system with built-in indoor and outdoor speakers
- 3-car attached garage + 2-car detached garage
- Temperature controlled wine cellar
- Wine cooler in butler’s pantry