While clean, modern lines and contemporary flair definitely have their place in the design world, there’s nothing quite as inviting as a warm and rustic home. It’s the sort of place that feels welcoming before you even cross the threshold; where you instantly envision a roaring fire, cozy blankets and a hot toddy waiting for you by the stone mantle. The home designs are filled with character with wooden accents, comfortable spaces and abundant windows to make the most of the natural light. The ultimate homesites are of course immersed in nature, because really, what’s “rustic” without the complement of natural beauty?

But enough of illustrating the allure of these homes with words—instead, let’s take a look at four homes that are the consummate depiction of “warm and rustic” done right. If you’d like details on any of the homes we’re featuring, just click on the image or address.

1. Somis, California

4352 Sand Canyon Road
Somis, CA 93066
$5,440,000
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Rustic charm and luxury unite in this gorgeous four bedroom/three bath estate named “Owl Ridge.”  The expansive floor plan spans 7,800 square feet and is brimming with  richly detailed design elements including massive ceiling beams, stained glass, warm woods and exquisite granite and limestone. The grounds are equally spectacular with 20.3 acres of land that feature lemon and avocado orchards. The estate also includes a sparkling pool, rose garden, motor court, pool house, covered deck and a host of other attractions.

 2. Lake Tahoe, California

$12,500,000  

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3. Healdsburg, California 

3600 Wallace Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
$2,995,000

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Set in the charming town of Healdsburg, this mountain-style ranch features a spacious 4,437-square-foot floorplan that includes three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, a fabulous chef’s kitchen and—to underscore the charm—a rustic stone fireplace. Located on over 50 acres of land, this wine country retreat is the epitome of welcoming.

 

4. Diamond Springs, California 

4330 Carlson Way

Diamond Springs, CA 95619
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Set on a knoll with 10 acres of natural beauty, this secluded country home is incredibly inviting with a comfortable, open floorplan that spans 3,125 square feet and includes three bedrooms, three and one-half baths and fabulous state-of-the-art amenities. With handcrafted details, gleaming wood floors and plenty of natural light streaming in, this home is nothing short of enchanting.

Is your style warm and rustic or bold and modern? Let us know in the comments section below!