Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Rosa and even sleepier towns like Forestville epitomize the wine country lifestyle. The homes throughout the region usually have a few characteristics in common: vineyard views, indoor/outdoor living, rustic or natural materials and plenty of natural light. Still, every house has unique characteristics that define its style — not unlike wine. With that in mind, we bring you “Cali Comparables.”
With a budget of about $4 million, how much house can you buy in wine country?
4020 Skyfarm Dr | Santa Rosa, CA. 95403 | $3,985,000
This sophisticated resort-like 6,000-square-foot masterpiece villa takes wine country living to new heights. The top-to-bottom custom home is teeming with extraordinary design details. The gourmet kitchen and its 60-inch Ilve range, built-in espresso maker, quartz countertops, and twin islands are fabulous. The expansive primary suite features a stone fireplace, dual walk-in closets and stunning marble floors in the spa-like bath. All of the elements speak to the supreme luxury found inside and out. Multiple spaces for entertaining include a game room on the main level and a stellar custom movie theater downstairs – and a climate-controlled wine wall display will please wine lovers. A total of six bedrooms complete the home, including three ensuite bedrooms and a fully appointed guest quarters with a separate entrance. Enjoy a vacation-like atmosphere awaits among the sprawling two-acre grounds that offer just about every resort amenity imaginable: a pool and waterfall, hot tub, sauna and cabana with an outdoor kitchen and swim-up bar and a fire pit, all surrounded by mature olive and oak trees, a walled garden area and a serene woodland view.
6941 Ellen Ln | Forestville, CA 95436 | $3,555,000
“Enchanting and alluring,” are the first descriptions that come to mind for this charming wine country estate in Forestville. Set on approximately 16 acres of land with over five acres of planted award-winning Chardonnay vines in the world-renowned Russian River AVA, this breathtaking property is everything you envision the wine country lifestyle to be. Wake in the morning to a cup of coffee from your Miele coffee maker or make a fresh pizza for lunch in the pizza oven. During the day you might opt to swim laps or sun by the pool adjacent to the vineyard; a changing room resides nearby for added convenience. In the early afternoon and evening, relax with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking your private pond as you take in the stunning vineyards and sunset views. Extensively remodeled in 2007, the Craftsman-style home offers approximately 3,500 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus an office/loft, game room, and a 1,300 bottle wine cellar. Best of all? The dream property is located near award-winning wineries, restaurants, the Russian River, and only about 60 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.
60 Loma Vista Dr. | Sonoma, CA. 95476 | $4,395,000
This elegant single-level ranch house extends to over 4,600 square feet, spread across almost two flat acres of lushly landscaped land enveloped by lovely trees, sprawling lawn and beautiful rose gardens. Designed for gracious indoor and outdoor entertaining, the mid-century residence beckons with a spacious floorplan that flows effortlessly from the living and dining areas and out beyond to the outdoors. An open kitchen comes complete with a butler’s pantry for easy hosting. Four bedrooms, including a sumptuous primary bedroom, has a large walk-in closet, separate office and covered porch overlooking the gardens. Beyond the residence, a large yard awaits with pool, pool house equipped with a full kitchen and a sweeping lawn, which can be used for croquet, volleyball, or playing fetch with your dog. The additional enclosed backyard off the kitchen boasts a gazebo for parties year-round. There is also a quaint gardening shed and a well for irrigation. Enjoy the peaceful seclusion of wine country, while being so close to town and only an hour’s drive from San Francisco.