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Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate

Here is the Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate you’re looking for! 

This Sonoma Country Estate offers 10+/- beautiful acres with an architecturally custom 4,100+/- square foot home designed by local architect Gary Tucker, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West.  This home is currently furnished in an Asian style that lends itself well to its Modern design.  Some of the furniture pieces are available for sale first to the Buyer that pursues owning this gorgeous country property.

The modern design of this home lends itself well to many styles of interior décor.  Its rooms are all open and spacious with large view picture windows wrapping each to take advantage of the dramatic countryside and city light views looking down on 3 of Sonoma Counties most desirable valleys; Rincon Valley, Russian River Valley and Riebli Valley.

Situated just 10 minutes from an abundance of shopping choices along with world class restaurants, this property is close-in and yet offers perfect privacy with a dramatic setting that is so desirable and hard to match.  It is in a privately gated community of exclusive country estates and has its own private olive tree lined 1,000-foot driveway that meanders to the property peeling off the main shared road just after the main gate.  Even its private drive offers privacy from neighboring properties and views over Rincon Valley.

Sitting above Rincon Valley, the property looks out over a swath of city lights at night with rural hillsides during the day.  Views from this property extend roughly 30 miles to the west, north, and northeast including year-round sunsets, the Geysers and Mt. St Helena.  From here you can see all the way to Sebastopol and its coastal hills in the distance, Annadel State Park as well as Mt. Taylor Regional preserve near Bennett Valley and wrapping the greater countryside of Santa Rosa.

The school district here is one of the most sought after in the area including Maria Carrillo High School, Rincon Valley Middle, Hidden Valley and Proctor Terrace Elementary Schools, just to name a few.  Cardinal Newman High School is also nearby offering a private school option with as highly accredited sports and educational programs sought after by many families for their kids.

The spacious eagles nest Master Suite has a gas fireplace accentuated by its dramatic views and luxurious bath that takes in serene Japanese Gardens and looks out over the green energy efficient partially planted roof featuring periwinkle and succulents.

The amazing cook’s kitchen has a large Viking gas cooktop with six burners and grill and Viking hood vent, separate Monogram refrigerator and freezer, double oven, standard and wine dishwashers, prep and baking stations, hot water dispenser, two disposals, bamboo flooring, custom cabinetry as well as tons of storage.  No chef would ever be wanting when preparing gourmet meals in this kitchen.

Privacy is afforded to your guests in this home having a separate guest wing with two en-suite bedrooms overlooking the Japanese gardens, the planted roof-top and long views beyond.  The powder room features a distinctive concrete countertop and marble basin.  The large office overlooking the great room was purposely designed for two with built in desks and bookcases.  This space has the perfect light for computers and the right mix of privacy and view-scapes making for a very productive office space to work in at any time of day or night.  Plus, there is a spacious activity room for exercise, projects, or added bedroom.

One of the main wine country features of this exquisite home is its 1,500-bottle climate-controlled redwood wine cellar central to living and dining areas on the main entry floor.  This wine cellar is a must-have especially considering that this property offers its own wine making opportunity with ‘Antonina’s Vineyard’ and its variety of plantings including Petite Syrah, Syrah, Cab Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and more all described in detail below.  For wine enthusiasts, you can create your own wines in multiple varietals and store them for the pleasure of you and your guests in this exquisite wine cellar.  There is space afforded for wine making using the third bay in the garage if desired.

This home was designed to include an abundance of closet and storage space throughout all its rooms including a basement area for tools and storage.  There are 3-separate heating/cooling units, 1 for each zone within the home, and a circulating hot water system throughout the house.  This home is also wired for a back-up generator unit servicing critical items such as the kitchen, refrigerators, freezer, well, wine-cellar, etc.  Other features of this home include a large 5000 gallon water tank hidden behind bamboo, fire hydrant, interior fire sprinkler system with alarm, 1000 gallon in-ground propane storage tank with propane piped to BBQ and fire pit in Japanese garden, in-wall/ceiling speakers and electronics throughout wired to a central equipment closet (including satellite and internet), central vacuum system with 2 kitchen “dustpans” and more…  It has a large hot tub privately located on the side yard perched over city light views.  It has cantilever decks wrapping the home with easy access for entertaining.

The landscaping and grounds include a beautiful pool looking out over the valleys, palm trees, 20 Italian variety olive trees, as well as plum, figs, citrus, pomegranate, persimmon and quince.  A tool shed is provided for the vineyard and yardwork tools as well as holding the lawn tractor and other equipment.  Enjoy the picnic table at the property’s 1,000-foot elevation on its ridge line which captures a magical view to the coast.  Stroll or drive up Plum Ranch Road past conservation open space and neighboring vineyards with views to forever.  The setting here is one of peace and quiet serenity giving you a sense of ease and a calm center.  Families of hawks fly overhead and screech occasionally.

Antonina’s Vineyard – 5400 Plum Ranch Road

This small vineyard of 865 vines on 4 by 6 spacing with bilateral cordon trellising and cane pruning has a southwest exposure with a 15% grade.  This vineyard (1 commercial acre) is under year to year contracts and has consistently produced award-winning wines.  It rests at 1,000 feet elevation on volcanic soils in the new Fountaingrove District AVA.  The vineyard is registered as a commercial vineyard with Sonoma County and is certified sustainable.  Eight different varieties are planted, mostly Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah, and Syrah.  Smaller plantings include Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier, Semillon, and Sauvignon Blanc.

See the ‘Vineyard Vine Count, Varietal, Clone/Rootstock’ informational spreadsheet available in the Flyer & Reports tab of this website for additional information.

Grapes are sold to small boutique producers and home winemakers.  All grapes have been sold by annual contract (or kept for the owner’s home wine production) since the vineyard’s third leaf in 2010.  The vineyard has produced numerous award-winning wines including Petite Syrah that was best red wine at a recent Sonoma County Harvest Fair Amateur Wine Competition.  The vineyard is designed to break even financially.  There is a backup vineyard management company for spraying and work the owners have chosen to hire out.  The current owners enjoy farming this vineyard themselves and have done most of the critical processes together including fruit drop and harvest.  The vineyard is fitted for full irrigation by zone, but typically very little irrigation is needed.  Harvest here generally begins in early September and is finished around mid-October.  Total vineyard production in tons for the past few years is:

2013               3.46  tons

2014               3.42  tons

2015               2.48  tons

2016               2.02  tons

2017                3.16  tons

This vineyard could easily produce more fruit, but the current owners have strived instead for the highest quality by minimizing grape production to enhance fruit quality.  They mostly have repeat customers that are delighted with the vineyard’s grapes.  Most contracts are locked in by spring.  Even though this vineyard is small, its owners are members of the Fountaingrove District Winegrowers Association and participate with the Sonoma County Winegrowers Commission.

This is truly a premier Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate 2nd to none currently offered on the market today.

5400 Plum Ranch Road MLS info

Here are some informational links to area parks, restaurants and other Sonoma County activities:

Local Activities:

Things to do in Sonoma County

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Bodega Bay

Charles M. Schultz Museum

Lake Sonoma

Luther Burbank Center

Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Farmers Market

Sonoma County Farmers Markets

Santa Rosa Restaurants

Robert Ferguson Observatory

Parks:

Spring Lake

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Sugarloaf Stargazing

Armstrong Woods

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

Surrounding Area & Wine Country:

Healdsburg.com

Sonoma County/Healdsburg.com

Healdsburg Wineries

Healdsburg Restaurants

Healdsburg Parks, Beaches & Activities

Healdsburg Upcoming Events

Top 10 Windsor restaurants

Windsor Town Green

Kenwood Restaurants

Glen Ellen Restaurants

To set up a private showing for this Modern Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Estate please call Doug Swanson 707-291-4400 or click on the showing request icon above.  I would be happy

 

 

Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home

This Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home has a fabulous setting with manicured oaks, a circular front drive, side house garage, manicured grounds, entertaining decks & delightful pool for your kids. The home and parcel are very private from its neighbors having over half an acre. The home and property have been meticulously maintained with only one owner ever.  This neighborhood is one of the most sought-after areas for family homes.  Ridgeview is a beautiful street, one of the most attractive streets in a very desirable area with award winning schools & family oriented neighborhood offering close proximity to everything.  This home offers single-level living from its upper floor having all of its main living areas including the Bedrooms, Kitchen, Family Room, Living Room and Bonus Sun Room.  From the main level there are entertaining decks to the backyard as well as trails to the pool and through its manicured Oaks.  Enjoy city light views from its rear yard and pool area.  On the entry level there is a large bonus game room, office and hobby room with a half bath perfect to use as a guest studio/au pair, pool table game room, library, crafts room or anything else you may desire.  Right up the street within walking distance is Hidden Valley Elementary School, a very sought-after school for your young ones.  Pacific Market, an organic and gourmet small boutique market, is located just down the way towards downtown Santa Rosa.  Living here gives you the luxury of having all the conveniences Santa Rosa and Sonoma County have to offer within close proximity.  This is truly a fabulous Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home in a gorgeous area to live.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Rincon Valley School District

Santa Rosa School District

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate

This Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate is located in one of the most sought-after wine country valley’s Sonoma County has to offer.  It has a tastefully adorned single-level plantation style ranch home with covered decking wrapping the entire home.  All its rooms have airy volume with high ceilings and views that look out on the properties park-like grounds and vast lawns.  Enjoy a newer pool and in-ground jacuzzi alongside a covered gazebo and outdoor entertaining area.

The property is privately gated with a duck pond, covered arena, fenced pastures and a newer tennis court.

This entire property is fenced and has a private entry gate.  It’s in move-in ready condition being freshly painted and updated tastefully throughout the home and grounds.  It’s landscaping truly feels like a private park.  For the horse lovers out there, the covered arena is of superb quality and condition ready for you and your favorite horses to enjoy.  The tennis court and pool were newly installed in the last few years and remain in like-new condition.  This Riebli Valley Country Estate is a truly fabulous property and a great value for all it has to offer!

Riebli Valley is in the North-East quadrant of Santa Rosa adjacent to Mark West Springs and Rincon Valley.  Mark West Springs is one of the main corridors to Calistoga just 20 minutes away.  Rincon Valley is known for its family community and sought-after school district.  Riebli Valley is a picturesque wine country valley with rolling vineyard covered hills and beautiful mountains wrapping around it.  There are some very exclusive estates within this area including Charles Schultz estate, the creator of Peanuts, located in the Foothills above this valley.

Enjoy being just 10 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa with its variety of fine restaurants, shopping and conveniences including Whole Foods, Costco, movie theatres, two large shopping malls, railroad square and the smart train to the Bay area.  Riebli Valley also has very close proximity to Healdsburg, its wineries and historic town square just 15 minutes North.  Healdsburg offers a variety of activities including music in its town square on Tuesday evenings, kayaking on the Russian River, world class cuisine and wine tasting of course just to name a few.

Please call either Doug Swanson cell 707-291-4400 or Mary Haufler cell 707-328-3868 to schedule a private tour.  This property is easy for either of us to show even on short notice.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Newer Single Level in Montecito Heights

Elegant single story home on nearly half an acre blends 2,886 square feet of exquisite luxury with practical ease of living. Located in one of Sonoma County’s most prestigious areas, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, with office, open floor plan built in 2007, includes a 3 car garage, gleaming hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and covered patio.

Montecito Heights

This Montecito Heights single-level view home has been extensively remodeled with a beautiful new interior redone from the studs including plaster walls throughout the home, a chef’s kitchen with new professional grade stainless steel appliances and opens to the Family Room as well as to the rear yard with an accordion glass door that opens an entire wall to the beautiful view and poolside setting for indoor/outdoor living & entertaining.  Enjoy hard wood flooring throughout most of the home as well as carpet in each of the bedrooms.  All the bathrooms are new with high-end fits and finishes including marble, glass surrounds, stone tile and more.  This is a very desirable neighborhood with a private setting that enjoys Santa Rosa’s city light views, an in-ground pool, spa as well as a fabulous 900+/- square foot detached pool house with its own kitchen and fireplace.  Everything from this location is just minutes, very convenient but also serene and quiet.

For a private viewing please contact Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click the appointment request icon above. 

 

 

 

Mark West Country Property

MARK WEST COUNTRY PROPERTY

 

This beautiful 12-acre Mark West Country Property is located just 15 minutes to the 101 in Santa Rosa or a similar distance to Calistoga for easy access to both popular wine country regions. It’s rare to be able to enjoy close proximity to Napa with its unique character exemplified by the small towns of Calistoga and Saint Helena as well as being able to enjoy Sonoma’s personality with historic Healdsburg, the Russian River and all the amenities & conveniences Santa Rosa has to offer.  Each of these regions are within easy enough driving distance to be able to enjoy their restaurants and more without excessive effort.

With this property you will enjoy having far reaching views, a luxurious pebble tech salt water solar heated pool, extensive entertaining patios, multiple decks, a large 4-car garage/shop with loft studio above all up a long private gated driveway that looks out over Mark West Valley. Also enjoy energy conservation with having an on-grid solar array augmenting this homes power requirements.  If you’re looking for a country property with privacy and a scenic setting to use as your base to enjoy Sonoma and Napa counties from, this is a property you will want to see.  This home is well maintained & move-in ready, perfect for full or part time living.

To arrange for a private viewing please contact Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440, email doug@srealproperty.com or submit a showing request by clicking the icon above.

 

Rincon Valley Single Level Home

This Rincon Valley single level home has 2,541 +/- Square Feet, .79 Acre Parcel, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, Single Level Living, Professional Grade Stainless Steel Appliances, Studio Above Garage, Beautifully Landscaped Yards, Good Sun Exposure and Fruit Trees. 

This property was sold off-market in just 7 days from being listed.

Riebli Valley Country Charmer

This Riebli Valley Country Charmer offers 6.93 +/- acres with gentle land, perimeter and cross fencing for pasturing your horses or other animals, a 2-stall horse barn plus a tack room, a beautiful view pool-side setting as well as an oversized 2-car attached garage plus a 2-car detached carport. There is room here for your RV, boat and all your other toys as well. Enjoy landscaped grounds with large green lawns and flower beds as well as trails throughout the property to walk on. The home has been extensively remodeled with a 1,713+/- square foot single-level ranch style home which offers vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan including 3 good size bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and views looking over the pool and lawns. The remodel included new flooring, counter-tops, fixtures, paint, windows, cedar siding, electrical, metal 100-year roof, water system and so much more. This property is located in a coveted area of Riebli Valley in North East Santa Rosa just 10 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes to the town square in Healdsburg, 35 minutes to the plaza in Sonoma or to Bodega and the Northern California Coast. The setting at this property is very private from neighbors, serene with a hilltop Valley and open meadow views absent of any negative outside influence from roads or civilization. You will love this property from the first moment you drive up to it! For a private viewing please contact Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or submit a showing request here on this website.

Custom Skyfarm Estate

This gorgeous 5500+/- square foot home is located in prestigious Skyfarm, custom built with the main level having 2 master suites, a gourmet kitchen that opens to the family room, formal dining & a living room distinguished by dramatic walls of glass that open to the outdoor kitchen, entertaining patio & lawn areas.  The upstairs offers 2 additional en-suite spacious bedrooms, private covered exterior balconies looking out over the year yard and forested hillside, as well as a bonus family room that looks over the interior formal living room. This home has spacious rooms and cathedral ceilings giving it a feeling of volume and abundance.  The amenities throughout this home are all top quality and will appeal to the most discriminating parties.  There is room within the existing building envelope to add a pool as well as a second guest home or granny unit.  Skyfarm is one of the most prestigious area’s of Santa Rosa and Fountaingrove.  This home is a prime example of premium custom construction that is consistent with all the homes throughout this neighborhood.  This is a beautifully built custom Skyfarm Estate ready for you to move into now.

Fountaingrove is one of the most sought after neighborhoods Santa Rosa has to offer.  You will enjoy easy access to downtown as well as Rincon Valley, Hidden Valley, Bennett Valley, downtown Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg and the rest of Sonoma County and the wine country.

The Fountaingrove Golf and Country Club is located right around the corner with a variety of membership types including athletic club family memberships which include use of all the facilities, the restaurants and the pool for a very reasonable monthly fee.  For more information for the link provided here:

The Fountaingrove Golf Club

Also, for more information on schools, click the links provided below:

Rincon Valley Schools

Santa Rosa Elementary

Santa Rosa High

Cardinal Newman High School

Rincon Valley Remodeled Single-Level Home

This Rincon Valley Remodeled Single-Level home sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac perfect for a family & young kids. The home has been extensively updated inside & out including granite slab counters, stainless steel appliances, tasteful composite wood flooring, moldings, window treatments, paint & more. There is room on the side yard for an RV or boat. Also enjoy a great rear yard, flowers & vegetable beds with privacy from your neighbors.  Hurry!

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