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McDonald District Hand-Crafted Tudor Revival

725 McDonald Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404

This McDonald District Hand-Crafted Tudor Revival was originally designed by Russel Guerne de Lappe from the family that Guerneville was named after. This homes Tudor Revival design is arguably a masterful piece of art, more than just architecture. Its location is centered in the historic McDonald District near downtown Santa Rosa and exhibits steeply pitched roof lines with decorative half timbers, artisan tile and brick work, grand windows and more. This home is a hand-crafted timeless piece of art.

This masterpiece was originally constructed in 1931 by Robert Whiting, a prominent bay area artisan builder. It sits on a large corner lot in a prime location on McDonald Avenue, one of the most prominent and historic neighborhoods Santa Rosa has to offer. It exemplifies old-world storybook charm with its grand entry, spacious foyer with a sweeping custom wood spiral staircase, thick random width hardwood floors, elaborate copper hooded Art Deco brick fireplace, crystal and pewter doorknobs and so much more… This home still maintains many its original appointments all built to last the span of time. The artistry and construction quality of this home is exceptional, incomparable with other homes and something to see.

Since 1957, Dr. William Rudee and his wife Helen Rudee have made this their family home. Dr. Rudee was a graduate of Stanford Medical School and his wife was a graduate of Stanford School fo Nursing. Helen Rudee later became our first female Sonoma County Supervisor and lived to be 100 years old. This home has had decades of love and care given to it, more than words can tell. You will feel and see that as your walk it floors and view all its nuances and detail.

The McDonald District originally came to be in 1870 when Colonel Mark L McDonald created his new subdivision, then called the ‘McDonald Addition’, with a broad, tree lined avenue, that came to bear his name. The avenue was graded, with wide sidewalks, curbs and ornamented with many growing shade trees that McDonald planted himself, with guidance from Luther Burbank.

This rare offering was built to last a lifetime and beyond.

To Schedule a private viewing, please call Craig Sikes 707-322-3200 or Doug Swanson 707-291-4400.  You an also schedule a showing by clicking the icon above and filling in your contact information for us to reach out to you with.

Area Links:

Santa Rosa Historic Preservation Information

A brief history of the McDonald Mansion ‘Mableton’

SFGate ‘Movie Row’ McDonald District Article

Best Restaurants in Santa Rosa

Luther Burbank Center for Perfoming Arts

Luther Burbank’s Home & Gardens Tour Information

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

Santa Rosa Wineries

Healdsburg Wineries

Sonoma Valley Wineries

Fun Things to do in Sonoma County

Contact Doug Swanson

Telephone number(s): 707-636-4440
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$ 2,000,000
Square Feet: 4196
.3099 acres
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Garages: 2-Car
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Santa Rosa City

Steele Lane School

301 Steele Lane
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-522-3260
Fax: 707-522-3256

Santa Rosa Charter School

1835A West Steele Lane
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-547-2480
Fax: 707-547-2482

Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School

4650 Badger Road
Santa Rosa California 95409
Tel: 707-528-5255
Fax: 707-528-5644

Proctor Terrace School

1711 Bryden Lane
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-522-3240
Fax: 707-522-3249

Monroe (James) School

2567 Marlow Road
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-522-3230
Fax: 707-522-3229

Lincoln (Abraham) School

850 West Ninth Street
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-522-3210
Fax: 707-522-3213

Lehman (Helen) School

1700 Jennings Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-522-3200
Fax: 707-522-3195

Kid Street Charter School

709 Davis Street
Santa Rosa California 95406
Tel: 707-525-9223
Fax: 707-525-9432

Hidden Valley School

3435 Bonita Vista Lane
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707) 522-3180
Fax: 707) 522-3181

Hidden Valley Satellite School

3555 Parker Hill Road
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-522-3190
Fax: 707-522-3193

Fremont (John C.) School

756 Humboldt
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-522-3170
Fax: 707-522-3172

Doyle Park School

1350 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-522-3150
Fax: 707-522-3159

Burbank (Luther) School

203 A Street
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel.707-522-3140
Fax 707-522-3149

Brook Hill School

1850 Vallejo Street
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel.707-522-3120
Fax 707-522-3127

Biella (Albert F.) Elementary

2140 Jennings Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel.707-522-3110
Fax 707-522-3109

Santa Rosa City High

Slater (Herbert) Middle School

3500 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-528-5241
Fax: 707-528-5733

Santa Rosa Middle School

500 E Street
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-528-5281
Fax: 707-528-5283

Santa Rosa High School

1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5291
Fax: 707-528-5724

Rincon Valley Middle School

4650 Badger Road
Santa Rosa California 95409
Tel: 707-528-5255
Fax: 707-528-5644

Ridgway High School

325 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5325
Fax: 707-528-5717

Piner High School

1700 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5245
Fax: 707-528-5246

Nueva Vista High School

2230 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-522-3291
Fax: 707-522-3289

Montgomery High School

1250 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-528-5191
Fax: 707-528-5504

Midrose High School

599 Bellevue Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95407
Tel: 707-528-5041
Fax: 707-528-5023

Mesa High School

1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5227
Fax: 707-528-5724

Lewis Opportunity School

2230 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-284-8215
Fax: 707-284-8216

Grace High School

1700 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5756
Fax: 707-528-5246

Cook (Lawrence) Middle School

2480 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa California 95407
Tel: 707-528-5156
Fax: 707-528-5163

Comstock (Hilliard) Middle School

2750 W. Steele Lane
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5266
Fax: 707-528-5480

Carrillo (Maria) High

6975 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa California 95409
Tel: 707-528-5790
Fax: 707-528-5789

Allen (Elsie) High

599 Bellevue Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95407
Tel.707-528-5020
Fax 707-528-5023

Abraxis Charter School

75 Carrillo Street
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel.707-568-4492
Fax 707-526-9672