The Julius Poppe House in Sonoma
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The Julius Poppe House in Sonoma

564 1st Street E, Sonoma CA 95476

Welcome to The Julius Poppe House in Sonoma. This historic home is located just a half block off the Sonoma Plaza.  It was built in 1847 by Nicholas Carriger.  This is the first home in Sonoma to be constructed of wood.  In the later 1800’s it was purchased by Catherine Poppe, wife of Julius A. Poppe.  In the early 1900’s she signed the Deed over to her youngest son, Julius Emil Poppe.  Julius E. Poppe had been Mayor and City Councilman of Sonoma, Chief of the Sonoma Volunteer Fire Department, a Native Son and member of the Odd Fellows.

This home is a great example of California Carpenters Gothic Revival architecture and the only home of this style in Sonoma.  

The main house is 1,175+/- square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  There is a formal Living Room with 12-foot ceilings adorned with decorative tiles.  It has one wood burning fireplace and large wood sash windows.  To the rear of the home is the Kitchen and Dining Room combination which also shares access with a bedroom to one of the 2 full baths.  Off the Kitchen is a large wood deck that looks over the backyard and gardens.  The rear of the property has ample parking with its driveway coming off 1st Street E down the right side of the home through a gated entry.  Having abundant private parking is very advantageous being so close to the Sonoma Plaza. The property also has been used for commercial as well as its current residential use and has potential for both applications for the next owner in the future.  The rear yard is made up of lawn, gardens, a vintage shed and attractive gold gravel parking area, all privately fenced from the adjacent property owners.   

Alongside the main house is a 450+/- square foot cottage that offers its own Living Room, Full Bath and Bedroom that has a glass slider door leading to a private fenced patio area off the rear of the cottage.  There is a walkway between the main home and the cottage that has a private gate leading to 1st Street East which gives privacy to the rear yard and completes the fenced area.

Being only a half block off Sonoma’s Plaza is a convenience that most people have not experienced. You can simply take a short stroll to Michelin rated restaurants and world class winery tasting rooms, in addition to charming shops and social entertainment including music, family nights, farmers markets, and much more…

This home is very attractive with its steeply pitched roof line, decorative fleur-de-lis trim and redwood board and bat siding.  It has just undergone an interior and exterior remodel including a new dark grey composition roof, interior and exterior paint, light fixtures, new landscaping and extensive general maintenance.  It is in turn-key condition now ready for its new owner to continue its long history for generations to come.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Doug Swanson cell 707-291-4400 or email  You can also simply click the ‘Showing Request’ icon above and submit your contact information and showing request time that works for your schedule.

Area Links:

Sonoma Plaza Visitors Guide

Sonoma Plaza Wine Tasting Rooms

Sonoma Plaza Restaurants

Sonoma Farmers Markets

Things to do in Sonoma County

Jack London State Park

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

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Telephone number(s): 707-291-4400
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$ 1,895,000
Square Feet: 1,625+/- Total. 1,175+/- sq. ft Main House, +450+/- sq. ft. Cottage
.2789 acres
Beds: 2 Bedrooms Main House, 2 Bedroom Cottage
Baths: 2 Full Baths Main House, 1 Full Bath Cottage
Garages: None
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Sonoma Valley Unified

Woodland Star Charter School

17811 Arnold Drive
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-996-3849
Fax: 707-996-4369

Sonoma Valley High School

20000 Broadway
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-933-4010
Fax: 707-935-4205

Sonoma Charter School

17202 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-4232
Fax: 707-935-4207

Sassarini School

652 Fifth Street West
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-6040
Fax: 707-935-6049

Prestwood School

343 East MacArthur
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-6030
Fax: 707-935-4262

Gateway Middle School

17866 Railroad Avenue
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-4263
Fax: 707-939-2239

Gateway High School

17878 Railroad Avenue
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-4263
Fax: 707-939-2239

Flowery School

17600 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-6060
Fax: 707-935-4256

El Verano School

18606 Riverside Drive
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-935-6050
Fax: 707-935-4255

Dunbar School

11700 Dunbar Road
Glen Ellen California 95442
Tel: 707-935-6070
Fax: 707-935-4268

Creekside High School

950 Broadway
Sonoma California 95476
Tel: 707-933-4046
Fax: 707-933-4095

Altimira Middle School

17805 Arnold Drive
Sonoma California 95476
Fax 707-935-6027

Adele Harrison Middle School

1150 Broadway
Sonoma California 95476
Fax 707-935-6083