Monthly Archives: April 2018

News This Week: Eco-Friendly Living And Other Stories

Posted on April 27, 2018 by michelle_magnus

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP STORIES HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR YOUR WEEKEND CLICKING PLEASURE.

1. On Earth Day, Sotheby’s International released an article highlighting Treehouse Living in Washington State. “Nestled in a vibrant green rainforest, surrounded by enormous Doug fir trees and bordered by pristine Dabob Bay, this modern day treehouse has an amazing spirit,” says current owner Diana Rudolph. “It is an architectural treasure that sits gently on the forest floor nodding gracefully to its environment. As cliche as it may sound, every time we walk into this home our souls are renewed and the clutter of day-to-day life truly does disappear and we are left feeling extremely present and content in this small, undiscovered corner of western Washington. It’s a breath of fresh air.”  READ MORE

2. If you love the open water, check out this recent article about exquisite coastal properties on the market from New York to Monaco from Sotheby’s International.  “There’s a certain romanticism that comes from living in close quarters under the billowing sails of a seaworthy vessel, but even the most dedicated mariners know that sea legs get tired and smooth sailing is a lifelong practice. Setting out on adventures unknown pulls at the heart of any sailor, but every good seafarer needs to place to port.  A coastal property is, therefore, just the ticket for the nautically-inclined—a berth from which to watch the sun rise and set over smooth or rough waters; a lookout over ships passing in the night; a high-tide hideaway from which to observe red skies at night….”   READ MORE

3. The Press Democrat released an article this past Wednesday featuring the iconic Morning Star Ranch near Occidental selling for 2.5 million. “The starry-eyed Flower Children who once flocked to the Morning Star Ranch outside Occidental have long since gone their separate ways, the remnants of their experiment in communal living bulldozed by county work crews decades ago. But the land that supported their enthusiastic foray into cooperative, material-free existence endures — a slice of history and heaven in the redwood-studded hills of west Sonoma County. And it’s for sale, with an asking price of $2.5 million….”   READ MORE 

4. If you are curious about what’s happening in the local Real Estate economy, the North Bay Business Journal provides an in-depth analysis, claiming that the North Bay supply of new housing is not keeping up with demand… “The housing supply is lower, with the number of active listings dropping an average of 6 percent year to year and an average of 9 percent year to year in the last four months in Napa and Sonoma Counties respectively.”  READ MORE

 

News This Week: Million Dollar Homes Are Selling Fast in Sonoma County And Other Stories

Posted on April 20, 2018 by michelle_magnus

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP STORIES HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR YOUR WEEKEND CLICKING PLEASURE.

1. On Thursday the San Francisco Chronicle released a Spring Wine Update for Sonoma County. Discover what’s new and what’s hot in Sonoma County Wine Country. “In the past year, some of the county’s most well-known wineries have made significant upgrades to their tasting rooms, and at least four new tasting rooms will open soon or have opened recently. Then there’s the micro-winery festival, Garagiste, which will debut in May. Here’s what you should keep on your radar for your next trip to Wine Country…”   READ MORE

2. Sales keep growing for Sonoma County’s million-dollar homes… “Homes worth $1 million or more this year continue to generate the biggest growth in residential sales for Sonoma County, even as the number of purchases keep falling in the less expensive portion of the market…”   READ MORE

3. Discover 10 ways to have fun in Sonoma County. “Sonoma is its own animal. And it just may be the most pleasurable of all Northern California’s counties. There’s the wine, of course, but there is also the sea and redwoods and farms and so much more…”   READ MORE 

4. Today (Friday) the Press Democrat released sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the first week of March. Discover the values of homes near you…   READ MORE

 

Spring Festivals in Wine Country

Posted on April 17, 2018 by michelle_magnus

The spring season is filled with opportunities to celebrate and savor the exquisite vintages, flavors and beauty of wine country. Discover a few of our favorite upcoming festivals and celebrations you won’t want to miss!

Sonoma County

 

Sebastopol: 72nd Annual Apple Blossom Festival, April 20 – 21

 

Sebastopol celebrates the coming of spring with a parade on Saturday and two days of festivities. Come see the diverse and colorful parade floats, complete with old cars and Dachshund troops. The festival includes delicious food and fun craft vendors, as well as microbrews and local wines. Two stages will feature nonstop music both days!

 

Petaluma: Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival, April 28

 

This year’s festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of National Egg Day. Celebrate Petaluma’s rich agricultural history with a full day of contests and music, as well as a parade in the afternoon. There are plenty of food and craft vendors to explore, plus two beer gardens.

 

 

Santa Rosa: Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, May 19

 

With a theme of “Together We Rose,” this years parade and festival is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the new season and new beginnings after the devastating fires of 2017. The parade will open the day and a fun-filled festival will follow. Come out and join this resilient community for a day of fun and celebration!

 

Napa County

 

Bottlerock Napa Valley, May 25 – 27

 

With nearly 100 incredible bands featured this year, BottleRock has something for everyone. Enjoy a weekend in the sunny wine country with an abundance of wine, beer, food, and cocktails.

 

Mendocino County

 

Boonville: 22nd Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival, April 28

 

The Boonville Beer Festival will feature over 80 breweries, including Boonville’s iconic Anderson Valley Brewing Company. There will be tons of delicious food to soak up all that beer, and fun vendors to explore. Ages 21 and up.

 

Potter Valley: 72nd Annual Spring Festival & Rodeo, May 25 – May 28

 

Head to Potter Valley for a parade, sanctioned rodeo events, BBQ, axe throwing competitions, a raffle, and plenty of vendors that will keep you sated and happy.

 

Iconic Vineyard Estate in the Heart of California Wine Country

Posted on April 16, 2018 by michelle_magnus

Iconic Vineyard Estate
$12,950,000

61± pristine acres w/ 25 planted in Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Spacious luxury home embodies California contemporary with panoramic mountain & valley views from every window. Stay tuned for more pictures and information.

Craftsman Beauty on Primrose Avenue in Santa Rosa

Posted on April 16, 2018 by michelle_magnus

3690 Primrose Avenue, Santa Rosa

2Bed/1Ba Craftsman Charmer with Art Studio,
Workshop & Vintage Water Tower on .71 Acres
$699,000

Be the first to discover this incredible home in Southwest Santa Rosa. Travel down the private driveway and arrive in this peaceful and serene oasis, featuring a Vintage Craftsman charmer filled with light and tall ceilings. Hardwood floors, upgraded windows, high ceilings, and the spacious interiors filled with an abundance of natural light invites comfort and beauty. The front porch and back patio create ideal sitting areas to enjoy the expansive landscape abundant with antique roses, raised garden beds, lawns and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. Lots of room for additional vehicle, RV or boat parking.  A 2-room art studio with an attached greenhouse waits for your creative inspiration.  The large metal workshop features a separate office space, storage loft, and drive through set-up with two roll-up bay doors.  Original Water Tower sits behind the house and is currently used as a laundry room–with endless conversion possibilities. This is a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Make your way to the end of the private driveway and discover a bright and cheerful art studio featuring two rooms and an attached greenhouse- perfect for gardeners! Right across from the art studio sits a workshop complete with a partial loft and a separate office space.


An original 19th century water tower has been updated to feature a large laundry room with an upstairs loft/storage… but this fun and creative space could easily be converted into whatever your heart desires. Climb to the top and discover incredible mountain views!

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