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New Listing! Winner’s Circle Estate & Vineyard

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Admin

Spectacular Estate Home with Winery & Hospitality Potential


Asking price:
$12,950,000
Acreage: 60± Acres
Vineyard: Organic vineyards featuring 19.1± acres of Pinot Noir and 5.5± acres of Chardonnay recently planted to highest standards.

Winner’s Circle is a premier estate in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This 7,500± sq. ft. luxury home in Sebastopol embodies California contemporary design, and features panoramic mountain and valley views from every window.  A guest house, caretaker’s unit, and barn add value and interest to the property. Featuring 24.6± acres of organic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards plus a potential rental income through Inspirato, this is an incredible opportunity for the luxury home buyer and/or vineyard investor. 

The Main Residence was designed by architects Gerald C. Taylor of San Francisco and Val Arnold of Beverly Hills for the Walter family. Constructed in 1991 and renovated in 2013, the 7500± sq. ft. home has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry, and expansive common areas. Floor to ceiling glass doors in every room open onto extensive patios. A heated pool and spa invite you outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Russian River weather. 

Winner’s Circle is located just one hour North of San Francisco in the heart of West Sonoma County Wine Country. Situated between  Healdsburg and Sebastopol,  the area offers great dining, shopping & a welcoming community. This part of the Russian River Valley has long been established as a premier region for producing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Many award-winning wineries are minutes away from this iconic location.

People move to Sonoma County from all around the world to enjoy the beautiful, mild climate. Located just 10 miles away (as the crow flies) from the Pacific Ocean, the weather is characterized by morning fog, warm days and pleasant evenings. The warm, dry summers and temperate winters encourage outdoor pursuits and allow farmers to grow amazing produce year-round. There are endless opportunities to explore premier Sonoma and Napa wineries and restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts are blessed with 50+ regional and state parks that showcase coastal tide pools, old-growth redwoods and mountain views.

Located on Vine Hill Ridge in the Russian River American Viticultural Area (AVA), Winner’s circle located in the heart of West Sonoma County. Situated in between Healdsburg and Sebastopol, the AVA features the best known and most loved varietals. Home to the top Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and old vine Zinfandels, this cool climate grape region supplies world renowned wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, creating award winning wines that are some of the world’s best. 

The Russian River AVA has raised the standard for California grape production and winemaking.  The relatively cool summer encourages the grapes to ripen slowly, establishing balanced acidity.  This slow, prolonged ripening period creates the delicious flavors distinctive to this region. The soils offer perfect drainage and ideal conditions for growing grapes.  

Additional Property Features:

The guest house shares the entry courtyard with the main residence.  The unit is accessible from the main residence via a  short covered walkway.  The generous one bedroom boasts stunning views and an open floor plan. 

  • 900± sq. ft.
  • Located adjacent to the main house – just a short walk down a covered sidewalk connecting the two buildings.
  • 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom
  • Living room with queen-size pullout sleeper sofa
  • Kitchen
  • Garage/Storage

Located on the smaller of the two parcels, the caretaker’s unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom.  A horse barn featuring six stables and an open interior also shares this second parcel.  The barn currently houses the irigation equipment for the vineyards. Situated adjacent to the barn is an equine aqua-tred.  This beautiful rustic building was originally built for the first-class thoroughbred ranch that was established here by the original owners, Barbara and Robert Walters.  The Walter’s best known gelding,1996 Kentucky Derby Runner-up Cavonnier, was foaled here at Winner’s Circle in1993. 

  • 35± Acres of oak woodlands 
  • Caretaker’s unit (2Bed/1Bath)
  • Barn with seven stables and irrigation pump room
  • Pump House
  • Horse Aqua Tread

Winery and Hospitality Potential

  • 2 Parcels: 55-acre parcel zoned DA D6-40; 6 acres zoned RA D6-10
  • Potential for main residence conversion to hospitality/wine-tasting/guest facility
  • Potential Winery/Tasting Room site

For more information, contact Mark at 707.322.2000 or Jeannie at 707.480.1541.

 

NEWS FLASH! Brokers’ Tour Thursday, May 10th at Wild Iris Retreat in Anderson Valley

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Admin

Brokers’ Tour at Wild Iris Retreat in Anderson Valley
$6,995,000

When:
Thursday, May 10th from 12-5pm

Address:
20500 Tumbling MdD Road
Philo, CA 95466

A Tranquil Retreat Setting in the Majestic Redwoods… Join us for an incredible afternoon at Wild Iris Retreat near Philo in Anderson Valley. There will be gourmet snacks, jeep tours and an inside view into this enchanting property. This exquisite 300+ acre property is a perfect family compound tucked away with plenty of sunshine and shaded groves of towering redwoods. The pictures and description of this property cannot convey its enchanting quality — it must be experienced to understand its unique beauty, magic and history.

Site of the historic Tumbling McD guest ranch, Wild Iris Retreat is located in a secluded part of the Anderson Valley famous for its Pinot Noir wines. There are twelve acres of prime Pinot grapes and 30 +/- plantable acres of land overlooking the river.

The ‘English Manor House style’ gardens extend over three acres that include two guest houses, a 90K gallon pool, a beautiful stone spa, and a dance hall. This incredible space has been the scene of some of the Bay Area’s exceptional country weddings and guest stays. Home to a exquisite old growth redwood forest, the property is situated at the confluence of the the Anderson and the Rancheria creeks, which together form the Navarro river. A favorite for kayakers in the spring, the river borders the property for one mile on its southwest side.

Truly magical, this property must be seen to fully experience its transformational spirit and natural beauty. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more about the property: Click Here
Contact Mark for more information: Mark.Stevens@SothebysRealty.com

Craftsman Beauty on Primrose Avenue in Santa Rosa

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Admin

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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Just Listed: Grandview Rd, Sebastopol

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Mark Stevens

 

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Perched on a ridge top in tranquil west county, this beautiful, expansive home offers end of the lane privacy and stunning views to the North East.

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Just 7 minutes from downtown Sebastopol this home is favorably located within the Analy High School District as well as highly regarded neighboring elementary and middle schools. Sitting on a gorgeous 2.04 acres of land, this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath and two half-bath Sebastopol country home fills a spacious 4591 sq ft. complete with 5 oversized walk-in closets. The property includes a three-car garage with an additional 600sq. ft of unfinished space above. A convenient indoor walkway connects the garage to the main home through the practical and spacious laundry room.

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The living space has an open and flowing floor plan showcasing large living and family rooms, a formal dining room, billiard room/library, and main level bedroom – all of which are ideal for entertaining and quality living.

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The spacious kitchen is complete with a double oven, 5-range gas stovetop, island, large walk in pantry, wood burning stove and an eat-in area. All the comforts of home, while gazing out at your pool, gardens and views beyond.

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Offered at: $1,485,000

*Please contact me at 707.322.2000 or mark.sevens@sothebysrealty.com for more information or to schedule a showing*