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Up and Coming Areas in Sonoma County

Posted on August 08, 2018 by Admin

Sonoma County draws people from all over the world to celebrate the incredible wineries, food culture and outdoor pursuits. Every year, we see up and coming neighborhoods creating their own energy and vibe that sets them apart. Discover our favorite hidden gems in Sonoma County perfect for a day trip or your next real estate investment.

 

South of A Arts District in Santa Rosa (SOFA)
Situated near Julliard Park, the SOFA neighborhood is a hidden gem. Juilliard Park offers Bocce courts, live music, and a community garden. SOFA is located in the corner between Hwy 12 and 101, and is home to over thirty artists studios. To celebrate this high concentration of artists, there is an annual artwalk that showcases the incredible creativity that SOFA has to offer. And the creativity doesn’t stop there—the restaurants and shops in the neighborhood offer up interesting and delicious fare. Check out The Spinster Sisters, Criminal Baking Company, and Atlas Coffee Company.

 

Graton
Located between Sebastopol and Forestville, the small town of Graton is home to restaurants, tasting rooms, and eclectic shops. The Joe Rodota trail runs through town toward the wetlands of Atascadero creek all of the way to Forestville. With a population of about 1700, the small town community has plenty of charm and delicious dining options. Check out Willowwood Cafe, Underwood Bar & Bistro, and Mexico Lindo. Tasting rooms include Bowman Cellars, Paul Mathew Vineyards, and Red Car Wine Company. Be sure to peruse the artists collective Atelier One, the Graton Gallery, and Mr. Ryder & Company. Graton continues to grow, with the development of a community park, and rumours of a brewery and taproom.

 

Geyserville
Geyserville lies just north of Healdsburg, nestled below the geysers that give the town its name. The downtown of Geyserville spans a mere few blocks, but you will find plenty to explore. Restaurants include Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria, Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge, and Catelli’s. For wine tasting, check out Meeker Vineyard Winery, Route 128 Winery, Mercury Geyserville, Ramazzotti Wines, or Locals Tasting Room. Other spots to explore are Isis Oasis, a retreat center and wildlife sanctuary that was opened in 1978,  Gin’Gilli’s Vintage Home, and Bosworth and Son General Merchandise.

Images courtesy of :
http://sonomastories.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/10083/walk-on-the-wild-side-art-alley/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graton,_California
http://www.kellielarson.com/geyserville/

 

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 This Week: Living Roofs and Floating Houses

Posted on June 01, 2018 by Admin

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

New Wine Education Center in Sonoma County
Sonoma State University (SSU) has just opened a new wine education center as part of its Wine Business Program. SSU is hoping that the center will “cement the school’s status as the premier location for the study and research of the business of wine.” READ MORE

Living Roof Design Ideas
Living roofs are a gorgeous way to finish your home. Discover how to design your own green roof. READ MORE

Floating Village in San Jose
A company in San Jose is hoping they may be able to help with the housing shortage with their innovated design that makes building in flood zones less risky. READ MORE

Portable Wine
There’s no reason to think that great wine can’t come out of a box or a can. Wine Spectator released their list of the top 24 wines to have on the go. READ MORE

 

News This Week: Knowing When to Buy & Residential Innovation

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Admin

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

Knowing When to Buy
Buying your first home is very exciting and rewarding — “a point of pride and something to celebrate.” Here are some suggestions to get the very best home you can. READ MORE

A Different Perspective On High Rent Prices
The Bay Area’s notoriously pricey real estate market affects renters in ways you may never have imagined. Rent control can make a place affordable, but ultimately leave you feeling stuck. READ MORE

San Jose’s 10,000 Tiny Homes
In an effort to increase housing for Silicon Valley, a non-profit called Soup is working to make building secondary units easier. Soup aims “to build 10,000 homes in 10 years, by erecting prefabricated granny flats in backyards or on other unused parcels.“ READ MORE

Summer Stargazing
With summer just around the corner, we love this reminder to get outside and enjoy the night sky. Find out where you can go for exquisite night views all summer long. READ MORE

Just Listed | 5162 Oak Meadow Drive, Santa Rosa

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Mark Stevens

Beautiful landscaping surround the circle driveway of this expansive single level home located in the coveted Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club.

This 2,403 square foot home provides updated finishes and stunning views of the golf course, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, office and den and features vaulted ceilings, marble flooring, and large master suite.

Fourth of an acre provides space for outdoor entertaining including decking, a private patio and side yard with raised garden beds.

Offered at | $985,000 

Open House | Sunday, September 17th from 12PM to 3PM

Mark Stevens | 707.322.2000 | EstateVineyard.com

Worldbid Auction | 15500 Bodega Hwy

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Mark Stevens


15500 Bodega Highway, Occidental

Opening bid list price | $2,600,000

A rare opportunity to surround yourself in natural beauty combined with ambience and seclusion. This estate residence features over 8,000± square feet with every amenity imaginable. Thoughtfully and tastefully designed, this property sits on 20± acres and commands breathtaking views from every window of the Sonoma Coast and 3 surrounding counties.


The property will be sold to highest bidder at or above the 
opening bid list price of $2,600,000

Open House Date | Saturday, September 9th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Auction date | Wednesday, October 11th at noon PT



For additional information or to schedule a showing | 707.322.2000 | Mark.Stevens@sothebysrealty.com