The rustic region of Sonoma County may need no introduction to serious wine lovers who have been enchanted by its low-key setting and off-the-beaten-path charms. Resting at the heart of Sonoma Valley is the historic Sonoma Plaza, with its Spanish Mission village feel, old adobe storefronts, romantic cobblestone streets, meandering alleyways, sunlit courtyards, tasting rooms, artisan boutiques, galleries and Old-World cafes that pay homage to the town’s “slow” culture. The Plaza is also home to numerous events throughout the year, whether it’s a Fourth of July parade or an international film festival.
So, it should be no surprise that this bespoke luxury home — resting just one block east of the Plaza — has drawn quite a lot of praise since coming on the market. Custom-designed and built in 2011, the stunning 1,863-square-foot abode features two bedrooms, two baths and an office. A rich array of detail permeates the residence: gorgeous pecan floors, three stone gas fireplaces, ceilings that span over 10 feet and reveal artful craftsmanship with coffered or shiplap detailing, floor to ceiling windows for abundant natural light and three walk-in closets.
The open-concept gourmet kitchen is an entertainer’s dream, appointed with top-of-the-line appliances and honed granite counters with custom cabinetry. Epicures and oenophiles will never want to leave. The incomparable master bedroom suite and bath is a showcase of warmth and beauty — a private haven that invites total relaxation.
This Sonoma retreat is ideal as a permanent residence or as a vacation home — for a sophisticated buyer who wants a wine country escape, yet wants the ease of having in-town conveniences. Priced at $3,250,000, it is a rare and special home that will not be on the market for long.