Serene elegance awaits at this gracious Tuscan estate on Sonoma's east side. This single-story 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,780 sq ft. home plus 640 sq ft. guest house with full bath, embodies the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Located on approx. 4 flat useable acres close to town with a salt water pool, pathways, gardens, 51 organic olive trees, raised garden beds, fruit trees, fire pit, and solar panels. Hand-crafted custom features built to the ecologically sensitive, energy efficient PassivHouse standard.
A gated stone walled entry leads to the house surrounded by graceful valley oaks that share their own history and define a true sense of place. A gracious entrance is defined by an exterior stone vestibule and welcoming open skylight. The scale of the home and outdoor sheltered venues are strongly balanced between old world elegance and the approachable California wine country lifestyle.
The entrance of the home unfolds to the main living space, an expansive room canopied by reclaimed, hand distressed wooden beams with smaller adjacent nooks affording additional intimate places to gather.An oversized wood and steel chandelier arches over the kitchen, with massive center island and the ultimate in kitchen built-in custom cabinetry and appliances. This is a kitchen for the gourmet cook and legendary entertainer.
The home offers a master bedroom suite with french doors that open to the garden, huge closets and ensuite bath with large soaking tub and double shower. Two additional bedrooms and bathrooms for guests and family can also be found.
This PassivHouse, one of only two such houses built in Sonoma County to the German certification standard, is an ultra-low energy construction. Materials and technologies were thoughtful selected to assure maximum energy efficiency. Superinsulation and specialized energy recovery ventilator customized to distribute axillary heat and cooling throughout the home's two wings are key contributors to a PassivHouse level performance.