Lovers of Wine Country views, art and interior design, and books—so much space for books!—will go absolutely gaga over this 5,700-square-foot Sonoma estate on nearly 12 acres of both wild and manicured landscape.
Clearly custom-designed for artists, collectors, and bibliophiles, the house's sophisticated interiors have ample natural light and open spaces for highlighting interesting objets, and seemingly endless built-ins throughout but especially in the blue-lacquered library. Of course, there's artistry in the outdoors here, as well.
Overlooking cascading vineyards and hills stretching to Mount Diablo, the estate has the feels of Getty-style villa with Greek Doric columns, high ceilings studded with skylights, and curated rooms developed as vignettes for living. A series of hallways swathed in marble and warm wood make an ideal palette for sculptures and framed works. A sizable living room and dining area with whitewashed beams overhead share an open plan with two sets of double doors opening to the backyard.
The aforementioned library has wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelving, intricate carvings, and a built-in ladder. Large enough to fit a sofa, desk, long table, and multiple chairs, the reading room is an inspiring in-home getaway; there is also a sprawling art studio and a separate study.
The large kitchen with an island, double sinks, and stainless steel appliances opens up to a deck through a side door to take in panoramic views. There are four spacious bedrooms including the stunning, light-filled master suite with access to the gardens. Even the bathrooms are teeming with character in raw stone and minimalist palettes; you may never get out of your soaking tub looking out to the pool.
Feel like taking a stroll? Traverse the wooded grounds to explore the gazebo, raised garden, sculptures, and an epicf treehouse deck situated in a massive oak.
Location: 4550 Grove St. (Sonoma)
Size: 5,690 sq. ft.
Asking price: $6,700,000
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