It never fails...with a weekend drive through the rolling hills of Sonoma County, the sunlight filtering through the trees and the occasional cow crossing the road, we always have the same fancy: We could leave the city, the lack of parking, the fog, and settle into a simpler, prettier life...with land...up north.
Situated on nearly nine-and-a-half acres, this five-bedroom, new construction farmhouse in Petaluma checks the boxes for both modern amenities and all the bucolic vibes. It's even on top of a small hill (sigh). This one is going to sell fast.
Blooming wisteria draping the covered front patio welcomes you to the 5,569-square-foot home built in 2009. Modern construction means the country home has contemporary touches such as a flowing floor plan, spacious closets, and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pizza oven.
A bright white palette reflects ample natural light through countless picture windows and French doors from the dining room to the outside. In the living room, a brick fireplace keeps things cozy.
The kitchen has a large marble-topped island with bar seating, stainless steel appliances, an extra-large sink, white tile backsplash, and a walk-in pantry. A small family room sits alongside to foster country-style cooking an entertaining; this room opens via a second set of French doors to a covered porch overlooking Sonoma Mountain.
Down a set of stairs from the kitchen is a custom wine room as well as flex space that could work as a home gym, office, game room, or media room. The top level consists of private quarters including an en-suite bedroom with large walk-in closet, plus three additional bedrooms and full bathrooms. There's even a large studio perched above the two-car garage for overnight guests or an in-law.
Outdoors, a covered barn-inspired space is ideal for alfresco dining.
Size: 5,569 sf
Asking price: $3,600,000
// 6 Treehaven Dr. (Petaluma); for more information, visit coldwellbanker.com.