Fabulous single level residence designed by award-winning Architect James McCalligan is superbly sited on 1.16+/- oak studded acres in Bennett Ridge and boasts stunning views of San Pablo Bay and Mount Diablo. An entertainer’s dream with a fantastic open floor plan features a great room with soaring ceiling, fireplace and double French Doors that open to an expansive deck - ideal for outdoor living and entertaining. A formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen with sunny breakfast nook adjoin the great room. A romantic master suite has a luxurious bath with large walk in shower, marble counters, heated floors and a master bedroom complete with fireplace, window seat and French door that opens onto the expansive deck. Other highlights include a guest suite, a library/office and a spacious wine making room with built-in wine storage, stainless sink, half bath and tile floors. Gorgeous grounds feature mature oaks, bay, manzanita, a Petanque court and a boutique vineyard producing 10+/- cases of red varietal wine per year. The best of Wine Country living - just steps to beautiful Annadel State Park with over 5000+/- acres of riding and hiking trails and minutes to Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Sonoma and approximately 1 hour north of San Francisco. Ideal as a full time residence or second home.
The largest city in Sonoma county, as well as the county seat, Santa Rosa has experienced rapid growth in the last decade by adding three times the residents that were added in all of Marin during the same period.
Downtown Santa Rosa has grown to match its swelling population, by adding shopping areas, hotels, and medical facilities. Santa Rosa is centered on Courthouse Square, the Comstock pedestrian mall, and an urban greenway featuring trails and a terraced walkway along a creek. No less than five historic neighborhoods including Burbank Gardens, the Railroad Square, West End and Cherry Street give Santa Rosa its quintessential small town residential feel. Old mansions and Victorians can still be found downtown near tree-lined McDonald Avenue, perhaps the most beautiful street in Santa Rosa.
Fountain Grove, Shiloh Estates, and the canyons and hillsides surrounding the town offer the most prestigious homes for sale. Santa Rosa home prices climb along with the elevation as it rises in the hills to the north and east of town. Homes here are of the gated estate variety, and come with gated drives, acreage, and sweeping views of the valleys below.
Surprising activities in Santa Rosa include the Charles Schultz Museum, dedicated to one of the most famous residents of town who lived here for 30 years, Redwood Ice Arena (built by Schultz) and Safari West, a private African wildlife preserve just outside of town.
There is a growing technology footprint in Santa Rosa with Agilent, and telecom companies creating a high tech corridor along HWY 101. Many residents commute to San Francisco, a trek that has gotten easier thanks to the recent additions of car pool lanes and road-widening in San Rafael.