There are some homes that defy a simple explanation. This classic c.1935 Normandy style home and gardens offer a serene oasis in the heart of the Eastside of Sonoma.
This property showcases the owner's attention to the many elegant details within the home and the surrounding English gardens.
The three-bedroom home and gardens are situated on a large approximately 11,500 sq. ft. corner lot about 3 blocks from Historic Sonoma Plaza. The stunning English gardens were designed by the renowned landscape designer, Michael Bates. The home was extensively remodeled in 1994 by the current owner who engaged Candace Lindell Designs and subsequently updated in 2010.
The home features original coved ceilings, oak floors, stunning steel divided light windows and French doors and a custom Kansas limestone fireplace designed and installed by Daniele Degli Esposti/Vero Stone. The custom light-filled kitchen was thoughtfully designed for casual entertaining with French doors leading to the welcoming outdoor living areas with exquisite gardens. One can savor coffee on the back porch in the morning sun or a glass of wine with a good book under the wisteria-covered arbor as the evening wanes. It simply doesn't get much better than this.
The home lives large as a single level home with two bedrooms and one full bath on the first floor. The staircase leads to a third bedroom and full bath on the second floor. Guests of the current owner have raved about the great night's sleep in this cozy nest.
Everywhere one looks, a new detail reveals itself. The gorgeous windows fill the home with light and a view of the luxurious gardens from every room. Whether languishing in the garden in spring/summer/fall or cozying up to a warm winter one cannot help but feel a lovely sense of ease.
It's a magical state of mind, a historic legacy, a leader in sustainable tourism, a home to California's beginnings, a mecca for the senses and a pastoral slice of paradise. And just 45 miles north of San Francisco, you'll find our paradise makes for an incredibly perfect getaway.