350 Linden Street in Sonoma.

All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS.  

Today we are shopping for homes in the $450,000 to $500,000 range.  Once again, there is quite a bit of variety in this price range depending on the location.  We also have an update on the $22 million Kenwood property from a few weeks ago (click here for a refresher).  It has been split into separate listings – 730 Adobe Canyon Road for $7,200,000 and 748 Adobe Canyon Road at $12,400,000.  Let’s check out some homes in a more reasonable price range:

Santa Rosa

1175 Pacific Ave is a 1,910 square-foot, three-bedroom, two bath Tudor-style home that has been recently remodeled.  Conveniently located by Santa Rosa Junior College, it has hardwood floors, retro green tile with gray slab in the kitchen and a lot of charm. It is listed at $499,950.


The charming exterior at 1175 Pacific Ave in Santa Rosa.


The retro tile and slab counters in Santa Rosa.


The sunny living room in Santa Rosa.

Listed by Rory McCormick McKormick & Co. Click here for details.

Rohnert Park 

Listed at $489,000, 1403 Garrett Court is 1,459 square feet and has three bedrooms and three baths.  It has a kitchen with stone slab countertops and a big, nicely landscaped backyard with a covered deck.  It feels like a nice place for a family, but the stairs leading to the second floor could use a railing.  Located in the “G” Section of Rohnert Park (did you know that the neighborhoods there are lettered?), this home is also appealing because of its proximity to our favorite bowling alley, Double Decker Lanes.


1403 Garrett Court in Rohnert Park, listed at $489,000.


The kitchen at 1403 Garrett Court.


The family room and french doors in Rohnert Park.

Listed by Timo Rivetti Keller Williams. Click here for details.


Sonoma continues to be pricey.  350 Linden Street is listed at $450,000 and is a serious fixer with a lot of potential.  The broker’s open house last week was jam packed with developers and flippers checking this place out.  At 1,745 square feet, this run-down Victorian has four bedrooms and three baths and is on a big (0.32 acre) lot.  A tear-down? Perhaps, but the house has some great details so someone with a vision and strong construction skills could make this into something special.  Located right off of Verano Avenue, it is a quick drive to shopping. Bonus points for having three fireplaces and a detached garage and workshop.


350 Linden Street in Sonoma.


A sheetrock installer’s dream – the living room on Linden.


The kitchen (tchotchke collection not included) on Linden in Sonoma.

Listed by Doug Hecker & Nathan Genovese – Coldwell Banker.  Click here for details.


536 Christopher Way in East Windsor is 1,438 square feet and has three bedrooms and two full baths. Priced at $465,900, it is a single story home located close to shopping and Foothill Regional Park.  It has an open feel with arched doorways, wood floors and a fireplace.


536 Christopher Way in East Windsor.


The airy kitchen in Windsor.


The open living area in Windsor.

Listed by Gael Adair Grove -Pacific Union. Click here for details.


13770 Green Valley Road is 1,152 square feet and is a two-bedroom, two-bath home with a bonus room.  Rough wood beams and wood floors create a cabin feel inside and decks on three sides create lots of outdoor living areas. Listed at $479,000, this property is particularly interesting because it has two cabins with electricity that could be used as art studios, “She Sheds,” or guest cottages.


The rustic exterior and cabins at 13770 Green Valley Road in Sebastopol.


The “cabin-feel” kitchen in Sebastopol.


One of the two cabins on the property in Sebastopol.

Listed by Chris Getchell – Zephyr Real Estate

Overall, these are some interesting options for buyers in the $450,000 to $500,000 price range.  Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.