Today we take a look at true Sonoma County eye candy, a 20-acre vineyard estate with an award-winning modern home located at 6201 Starr Road in Windsor. Known as Retrospect Vineyards, it is listed for $9,900,000.
Listed by Tina Shone, Sotheby’sInternational. Photos by Russell Abraham and Marion Brenner.
Retrospect Vineyards received one of the prestigious “2015 American Architecture Awards” for the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects.
Completed in 2014, the home is being sold because the owners are relocating due to a job transfer.
The almost 5,000 square-foot home is made of glass, stucco, steel and stone and has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It also has a detached, cantilevered guest house that “floats” above the landscaping.
The modern kitchen has Miele appliances, Caesarstone counter tops, a Zephyr exhaust hood, sleek custom manufactured cabinetry designed by PoggenPohl and a two-room pantry. There is also an 1,800 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar.
This whole property was designed to be energy efficient, with LED lighting and a hydronic system to generate radiant space heating and hot water. The house was designed to stay cool with natural ventilation, glazed windows on the north and south sides of the home and roofs with radiant barriers. There’s even a setup for a future roof-mounted photovoltaic system and electric car-charging system.
The main bedrooms of the home are designed for privacy, with the master on one side of the house and the others connected by an aerial bridge on the opposite side of the house.
Most of the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls with pocket doors and Brio screens. Bedrooms feature automatic integrated shades for privacy and to block sunlight.
This property balances work and home, as it is a fully operational winery with 16 acres of Pinot Noir vineyards. As the architects explained, “Equipment and materials for the vineyard are stored in the adjacent barn, clad in the same Windsor Stone as the main house, and a large parking pad accommodates trucks picking up new harvests. A second driveway separates the commercial activity from the residential, but traffic to and from the barn passes in front of the main house.”
This property also has a saltwater infinity pool and heated limestone tiles leading outside. The glass panels on the back of the home open for indoor/outdoor living.
The photos are amazing, but there’s also a video. Click here to check it out. (We admit, we’ve watched it more than a few times.) This is a total “dream house” and in retrospect, we wish that this post could have been written in the fab home office overlooking the vineyards. Interested in the wine? Click here to visit their official site, www.retrospectvineyards.com.