Six miles from Healdsburg Plaza, fifty-two acre Flax Vineyard Estate gracefully straddles the Russian River. The Estate’s centerpiece, a 6800 square foot contemporary wine country residence, overlooks sylvan Sonoma settings of the Russian River Valley where vineyards appear amongst emerald hillsides dotted with century-old gnarly oaks, the green hills turning the color of golden lion’s mane in the summer’s sun.
The Estate’s holdings also include a restored historic Farmhouse, a separate 2 bedroom Caretaker’s Cottage and a newly constructed “Entertaining Barn.” The property, profusely planted with vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, boasts gardens and orchards fecund with apple, pear, plum, fig and persimmon. Outside appointments include a sparkling pool with surrounding patio and landscaping, cabana with bath, picnic grounds, and pétanque and tennis courts.
The clean lines of the regal residence (designed by James G. Stavoy Architects) shape a luxurious interior graced by floor-to-ceiling windows and poured terrazzo floors. The home is well accoutered with a range of finely crafted highlights: separate master bedroom wing with study, multiple wood-burning fireplaces, inviting public rooms, wine cellar, chef’s dream kitchen, observation belvedere, koi pond and capacious decking and patio space.
Flax Vineyard Estate is listed for $18,500,000 by Coldwell Banker Previews, Mary Anne Veldkamp and Healdsburg Sotheby’s, Charlene Schnall.
The well appointed Kitchen features a center island with honed granite slab countertop, six burner Wolf range and hood, steam oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, professional ice maker and butler’s pantry with Perlick wine refrigerator.
Dining Room features include window walls and slider leading to a covered terrace with Terrazzo flooring, built in heaters and views of the surrounding valley, vineyards and mountains.
Master Bedroom highlights include wood flooring, fireplace, dual closets with built-in safe, retractable built-in television, and adjacent sitting room. Glass walls open to the terrace and magnificent vantage points.
Master Bath features marble floors and counters, double vanities, large soaking tub, marble shower with steam unit and direct access to a teak wood terrace and custom spa with integrated electronic fire feature.
A temperature controlled Wine Room with glass walls and decorative bottle storage is another perk of this Russian River retreat.
Fitted for the tech connoisseur, Flax Vineyard Estate comes complete with Lutron LED lighting control system, Lutron automated shading system, Sonos distributed music system with outdoor and indoor speakers for audio and video, a solar system and Mitsubishi seven zone high efficient electric heating system.
The Estate’s additional restored 1930s Farmhouse boasts 5 spacious bedrooms, four bathrooms with additional bedroom and bathroom off the garage. The farmhouse, artfully set off with redwood fencing and well manicured front lawn, boasts a porch which offers views of stunning sunset scenery.
The newly constructed “Entertaining Barn” with a large loft is finished with wood panelling and concrete floors.