The real estate market is hot in Sonoma County right now, with median home prices at the highest level they’ve been in the past nine years. This has begun to worry first time homebuyers, who feel like the dream of home ownership is going to stay a dream for much longer than they originally planned.
But summer is peak house hunting season, and the days are getting longer, the nights warmer, the lavender is blooming, and dreams seem much more obtainable. If you’ve been wondering which home could make these dreams come true, here are five of them fresh on the market that may take you from reverie to reality.
1. 10064 Sorcerer Wood, The Sea Ranch, $440,000
Designed by architect Don Jacobs, this enchanting one bedroom, one bath home will leave any homebuyer spellbound. Surrounded by a redwood forest, the soaring architecture found in the interior belies it’s 908 square foot construction. The loft has a combination bedroom/office while the great room contains a kitchen, dining area and living room, all designed to make this smaller home feel like there’s room to spare. When it’s time to entertain on a balmy summer evening, the outside deck is the perfect setting for a magical evening. Listed by Coldwell Banker.
2. 145 Pinewood Ct, Cotati, $459,000
Family minded homebuyers will fall in love with this sweet one story, single family home nestled in a Cotati cul-de-sac. A three bedroom, two bath charmer with over 1,000 square feet on the inside rests on an almost 6,000 square foot lot with another building in the backyard that can be used as a workshop for dad, an office for mom, or a storage shed for the children’s toys – when that day comes. Millennials looking to escape apartment living and settle in the suburbs will find everything they need do so with this comfortable home, from a backyard for summer barbecuing to a fireplace for chilly winter nights, all at below median price. Listed by The McCall Team.
3. 1420 Snowy Cloud Way, Santa Rosa, $450,000
Sometimes, simplicity and clean lines make all the difference, and in this traditional style, two bedroom, two-bath home the distinction is clear. This 892 square foot home, built in 1997, is perfect for the homebuyer who is career-oriented and prefers their home to be organized with storage to spare, and not a lot to maintain. The yard is the ideal size to relax and read a book in during a warm spring afternoon while the spacious eat-in kitchen is suitable for hosting a small dinner with a small group of good friends. The one car garage is prime for a modestly-sized commuter vehicle. The Parkside Collection of homes, of which this is an excellent example, are highly sought after because of the quality of the neighborhoods they’re in. Listed by Coldwell Banker.
4. 11046 Golf Ct, Monte Rio, 95462 $495,000
This funky hexagon shaped home on the Northwood Golf Course is the epitome of unique, both in design and location. It’s difficult to say who would fall in love with this home first – an artist or an avid golfer – but whoever does must also actually enjoy the late 1970’s design aesthetics. This two-story single family home is on a 7,405 square foot lot, with an enormous deck and detached garage. The hexagonal shape both confuses and excites the senses, with the wood paneling and exposed brick hallmarks of experimental 70’s architecture. If a homebuyer can embrace this exceptional home’s one of a kind look and feel, this six-sided house will embrace them back with an expansive deck that’s perfect for hosting large gatherings on, and easy access to an exceptional golf course. Listed by Vanguard Properties.
5. 2308 Roburta Ln, Santa Rosa, $450,000
Built in 1994, this contemporary style home has a steeply gabled roof that brings to mind the Tudor style from England in the 1500s; except with indoor plumbing and located in beautiful Sonoma County. While it may appear austere from the outside, this four bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home is 1,450 square feet of angles and open space throughout the inside. Numerous windows allow ample natural morning light in, setting the stage for morning coffee, breakfast for the kids, study time in the upstairs office, or Saturday morning cartoons in the spacious living room. With a fireplace to relax by on cold winter nights, and a two car garage that allows the parents to keep both cars out of the elements, this starter home come with all the amenities, in pristine condition. This residence could easily turn from a starter to a keeper. Listed by Vanguard Properties.