I’ve seen, toured, and written about all types of homes and estates, and after awhile they become almost alike. But I found this newly listed home at 5340 Grove St. in Sonoma, and had to double check the description. At first, I believed that this modern style building was a boutique hotel – with a $7,900,000 price tag, this seemed to make the most sense.
However, this unique estate is really a single-family home; it just has some unique amenities. At 5,748 square feet, it has plenty of interior space for the 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths, but what sets it apart – besides the stunning pool – is the guesthouse that includes a custom observatory.
The interior is artfully planned, with a well-stocked wine cellar and areas for indoor and outdoor entertaining. I began, as always, by checking out what’s going on with the landscape around the home;
When approaching the home, it’s clear by the custom garage that care has been taken in all the design aspects of the house.
Going around the back, the house is impressive during the day, but even more so at night when the landscape lighting is on.
Of course there’s a pool, and of course it looks inviting…
The guesthouse is off to the side of the pool, and the dome is where the observatory is located.
Knowing how clear the night sky is in Sonoma, this professional observatory has to be the gem of the house.
This thoroughly modern living showcases full-length windows that will allow the residenst to enjoy a view of the outdoors from the comfort of their couch. I can just imagine how amazing this has to be on a rainy, stormy day.
The kitchen carries on the modern/Jetson’s aesthetic with a ‘floating’ oblong glass island in the center. This area can be used for food prep or casual dining.
A more formal dining area is part of the living room, though set far enough apart from it to create its own space.
When sitting in the more ‘formal’ dining area, the balcony and view beyond is clearly visible. On a warm day, guests may want to take their plates outside to enjoy the fresh air.
With gorgeous Sonoma weather practically year-round, an outdoor dining area is almost expected.
The downstairs bathroom is fairly every-day, except for the custom stone sink.
This downstairs den looks like every Pinterest ‘work from home’ image I’ve pinned over the past six months. (That is to say, someplace I’d really, really enjoy working in.)
Heading upstairs, the master bedroom doesn’t disappoint with the same outside views as seen from the downstairs living room; except a bit more comfortable.
The warm honey color of the wood in the master bathroom gives it a clean, modern feel that’s more hotel than many other areas of the home, even though it’s the same wood used throughout the rest of the house.
However, it’s not the sinks and warm wood inside the master bathroom that’s impressive: it’s this shower. Frosted glass for the doors and artistic crackle-glass at the top are what makes me have instant bathroom-envy. I’m not sure if that’s an actual thing, but since I’m feeling it, I’m betting that it is.
I saved the best for last – this wine cellar may seem plain, but the cool dark area is the best place to store your very favorite reds. The two rattan chairs and a vintage wooden table show that sitting down to enjoy is serious business in this modern home.
All the fun isn’t necessarily inside the house; this wild-looking walkway gives a glimpse at what adventures can be found on the ground around this home.