Healdsburg may be a small town, but it’s one of the most popular wine country destinations for locals and tourists alike. Though it currently only has a population of 11,254 people, it’s well known for its proximity to world class wineries, trendy boutiques, and 5-star dining.
Knowing this, I always expect to find some fairly lovely estates when looking through the latest listings, and this home at 1005 Westside Rd. was lovely…and then some. Healdsburg is known as the ‘upscale’ North Bay destination, and this single family home struck me as a prime example of how it got this reputation. It also inspired me to buy a couple of extra lottery ticket this week: just in case.
I’m under no false assumptions I’ll ever be able to live in a home like this, but it’s always fun to look. Let’s take a tour;
1005 Westside Rd, Healdsburg – $10,250,000
4 beds, 7.5 baths, 7,005 square feet.
This house was fully renovated, and expanded, in 2013. I noticed on the sale history that it had been sold in 2010 – but couldn’t find exactly when the original structure was built. What I can say for certain is that I wouldn’t care if it had originally been a cardboard box in 1986: this is a stunning estate.
This pool doesn’t disappoint. It’s always fun to see how even something as suburban and mundane as a pool takes on a whole new dimension when added to an estate of this size.
This flagstone patio looks like an inviting area to sit down on a chilly evening…especially with the exterior custom gas fireplace.
There’s no need to go inside to cook during the summer months, this outdoor kitchen has everything you’d possibly need.
Here’s another view of the patio area where more of the architecture of the main home can be seen. Speaking of which, let’s go inside…
You can enter the living room from the back patio. This angle shows how well the home is set up for entertaining; there’s a pool table to one side, bar to the other, and a flat screen TV mounted over the fireplace.
This is a closer look at the informal living/media room. One of the things that stuck out when I was reading about this estate is that it has 4 bedrooms – but 7.5 bathrooms. It occurs to me that this home is all about entertainment and that the disparity between bedrooms/bathrooms was actually clearly thought out; nobody likes to wait in line for a bathroom during a party at a friends house.
When entering through the front of the home, the first impression is much more formal.
The formal sitting area is well appointed, but looks like an area where you hold a serious conversation about Bone China versus Porcelain for place settings. I feel like it seems somewhat out of place when considering the rest of the home.
This view of the more informal seating and eating areas show that casual isn’t just accepted, it’s expected.
This kitchen is one of my favorites so far. The clever use of cabinetry tucks everything away, making it just another part of the house to congregate in and enjoy the company around you.
Here’s a view of the kitchen from the other side. If you were the cook, you’d be able to speak with friends and watch the TV at the same time.
We’ll head down this hallway to check out a few of the bedrooms, but first, let’s stop by…
…the personal in-home movie theatre. Because of course.
This master bedroom is bright and roomy, the cathedral ceiling making it feel like a home in its own right. I especially love the wrought iron chandelier.
You can see it in more detail here, and notice that this room has a private sitting area in this nook by the windows.
The master bathroom looks simple, with a marble bathtub being the decadent touch.
…along with this custom sink and countertop.
The den is also simple, with the same dark wood we saw in the downstairs kitchen, and in the bathroom cabinets. But it’s he custom shelves with a toy collection that makes me smile every time I scroll through this listing. Though the home is up for sale, it makes me want to know the people who currently own it.
Here’s another one of the four bedrooms.
This is the second of the 7.5 bathrooms, and its far more opulent than the previous one. I don’t have the time, or readily available images, to go through each one, but it’d be interesting to see if they’re all this well outfitted.
There’s a guest cottage/garage on the grounds. Approaching across the lawn, you can go left to the entry, or right towards the garage.
I choose the garage, and you’ll see why in a second…
Yes, the house is beautiful…but do all these come with it? I’d certainly add that in the contingencies…
This is the bedroom/loving room in the guest cottage. I’d take it as a personal Tiny Home if the owners would let me.
Leaving the estate, this barn can be found on the property – but forget horses, this is an art studio where the creative in the family can sneak away to in order to paint, sculpt, draw, or just relax and listen to music.