It can be said that any single family home in Sonoma County would be a wine lover’s dream come true, just because, well, it’s located in wine country. But this estate at 1245 Brack Rd in Healdsburg takes it to a whole different level.
The description of the property makes it sound like one of the many suburban homes available in the area: 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and built in 1984. But, that’s where the similarities end. The pool is semi-Olympic, 5 of the acres surrounding the home are vineyards with an olive grove, and there’s a custom 3000 square foot wine cave below it; definitely nothing like the other single family homes I’ve recently seen.
While the current median home value Healdsburg is $744,100, and it’s home to some very pricey mansions, the 5.4M asking price made me want to take a closer look. Also, I’m a sucker for wine cellars, so here it is;
1245 Brack Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 – $5,495,000
3 bedrooms, 4 baths, lot size 7.03 Acres.
From the front, this house does, indeed, look like an ordinary country home, but it gets better…
…by that, I mean it gets better when you start to explore the outside. Inside, the living room is nicely set up with custom floors and plantation shutters, but it’s not making me run out to buy lottery tickets just yet.
There’s a commercial refrigerator and uplighting on the prep side of this cozy kitchen.
The kitchen opens to a casual eating area.
There’s a formal dining room as well, with the wood flooring used throughout. But for 5.4M, I’m still waiting to show you the good stuff…
This bathroom isn’t opulent, but it has special accents like the stoneware bowl and custom tile work.
Okay, enough of the interior of the house, it is lovely and well laid out – but what’s around the house is why the price is above average. This outdoor kitchen features a custom Mugnaini pizza oven. But it’s going to get even better than that (and yes, there really is a wine cave…)
The pool is close to Olympic sized, with custom fountains on the sides.
A view of the pool in the daylight is no less impressive, and the raised spa can be easily be seen.
This poolside cabana at the far end comes complete with an outdoor fireplace. I’m almost convinced the price is right…
There’s an outdoor shower on the other side of the cabana allowing swimmers to rinse off after a dip in the pool.
Along with a sauna, to get the muscles in your legs relaxed for a trek up the hill…
…where you’ll find this fairly unassuming entrance to a cave, built by Bacchus Caves. But when you get closer…
…you notice it’s not going to be unassuming at all. I was way, way too excited about how cool this was.
This isn’t a run of the mill cave. I watched the videos that showed the process of creating these wine caves for different clients, and this is, indeed, where the 5.4 M asking price comes into play.
It appears that the current owners of this home bottle their own brand of wine (or have it bottled elsewhere) because this cellar is being used for exactly what it was meant for.
The stairs leading out bring to mind that this would be the perfect venue for hosting a party in – especially around Halloween time.
I wondered if it could get any better, and it does. There’s a guest cottage on the property as well…
…and this guest cottage has a full kitchen.
This is an overview of the personal vineyard found on the grounds. This is the reason you’d need such an impressive wine cave.
No upstanding estate would be complete without a tennis court.