According to the latest information on Trulia, the median price for homes sold in Petaluma from Aug. 3rd to Nov. 2nd was $612,500. While it feels like we’ve all been waiting for prices to fall, it looks like we’re in this price range for the long haul, so let’s see what Petaluma has to offer…
I’ve always loved the home-y feeling of this city – the Petaluma Butter & Eggs Days Celebration has been a must every year, and the array of farm-to-table restaurants is seriously impressive (also, one of the very real reasons I gave up on even trying to diet…)
It’s no surprise, then, that this historic town is still hot on the real estate market. If you’re thinking of moving to Petaluma, or own a home you’ve contemplated selling, here’s what’s on the market right now in the median price range;
220 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma – $615,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,426 square feet. Year built: 1899.
Built just 41 years after Petaluma was founded, this well-preserved home is a good example of the historic architecture found all around the city.
I appreciate how they’ve kept the wooden entry framing, and have invested in period-specific antique furniture throughout.
The kitchen is small, but the tiled island in the center helps add counter space for preparing large holiday meals. Or, for those with kids, a space for craft time.
1529 Sarkesian Drive, Petaluma – $589,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,583 square feet. Year built: 1966.
This 1960’s home has been updated for the 2016 weather. The drought-resistant landscaping is already in place, keeping the homeowner from needing to worry about garden maintenance or upkeep.
But, this home stays firmly rooted in the 1960s with the original wet bar in place. As a child, I recall this being a feature of every one of my parents’ friend’s homes.
There’s a wide patio for outdoor entertaining. I can’t quite tell if the ground is covered by the same bark as out front, or if that’s just plain earth.
800 Parent Way Petaluma – $599,000
4 beds, 3 baths, 2,148 square feet. Year built: 1975.
This large home is a good deal for someone with children, or an extended family.
This entryway shows a lot of the popular components used in 70’s era tract homes: black painted metal railings, cathedral ceilings, and an acrylic chandelier with faux gold plating.
The backyard is more spacious than this photo shows, but the palm tree outdoor heater caught my eye.
414 Pipestone Circle, Petaluma – $629,950
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,782 square feet. Year built: 1986.
This very patriotic house was built in 1986, and comes with space for RV parking as well as custom sheds in the backyard.
I was surprised when I saw the kitchen: it looks almost as though it belongs in a dollhouse, with the bubblegum paint and immaculate white Formica.
The casual dining area follows the same aesthetic as the kitchen. I dislike using the word ‘cute’ when describing a home, but there are some rooms in this house that are truly adorable.
849 Pinewood Court, Petaluma – $559,900
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,464 square feet. Year built: 1972.
No drought will interfere with this beautifully manicured lawn. Living in this part of California, I’d almost forgotten what they looked like.
The kitchen has recessed lighting, plantation shutters, and a lot of wood cabinetry. (Here’s where I would make a joke about the Pinewood Court location, but it’s ‘knot’ going to happen….)
The backyard is well maintained, with a small area of lawn here, too.
1619 Juliet Drive, Petaluma – $549,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,628 square feet. Year built: 1975.
This looks like a typical suburban home, but once you tour the interior it’s clear that this house has room for a homeowner to make it uniquely theirs.
This is the front living /sitting room. The décor for this more formal area doesn’t need to reflect the rest of the home.
The backyard landscaping is nice, trust me, but this outdoor kitchen is the highlight of the patio.