Now that the holidays are over, many individuals may be looking forward to some downtime after all the parties, presents, and family gatherings. This listing on over 10 acres came to my attention because it looks to provide a relaxing, scenic getaway complete with a private wine cave and tasting room.
Though Sonoma County’s getting a whole lot of rain at the moment, spring will be here sooner than we know. Warm weather means that the courtyard swimming pool and spa in this estate will be ready for when the homeowner is fully prepared for parties and family gatherings again.
Though it’s situated in the hills for the ultimate in privacy, the basketball/tennis court, outdoor kitchen, and plentiful terraces are ready for family gatherings to commence:
4225 Bastoni Lane, Santa Rosa – $3,250,000
4 beds, 4.5 baths, 6,400 square feet. Year built: 1976.
Front view of the estate.
From this atmospheric vantage point, it’s clear how private this gated estate is.
Going up to the house, these outer terraces offer stunning views of the Syrah vineyard and redwood forest beyond.
An aerial view of the courtyard.
The courtyard contains the pool and spa, and is a central setting for summer swim parties and cookouts. Of course, if you wanted this home for privacy, it’s a great locale for doing some laps without being bothered.
A view of the spa.
But when guests do come by (and they will, especially when they hear about the wine cave) you may want to challenge them to some one-on-one.
The entry hall looks like the foyer for a luxury estate, which this home proves to be.
The entry leads into a hallway that circumnavigates the pool area.
The living room is comfortable and ready for some good conversation with friends – or a few hours reading a book if you’re still not ready for socializing.
This formal dining area has custom glass doors that help to create an indoor/outdoor experience no matter the weather.
The kitchen also has a casual dining area next to it, which is surrounded by large picture windows as well. This is the third home I’ve recently seen that has an additional sink in the island prep area; these are always a good idea for when the holiday season begins again.
The kitchen has a Mediterranean feel to it. I wasn’t thrilled with the soda lite stone counter top on the island area, but putting it into perspective with the island feel – the blue could signify the ocean.
When you have a media/great room as comfortable as this, it gets even more difficult to decide that privacy is the best policy.
But if all that socializing gets to be too much, you can duck into the library for some quiet time.
Of course, I would duck out to the wine cave/tasting room; the can lights and chandelier make it feel like anything but a cave. Sidenote: this is actually more of a wine cellar, but I won’t argue.
Another terrace to relax on to take in the spectacular views.
When the weather gets balmy, there’s an outdoor kitchen where light dinners can be prepared all season long.
Going back into the house, the master bedroom shows how the custom windows allow the homeowner to take in the scenery from the comfort of the bed.
The master bathroom reflects the tile work in the entry, and the windows follow the aesthetic of the rest of the house.
Another view of the master bathroom.
Instead of a den, there’s a personal gym.
The guest bathroom has custom tile work.
The more I see of this home, the less I believe that anyone would really want it for privacy. This billiard room fairly screams for an invitation from friends and family alike.
But if I’m wrong – and it wouldn’t be the first time – there’s this somewhat secluded redwood grove for a homeowner to escape to.