After looking through a 4.9M vineyard estate in Windsor, I had to bring it back down to something a bit more attainable. The current median home value in Windsor is $560,100, but the kicker is that there simply aren’t that many of them.
Windsor had been a part of unincorporated Sonoma County since 1851, until it was incorporated as a town in 1992. Since then it’s been growing rapidly, with some homes that offer vineyard views and close proximity to the Russian River.
There aren’t a whole lot of homes currently listed, overall, and most are way over the median price. I did find 4 houses right in range, and one that’s a bit high, but really good looking. Take a look at what Windsor has to offer in the median price range:
958 Buckingham Dr, Windsor – $519,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,394 square feet. Year built: 1989
This little one family home is well maintained and looks to have a lot of ‘curb appeal’. If your goal is to own a single-family home with emphasis on family, this may fit the bill.
Seriously, this living room has space for all the couches, coffee tables, and entertainment systems you could possibly own.
While the interior is nice, there’s also plenty of room in the backyard or family gatherings, summer BBQs, or an al fresco dinner on a warm night.
913 Pulteney Pl, Windsor – $457,000
3 beds, 3 baths, 1,584 square feet. Year built: 1988
This home is on the lower end of the median scale, and after reviewing the listing, I think we can surmise why. To begin, there’s only one image available of this home – always a warning sign. Second, the listing begins with ‘TLC’ needed…and then talks about how the location is great for schools and shopping. While a low price may seem enticing at first, renovations can get very costly, very quickly.
121 Greenbrook Ct, Windsor – $499,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,297 square feet. Year built: 1987.
Here’s another 1980’s home that looks sizable and falls on the lower end of the median. Now, when this listing pops up, it’s flagged with ‘beware of suspicious listings’, but I couldn’t find anything to link the warning to this listing in particular, so just in case it was a one-off, let’s take a look.
The red wall throws me off, but I like the archway.
Open floor plans, I’ve found, are the best for families. There’s no walls to hide behind for the little ones while you’re cooking dinner. Many toys have avoided being destroyed because of it.
496 Donna Dr, Windsor – $599,000
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,300 square feet. Year built: 1973.
This single story, somewhat unremarkable house is my favorite on the list, just because it’s on a half-acre of land with a whole lot of trees – perfect for those hot Sonoma County summers.
Here’s a wide view of the spacious backyard. There’s room to create the yard of your dreams – granny unit, garden, pool, bocce ball court – you could more than likely fit all of them in.
Closer to the house, you can see where they’ve already made use of the bigger trees as an area to add picnic benches under.
While the kitchen isn’t anything extraordinary, It is nice the way that the wood grain is used to pay homage to the trees you’ll find in the backyard.
1146 Mitchell Ln, Windsor – $725,000
4 beds, 3 baths, 2,336 square feet. Year built: 2001.
This newer home is admittedly out of the median price range, but it’s not up in the low 800’s, which many of the Windsor homes are. It has the Craftsman styling that many of the new-ish homes are incorporating into their designs.
The living room and dining room flow together, it’s almost an open floor plan, but not quite…
But this kitchen is doing a very good job being open and accessible. I’m a fan of kitchen islands.
Last but not least is this master bathroom. I have to say that I’ve never seen this way of setting one up – I don’t know if this is brilliant and space saving, or meant to be artistic?Either way, it’s a unique addition to a nice looking house.