When you spend most of your waking hours looking through – and visiting – newly listed homes throughout Sonoma County, there becomes a familiarity to what can be expected in each town. I’m fairly sure I pass up some pretty great listings once in awhile because there’s just too many houses with that same amenity (saunas, heated floors…)
But my weakness is historical homes (and wine cellars) so when I came across this 1910 house on McDonald Avenue that was not only kept true to the decade but also had a wine cellar and…wait for it…a pool with a built-in slide, I was sold.
The millwork throughout the interior of this estate is flawless, and as this house hasn’t been on the market for over thirty years, you know it’s because the current homeowners have been maintaining this gem for decades. There’s nothing last minute or slapped together – this is a house that’s been cared for by homeowners with a sense of the history in the house, and in the town.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been floored when seeing a high-end estate, but this one is a historical gem that, as far as I can tell, has never been allowed to fall into disrepair. If a homebuyer is a fan of all things historical, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you’d like to step inside a time capsule, go ahead and scroll through the gallery…