Petaluma has always been a quiet, rural setting that touts its agricultural heritage with events such as the Butter and Eggs Day parade, and it’s tried to control the small town feel by enacting the “Petaluma Plan” in 1971 – a time controlled growth management plan that’s been upheld to slow sprawl, and protect open land.
As such, it’s not uncommon to find Victorian, Queen Anne and Eastlake style houses still in fairly good condition, and feel like you’re in a comfortable, tight-knit community.
But the high-end houses are there, as I recently found out. This 1978 Ranch-style estate that just came on the market is the epitome of luxury living.
Besides the spacious, sunny interior, and a location that offers panoramic views that include both vineyards and mountains, the amenties offered on this estate are almost decadent.
Every leisure time activity is located someone in or around this house, including a personal movie room, barbecue area, basketball court, pool, recreation room, spa, and tennis court. I noticed that it’s zoned for use as a ‘vacation rental’ though it was built to be a single family home, so if you have 5 million dollars that you want to spend, this could be an ‘income property’, though I’d expect there’d be a little bit of living here in the off-season – or forever if you re-zoned it, because who wouldn’t want a private screening room for every family movie night?
Scroll through the gallery if you’d like to check out what 5 million can get you in Petaluma…