Iconic home of ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz on the market for $3,799,000
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3699 Montecito Ave., Santa Rosa - $3,799,000
5 Beds, 8.5 Baths, 8,100 square feet. Year built: 1952.
Exterior: “Happiness is a warm puppy,” or a comfortable new home. Own the palace of the late great Charles Schulz - a little piece of Santa Rosa history. (Courtesy of BAREIS. Property listed by Virginia Katz, Pacific Union International)
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Exterior: A cobblestone path leads up to the inviting main entrance surrounded by shade bearing trees and a small garden.
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Exterior: An aerial view of the property shows the whole enchilada - all 4.08 acres of fun.
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Exterior: From high above you can see the layout of the massive estate including a multi-sport court and kidney bean shaped pool.
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Interior: A bird's eye view of Santa Rosa from the top of Montecito Heights.
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Interior: A formal dining room that is anything but stuffy at 3699 Montecito Ave.
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Great room: A wall of windows takes full advantage of the million-dollar view at 3699 Montecito Ave.
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Kitchen: Who's ready for dinner? Keep the kids entertained around the kitchen island.
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Great room: The recessed lighting helps but there is still plenty of natural light in this warm and inviting living space.
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Kitchen: Yep, that's a gas range and an industrial refrigerator in this expansive kitchen fit for a chef.
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Office: Work from home? Want to expand? Add a few employees to the roster with plenty of desk-space in the comfortable home office.
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Laundry room: A sweet little doggie door for your precious Snoopy in the laundry room at 3699 Montecito Avenue.
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Exterior: Okay, now we are talkin' wedding venue. Am I right? Lovin' that gazebo and big green lawn, perfect for rows of folding chairs on a special couple's big day.
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Interior: Styled as a music/family room, this space would make a great banquet hall with parquet floors perfect for dancing.
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Office? I am not sure if this was Sparky's former office, but the current owners have decorated as thus - a great display space for all your Peanuts memorabilia.
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Chapel: And here we are the chapel/theater with a beautiful stained-glass window and cathedral ceiling. I hear wedding bells.
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Game room: A man cave to end all man caves with pin ball machines, table hockey and sports memorabilia.
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Game room: Add a big screen T.V. and we'll upgrade it from man cave to dude paradise.
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Bedroom: A huge master suite with that same incredible Montecito Heights view.
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Bedroom: A possible second master with patio access and ensuite bathroom.
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Stargazing anyone? A perfect spot to look at the stars at 3699 Montecito Ave.
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Exterior: Keep the party going into the wee hours of the night next to an outdoor fireplace.
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Multi-sport court: Soccer, tennis, maybe a hybrid roller-hockey of some sort? I'm not sure what sports could be played on this multi-court but I'm lovin' the possibilities.
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Patio: Truly an estate built for entertaining with a gorgeous brick patio capable of fitting several bistro tables.
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Pool: A classic mid-century pool at dusk. Grab me a Mai Tai, I'll meet you on the deck.
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Guest house: Admittedly a simple exterior but trust me your guests will feel completely at home in this cozy one bedroom.
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Guest house: An open floor plan unites kitchen, dining and living spaces in the comfortable guest residence.
Are you a big ‘Peanuts’ fan? Now is your chance to own a home once occupied by the late, great Charles Schulz, creator of the comic strip featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang.
Situated in the heart of Montecito Heights, the spacious 8,100 square foot estate has so many unique and interesting rooms I lost count. With a pool, banquet hall, game room and multi-use sport court, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
There are also lovely covered patios, multiple offices, a guest house and a large chef’s kitchen. It’s so big, it really could be an events center. I could see many a high-end wedding held here. It even has a chapel.
But even with all that stuff going on, the estate is homey. You get a real sense of comfort here, from the bedrooms to the office. There is plenty of natural light and dramatic views – all things that the famous cartoonist would have cherished.
Click through our gallery above to see more of the mid-century estate that once housed and inspired cartoonist Charles “Sparky” Schulz.
(Not to mix up with the Schulz home that sadly burned down in the Tubbs fire.)