Live, work, create art and be merry! A unique artists’ compound just hit the market Sonoma and it is other-worldly. Or old-worldly perhaps?

The 1940s Mission-style estate at 75 Fremont Drive has all the fixings of a Mediterranean home with lush garden courtyards, pink stucco exterior walls and custom tile work through out. Nevertheless, the property it has evolved from it’s original style into something completely unique and alluring.

Occupied by artists for over 30 years, the home is filled with painted murals, skylights and handmade glass. An eclectic international flavor is given to the interiors with a little Moroccan here, a dash of  Indian there and a whole lotta Spanish. What isn’t bolted down may leave with the artist, but there is still plenty to be inspired by inside and out.  The 3/4 acre lot is packed with fruit trees, palms and a hobby vineyard.

Zoned residential and commercial, there is a three bedroom three bathroom main residence, one bedroom one bathroom guest studio AND 16 distinct spaces permitted for business use.

I would love to see this property continue as a haven for artists, but it is prime Carneros wine region real estate on a main thoroughfare with plenty of parking.  Who knows what the future will hold, but I hope it remains bohemian.