Santa Rosa hillside retreat an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright
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5400 Plum Ranch Road, Santa Rosa - $3,295,000
4 beds, 4 baths, 4,113 square feet Year built: 2004
Exterior: Floating in the clouds above Rincon Valley this dreamlike custom estate blends a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design aesthetic with a little Japanese panache. Click further to see more of this intriguing property. (Photo courtesy of BAREIS. Property listed by Doug Swanson, Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Exterior: Thirty miles of landscape stretch out before you with views of Santa Rosa, the Geysers, Mount Helena and Sebastopol beyond.
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Exterior: Burgers, beers and beautiful views - What more could you desire?
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Exterior: The composition of hillside forest, home and vineyard would make fitting landscape for a Japanese wood block print.
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Exterior: And just because we're in California let's throw in a poolside palm tree.
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Exterior: Are we in Santa Rosa or Japan? An east meets west entrance to 5400 Plum Ranch Road.
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Exterior: This Japanese garden feels like a present hidden behind the gated entrance and wings of the home.
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Exterior: A cozy outdoor dining area with a Frank Lloyd Wright-esque table and chairs.
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Interior: The expansive great room showcases the wood paneled ceiling and Asian-inspired circular design motif.
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Interior: Impress dinner party guests with million-dollar views of fog covered forests and hills.
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Interior: An intriguing custom kitchen with modern wood cabinetry, marble counters and a massive double fridge for feeding a gaggle of guests.
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Interior: The chef's delights continue with a six-burner Viking gas stove, two ovens and room for all of your culinary odds and ends.
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Interior: The master suite is as dreamy as it gets with a gas fireplace, hillside views and a custom coffee bar. C'est magnifique!
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Interior: In true Frank Lloyd Wright style, a horizontal band of windows allows a little bit of greenery to peak into the master suite.
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Zen retreat: A spa-like bathroom with a stall shower, massive soaking tub and Japanese garden views.
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Interior: The Japanese theme continues in the guest wing with other-worldly views and two ensuite bedrooms.
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Interior: The guest wing powder room with custom concrete counter-tops and a marble basin sink.
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Interior: An office built for two with a wraparound desk and custom cabinetry.
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Interior: A multi-purpose room perfect for a gym or an additional bedroom.
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Interior: Raised bed gardens and olive trees line the driveway to the main residence.
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Exterior: Realtors promise year-round sunsets. I'm skeptical, but even the Bay Area fog is stunning over this dramatic landscape.
When the fog lifts, the views from 54000 Plum Ranch Road are unimaginable. Dream-like landscapes of city lights stretch on for miles from Santa Rosa to Sebastopol. And all this is could be yours to savor behind the windows of a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home tucked into the hills above Rincon Valley.
The custom 4,113 square foot residence is the work of Gary Tucker who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. Indeed touches of Wright’s style are everywhere from the eaves, to the furniture, to natural surroundings. The sloping roofs mimic the incline of the hills and thin horizontal bands of windows allow touches of forest greenery to enter the home.
Inside you will find rooms that are as interesting as they are luxurious. The master suite has a gas fireplace, coffee bar and spa-like bathroom. The chef’s kitchen has a Viking gas stove, two ovens and a wine fridge. To top that off, there is a 1,500 bottle wine room, separate guest wing and picture windows in almost every room showcasing million-dollar landscapes.
The exterior isn’t too shabby either with a barbecue terrace, pool, hot tub, wet bar, vineyard, raised bed gardens, olive trees and Japanese gardens.
Click through our gallery above to see more of this architect’s dream home floating in the clouds above Santa Rosa.