I had a completely different property in mind for today, but I can never resist the pull of a well restored- and well maintained- historic home. While Craftsmen homes are my all time favorite, this 1872 Eastlake, stick style Victorian took precedence over anything I had written earlier in the [...]
The latest numbers show that Sonoma County home prices are up (again) over previous year’s, for the fifth year in a row. So, if you're in the market, that means you're still looking at median prices of $625,000, and that number puts a strain on most everyone's pocketbook. Looking at the [...]
This 5.2M Mediterranean style estate in Glen Ellen will make you feel certain that you're on vacation even when you're just staying in for dinner.
Summer is definitely here, which for parents means that school is out and the kids are restless. For those families who have young ones (under 16) this usually means frantic last-minute searches for day camps, babysitters, and calling on any and all members of the extended family for babysitting favors, [...]
This stunning 1910 estate in Santa Rosa is just listed for the first time in 30 years. For 2.9M you can have a wonderfully intact historical home with a waterslide.
While the median price in Sonoma County holds steady at over $600,000, there are small towns throughout the area where the prices are far less. Forestville is one.
It's always good to find a high-end home that has at least one or two different unique rooms, or amenities such as a wine cellar or sauna. This house, which is part of a gated community called Savannah Estates, does one better and makes sure that every room -inside and [...]
Not a day goes by when I don't hear, "It's getting too expensive to live here." Sadly, I hear this refrain in most parts of Northern California, but it seems especially true in Sonoma County. Sometimes this statement will be followed by a spirited recollection of earlier times; when the [...]
It's easy to get caught up in the luxury amenities that high-end homes come with: wine cellars and caves, movie room, swimming pools, and guest houses. What I haven't looked out for awhile is what makes a house truly unique - the architecture. After having a long stretch of time [...]
When looking at listings for the really high-priced houses - those that are over 2 million - having a view of some natural feature is almost expected. Whether it's mountains, the ocean, or a vineyard, where the home is located is almost as important as the other amenities. Let's face [...]