The Sonoma Rose is a 106-year-old estate that began as a getaway, became a bordello, and then went back to being a place of relaxation. Now it’s on the market as a single family home.
The homes in any of Santa Rosa’s Historic Neighborhoods can be charming, but choosing to invest in one means a lot of maintenance. If you’re ready for a project, this can be a good choice for you!
Hupomone Ranch in western Petaluma, designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop (Photography by David Wakely) Architect William Turnbull, Jr. liked to create buildings that expressed a sense of place. He received international attention in the 1960s while principal at Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker, the architecture firm behind the iconic [...]
The Hydeaway House, Sonoma, designed by Schwartz and Architecture (Photography: Matthew Millman) Architect Neal Schwartz’s Sonoma County home — The Hydeaway House — was built to prove a point: a custom built house, done right, can give you more bang for your buck than a prefab. Mr. Schwartz, [...]
Six miles from Healdsburg Plaza, fifty-two acre Flax Vineyard Estate gracefully straddles the Russian River. The Estate's centerpiece, a 6800 square foot contemporary wine country residence, overlooks sylvan Sonoma settings of the Russian River Valley where vineyards appear amongst emerald hillsides dotted with century-old gnarly oaks, the green hills turning [...]
When growing up in Sweden in the 1980s, my dreamy-eyed idea of the American home — no doubt cultivated by overconsumption of Hollywood blockbusters — was a picture of modern perfection. I envisioned gently curving streets and color coded single-family houses; homes accoutered with identically expansive drive-ways, multi-car garages, freshly-painted [...]
As daffodil, forsythia, crocus and camellia buds awaken from their sleepy winter rest, "for sale" signs begin to sprout from thankfully greener lawns and hibernating homebuyers return to the housing market. But the continued rise of real estate prices, while welcomed by sellers, may add an additional challenge for the [...]
Whether fueled by a quiet revolution in contemporary lifestyles and modern design preferences or by rising real estate prices and a shortage of affordable rental units, the widespread interest in our recent stories on prefabs and tiny houses points to a growing interest in alternative housing solutions in Sonoma County. [...]
How to say I love you? Let’s count the ways! Pen a lyrical sonnet, sing a sirenic serenade, offer a dozen red roses — okay, maybe throw in a box of Godivas. Or, as Valentine’s Day approaches, why not present your sweetheart with an everlasting architectural monument to your undying [...]
Tiny Home on Wheels (Courtesy of Tumbleweed Houses) There is something strangely alluring about tiny houses. If someone would have told me ten years ago that one day I would dream of living in a home the size of a monk’s cell, I would have thought it as [...]