Starter Home or Forever Home; Buy Now or Wait?

When homebuyers are looking for their first, or maybe their second home, they may be trying to decide if the home they like will be a starter or their forever home.

By | July 29th, 2016|1 Comment

From Bordello to Family Home, Sonoma Rose Villa Can Be Yours For 1.7M

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.

By | June 14th, 2016|3 Comments

5 Things To Know Before Buying a Historic 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!

By | May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Stunning Sonoma County Homes Celebrate the Legacy of William Turnbull

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 [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|3 Comments

Custom Built Sonoma County Homes for the Price of a Prefab

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, [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|11 Comments

$18M Wine Country Estate Fit For A Sonoma County Gatsby

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 [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|6 Comments

Hunting for Historic Homes in Sonoma County 

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 [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|3 Comments

10 Stunning Sonoma County Homes Below the 555K Median Home Price 

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Prefab Evolution: Cutting Edge Modular Design Finds Home in Sonoma County

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. [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|4 Comments

Oh Là Là! For Valentine’s Day: Three Romantic Residences Say Je T’Aime

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 [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|0 Comments