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How Sonoma History Helped Shape Stunning Vineyard Villa

Situated in the Mayacamas mountain range, this Palladian style home at 1400 Cavedale Road in Sonoma was built in 1991 and offers sweeping views of the Sonoma Valley, the San Francisco Bay and the city of San Francisco. It was designed by Douglas Pinter for the Portico West team and has been awarded both the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation’s top design award for new construction in 1991 as well as national recognition from Metropolitan Home Magazine. Recalling classical architecture,… Read More »

State homes sales to remain sluggish in 2011

California home sales will stay sluggish next year as the market continues to struggle with a weak economy and large numbers of distressed properties. Home sales will climb a mere 2 percent in 2011 after a projected drop of 10 percent this year, the California Association of Realtors forecast Monday. The median price also is expected to rise 2 percent next year to $312,500. In many geographical areas around the state, prices have increased from the lows of 2009, the… Read More »