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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

Living Large in Small Spaces – The Grandest Tiny Homes of Sonoma County 

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 [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|12 Comments

“Prefabulous” – 6 Stunning Sonoma County Prefab Homes

Blu Home Sidebreeze Prefab in Healdsburg (Courtesy Irene Turner Sonoma Style) Fueled by post recession homebuyers hungry for affordable sleek and green design, “prefabs” or modular homes can offer a sustainable, customizable and competitively priced alternative to the overpriced and — let’s be honest — not overly exciting [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|68 Comments

The Post Powerball Blues: Sonoma County Properties for the Price of a Winning Ticket

If you are anything like me, you may have seen your most lavish dreams of residential splendor quickly morph to complete and utter disappointment at 7:59pm PST last Wednesday. Moments before the first Powerball spun down the long plastic tube, I was making preparations to sign a contract for my [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|2 Comments