1741 Morningside Road, Sonoma
Offered at $6,600,000

1741 Morningside Road, Sonoma Photo

ARTISANAL HOME IN STUNNING SETTING

EXQUISITE, ONE-OF-A-KIND INSIDE AND OUT

Once in a very long while, a home comes along that is pure magic. Twin Oaks is just such a property. Breathtaking both inside and out, this one-of-a-kind home brings together uncompromising quality and unparalleled hand craftsmanship for a uniquely special property.  From the fabulous gatehouse, to the stunning views and the incredible main house, no stone has been left unturned in its peerless design and construction.

From its hilltop perch, the home and property command views of the Sonoma Valley, the neighboring vineyards, and the surrounding greenspace, with barely another dwelling in sight.  With the arcadian sounds of nature as your backdrop, enjoy all that this incredible home has to offer.

Dedicated to using as many recycled materials as possible, the home was constructed of rastra block, a combination of concrete and thastyron that is both highly insulating as well as fire resistant. From there, the owners made liberal use of concrete, wood and steel to create a veritable jewel box of a home.

Hand crafted details begin with the home’s theme; Twin Oaks. Conveyed throughout, find handmade bricks, ceramic tiles, wood carvings and more, all subtly imprinted with an image of two acorns.  Creativity abounds and is next found in the gorgeous windows and doors - none of which are alike.  Constructed of stainless steel with hand-forged hardware and burnished to exude an Old World patina, each is a functioning work of art.

In fact, everywhere you look, bits and pieces of this unforgettable home have been lovingly and ingeniously created by hand.  A few things to look out for in the kitchen alone: unique drawers and shelves; the enormous center island with both zinc and butcher block counters; a beautiful custom armoire that cleverly hides the otherwise perfunctory refrigerator, microwave and other humdrum appliances; the cast stone counters and immense range hood; abundant storage including a large walk-in pantry.

An open floor plan and high ceilings in the common areas allow for a spacious feel and - combined with numerous windows, French doors and outdoor patios - beautifully frame the oak-studded hillside vistas from almost every room in the home.  A few more artisanal details include bookshelves made from wine casks, the imaginative wood floors, and the front door made from the trunk of a local walnut tree. In the bathrooms, find ingenious and gorgeous concrete counters produced by homeowner’s company, Sonoma Cast Stone, as are many of the tiles, sinks, and patios

Outside, multiple patios and outdoor areas invite you outside to relax, dine or simply linger for a spell. A sparkling in-ground pool overlooks a grassy meadow, and the Sonoma Valley far below. There is the regulation-sized sand volleyball court or petanque if you’re feeling ambitious, and multiple lounge areas if you’re not.  

Just up the driveway, the aforementioned gatehouse is the perfect place for guests with its two bedrooms and homey Great Room with full kitchen. The adjacent shop space can function as a garage or anything else that you might dream up.

Twin Oaks also offers two adjacent properties available for purchase, making this a country estate of untold dimensions.

With artisanal details far too numerous to mention here, the home at 1741 Morningside Mountain is a masterpiece of design and fine craftsmanship.  Lovingly hand built and beautifully executed, this is a home for the ages. 

    
 

Geographic info:

• Just minutes from the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood

• 15+/- minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza

• Approximately one hour from the Golden Gate Bridge

 

Property highlights:

Ambiance:

• Breathtaking hilltop location

• Stunning views of Sonoma Valley, vineyards and hillsides

• Surrounded by open space

• Twin Oaks home motif

• Tranquil setting

• Gated property

• Minutes from town

• Two adjacent properties available for purchase

 

Special Details:

• Artisanal home

• Imaginative design

• Hand crafted details throughout

• Uncompromising quality

• Unparalleled craftsmanship

• Rastra construction

• Liberal use of recycled materials

• Stone, concrete, wood, steel and zinc

• Library shelving from redwood wine tanks

• Incredible plywood flooring

• Handcrafted windows and doors

• Natural forced air AC

• Hand carved front door

• End grain redwood

• Lumber milled on site

 

Particulars:

• Fabulous master suite

• Guest bedroom or home office with handmade desk

• Open floor plan

• Gorgeous formal dining room

• Great Room

• Chef’s kitchen

• Pantry

• Laundry/mud room

• Dog washing station

 

Kitchen:

• Chef’s kitchen

• Center island

• Professional appliances

• Concrete counters

• Hand crafted storage spaces

• Clever cabinetry

• Abundant storage

• Walk in pantry

Amenities:

• Handmade everything

• Incredible wood burning fireplace with gas starter

• Incredible indoor/outdoor feel

• Hand-carved front door

• Concrete counters and sinks

• Elevator

• Pocket doors

• Balcony

• Steam shower

• Home solar system

• Air conditioning in master suite, office and guesthouse

 

Outside:

• Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven

• Covered dining area

• Regulation-sized volleyball court

• Petanque court

• Slate roof tiles

• Courtyard with fountain

• Hot tub

• Pool

• Pool kitchen with play area and full bath

• Wood shop beneath the home

• Additional bonus space below

• Wine room with temperature controlled cooling system

• Raised beds

• Fruit trees

• Rock walls

• Additional outbuildings

 

Gate/guest house:

• Great Room

• Two bedrooms plus sleeping nook and loft space

• Wide plank pine floors

• Wood burning fireplace

• Air conditioning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,345+/-
Lot Size: 27.31+/-