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214 East Napa Street • Sonoma, CA
$3,475,000

GORGEOUS HISTORIC HOME ONE BLOCK FROM SONOMA PLAZA

Just a block from the historic Sonoma Plaza with world class wine tasting, amazing restaurants and boutique shopping, find this rare and incredible five bedroom, five bathroom home.  Originally built in 1914, and beautifully renovated over the years, there are literally decades of history built into the walls of this home. 

The gracious architectural style of the California Craftsman shines through in every room starting with the inviting wisteria covered front porch, perfect for watching the world go by.  Throughout the home, Craftsman design elements include built-in cabinetry, beautiful woodwork as well as the classic “Inglenook” with fireplace and seating, all updated to today’s Wine Country aesthetic.

With lots of room for entertaining, the home’s interior is extremely light, bright and spacious. Formal spaces like the living and dining rooms coexist seamlessly with an updated and stylish chef’s kitchen and give access to the front and back yards for that indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Truly the heart of the home, the large kitchen features a huge center island, quarter sawn oak cabinets, soapstone countertops and a hand-fired ceramic tiled floor. Professional appliances include a six-burner duel fuel range and a cabinet-fronted counter depth refrigerator.  The adjacent butler’s pantry is a breezy spot for party prep or overflow guests with a copper bar sink, SubZero refrigerator/freezer drawers, wine refrigerator and an extra dishwasher. Overlooking the backyard and pool area, the kitchen opens onto a luxurious back porch. This covered area is useable in all seasons with both an outdoor heater and ceiling fan. Large enough for a bar area with fridge, a dining table and built-in seating, the porch beckons at almost any time of the day.

A large master bedroom on the main level features an en suite bath with soaking tub and French doors to a private patio shaded by an enormous vintage oak tree. A roomy walk-in closet has a custom storage system and this bedroom permits access to a bonus room, currently used as an office but ideal for an exercise room, library, den, or more. Also downstairs, an additional bedroom has a full bathroom with steam shower and accesses the back deck and pool area. Upstairs, find three spacious en suite bedrooms, each with its own special ambiance like a Murphy bed and views to the Mayacama Mountains.

Outside, the inviting back porch gives way to a large patio area with built-in grill and sink.  An outdoor dining area is crowned by a rose covered pergola and a hot tub tucked just beyond. Just past the sparkling, solar-heated pool, a stand-alone building makes a perfect home office.  Outfitted with shelving and blackout curtains, this room is currently used as a media center but could easily accommodate a home business or large office. An upstairs loft area accommodates storage. The adjacent two-car garage features a workbench, storage and a temperature-controlled wine closet that can accommodates 400-plus bottles.

Throughout the yard find beautiful flowering plants and shrubs including a vintage Lady Banks rose, David Austin roses, crepe myrtle, citrus trees, magnolia and vintage oaks. Raised beds are perfect for a summer garden.

This home is currently being used as a licensed Bed and Breakfast by its current owner. But as a family home, the ambiance and spacious interior and grounds are unparalleled. Whether entertaining family and friends or relaxing in one of the many indoor/outdoor spots, 214 East Napa is a truly special home. With years of history, amazing proximity to the Sonoma Plaza and within easy reach of all the best of Wine Country, put this home on your short list.

Geographic info:

  • One block from the historic Sonoma Plaza
  • 10+/- minutes to the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood
  • Approximately 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge

Property highlights:

Ambiance:

  • One block from the Sonoma Plaza
  • Gracious California Craftsman
  • Amazingly spacious interior
  • Great for entertaining
  • Indoor/outdoor lifestyle
  • Built in 1914 but renovated in 2007
  • Proximity to the best of Wine Country

Particulars:

  • Two stories
  • Five bedrooms
  • Five bathrooms
  • Formal living room
  • Formal dining room
  • Classic Craftsman “Inglenook”
  • Bonus room: office, library, den
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Laundry room
  • Large front porch
  • Large back porch

Kitchen:

  • Remodeled kitchen
  • Huge center island with prep sink
  • Bar seating
  • Soapstone counters
  • Quarter sawn oak cabinetry
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Dual fuel Wolf range with 6 burners and griddle
  • Cabinet-fronted fridge
  • Hand-fired ceramic tile floor
  • Access to the back porch
  • Butler’s pantry
  • SubZero fridge/freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Dishwasher and dishwasher drawer

Amenities:

  • Solar-heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Built-in speakers
  • Gas fireplace
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Built-in outdoor grill with sink
  • Temperature controlled wine room for 400-plus bottles

Special details:

  • Light and bright 
  • Handcrafted woodwork
  • Crown molding
  • Built-in seating
  • Built-in shelving
  • French doors
  • Pocket doors
  • Hardwood floors: maple, fir, oak
  • Custom closet storage systems
  • Murphy bed
  • Skylights
  • Whole house fire sprinklers
  • Dual heating and air conditioning systems
  • Double washer/dryer
  • Dual on-demand water heaters

Bonus space:

  • Stand alone media room or large home office
  • Built-in shelving
  • Blackout curtains
  • Loft space above

Outside:

  • Beautiful landscaping
  • Flowering trees, shrubs and roses
  • Raised veggie beds
  • Copper gutters
  • Rain chains