Castle Road Farmhouse Sonoma, CA
Firmly rooted in the land’s storied past and influenced by both history and contemporary architecture, this private estate is situated on prime wine country soil with unparalleled views of the San Francisco Bay Area. The estate and surrounding compound has numerous amenities and styles that maximize this exquisite location nestled behind the gates of Bartholomew Park Winery, minutes from the Sonoma Plaza.
Over a century ago, this prime location was chosen for its beauty, its rich soil, access to native spring water, and remote privacy. In the 1930’s a pool was added and the property became a unique resort. A former horse stable (now a garage) and potting shed (now an art studio) remain from earlier days.
This vintage property has undergone several updates since it was most recently acquired in 1988. Renovations include extensive improvements to the original farmhouse and the use of native fieldstone to create walkways and walls for improved use of the land.
The original Wisteria covered red Farmhouse has 4 upstairs bedrooms and one master bedroom on the first floor. With original and vintage windows throughout, an enclosed sun porch and an additional screened dining porch that comfortably seats 12, a large kitchen and gorgeous views of the valley floor and the bay beyond, it is as picturesque and inviting as a wine country farmhouse can be. Many of the original details have been preserved and the quaint touches like leaded glass, kitchen built-ins and original front door make this home a vintage treasure. An exterior deck off the upstairs back bedrooms is a great vantage point to enjoy the spectacular views. The kitchen has high ceilings and the entire home is sunny and bright. Recently painted and carpeted, it is a fresh space waiting for new memories to be made.
The legendary pool area below is surrounded by old-growth palm trees and a flagstone deck. The original pool house with fireplace has been updated to include a modern kitchenette and improved bath/changing rooms. Situated to enjoy the views of the valley, the pool is located by a lush meadow with natural spring, Cala Lilies, a small fishpond and is surrounded by rolling foothills and the properties vineyards. A delightful place for entertaining and swim parties, this is also a unique piece of Sonoma’s history.
Inspired by a love of classic cars, the large car barn with room for 6+ cars, was built for restoration projects and to house an antique car collection. Extensive storage and floor space make this ideal for a mechanic, but also for cyclists, artists, potters, hobbyists or print makers. It is an expansive space with ample built-ins to store and organize tools or equipment. The barn/garage is large enough to compartmentalize usage zones or create spaces ideal for children to do arts & crafts, for game tables, model trains, etc. An additional room in the garage is currently used as a gym but can be used in endless ways depending on the owner. A full bath, closet and utility/mud room with washer/dryer makes it ideal for mechanics, artists or vineyard workers to clean up, on site, after messy activities.
Above the large car barn is a darling 1 bedroom apartment with pitched, open beam ceilings, French doors to an upstairs covered porch, and a wood burning stove. There is also a small kitchenette. A bedroom, with high ceilings and treetop views, is the perfect place for family, guests or even a caretaker/live-in nanny. A full bath with separate vanity and sink adds a nice touch for visitors.
Farmhouse and Pool
Car Barn and Apartment