5179 Grove Street Sonoma, CA
Wine Country Charm in Sonoma
Located in the foothills of Sonoma, this property is surrounded by stacked stone walls and set among native trees. A lush location in a pleasant microclimate protected from wind or harsh sun, the property is bordered by a year-round creek.
Two stately stone fountains, built from native rock found on the property, provide a tranquil backdrop; soothing sounds of trickling water greet guests at the main gate and can be heard through many windows of the home. A circular drive is paved with decorative stonework and lined with manicured hedges, once again creating the ambiance of a European country house.
Built in the 1980s and recently remodeled throughout with energy efficient upgrades, this 3 bedroom home is spacious with an ideal layout for entertaining. With a large gathering area that is a combination den/game room/library plus a beautifully landscaped pool area, this home is a luxurious retreat. An octagonal stone building perched above the creek is an inviting sanctuary, ideally suited for meditative past times such as a yoga or art studio.
An elegant entryway, with inlaid tile floors, opens to a formal living room with pitched, open beam ceilings and a grand fireplace made with rock culled from the property. A similar fireplace, also of native stone, takes center stage in the dining room as well. Windows in these spaces welcome views of the enclosed hobby vineyard and the leafy creek side landscape, as well as sounds from the fountain that trickle in on the breeze.
The newly remodeled kitchen has a center cooktop island and views to the creek beyond. Adjacent to both the covered back deck and the formal dining room with wet bar and window seat, the kitchen is perfectly situated for indoor or outdoor dining.
The main sleeping quarters are upstairs – beyond the light-filled staircase and quaint sitting area on the landing. Two upstairs bedrooms share a hall bath and each room enjoys its own private access to an upstairs deck overlooking the creek. The master suite sits at the end of the hall, also with a private deck. A generous room with windows to both the front and back of the property, there is a sitting area and en suite bath. A tiled spa tub, separate shower, double vanity, and private toilet make a gracious, welcoming bath to easily accommodate two people. A fourth room, currently used as a guest bedroom, overlooks a private patio, the stone gazebo and creek. Tucked away in the guest wing, there is an adjacent bath and private entrance.
Mature landscaped gardens – some, like the palm trees, yucca and agave around the pool , have been growing for as long as 37 years – creating an scenic backdrop to the property. Especially the pool deck that hearkens to Hollywood glamour, with a Montecito or Palm Springs flair. Fully fenced with in-ground Jacuzzi, patios and paved walkways, the lower part of the property feels like a 5-star hotel.