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12555 Dunbar Road • Glen Ellen, CA

Pending | | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 | Square Feet: 3,425 | Lot Size: 9.56+/- AC



This stunning high-performance country home set on just under 10+/- level acres is located in the heart of Wine Country and just minutes from the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, with restaurants, wineries and world-class hiking and biking trails within easy reach.  Whether looking to get away from it all and live in Glen Ellen permanently or, own a country retreat with all the amenities, this home belongs on your short list.

Combining contemporary aesthetics with Wine Country style, the home’s long driveway leads past the four-stall horse barn and riding arena before reaching the gracious main house where a wide covered porch welcomes guests into the spectacular Great Room. The large open space is flooded with natural light and showcases the home’s indoor/outdoor functionality thanks to a vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple sets of French doors. 

Designed to be Net Zero Energy, the all-electric property - including the main house, the guest cottage, the office and 3 car garage, workshop, toilet and 2 EV charging outlets – will generate as much power as it uses over the span of one year with excess energy produced in summer offsetting winter usage.  As part of this efficiency, considerable effort was put into making the home airtight which included hours of testing air sealing, increased insulation, sophisticated ventilation and more. The flagstone deck and covered porch wrap around the entire house and creates a passive solar feature providing shade in the summer but allowing sun inside in the winter. By building an all-electric home, the owners have eliminated the use of fossil fuels and take maximum advantage of  generating their own power using the PV panels, and have eliminated indoor pollution from gas appliances.

Incorporating the living room, a large dining area, and the chef’s kitchen, the open space is ideal for a cozy gathering or a larger party. The Great Room is enhanced by custom lighting and a beautiful Dimplex Optimyst steam “fireplace” with a barnwood surround.  This fire system creates a realistic ambiance by making steam lit by LEDs and can also be used to heat the room.

The home’s kitchen is a chef’s dream with an enormous center island, quartz counters, and Bertazzoni appliances including a five-burner induction cooktop, a speed oven, convection oven and warming drawer. A walk-in pantry features a wine cooler. French doors from the kitchen lead to the covered back porch, a seating area with water feature and gardens beyond, perfect for al fresco dining or just relaxing outdoors. A butler’s pantry includes sink, storage and small refrigerator while a large laundry room with sink, counters and storage cabinets doubles as a mud room.

Two guest bedrooms, each with French doors access the covered porch, share a beautiful full bathroom with heated floor and towel bars. In a private wing, the main bedroom is en suite and includes French doors that look out over the property to Sonoma Mountain as well as a built-in desk and cabinetry. A rolling barn door leads to the luxurious bathroom with fabulous soaking tub, walk-in shower, Washlet toilet, radiant heat flooring and heated towel bars. A unique make-up mirror from Ava features touchscreen technology that can change the light color to closely match a variety of settings, making precise make-up application possible.

Outside, the home’s almost 10 +/- acres are a mix of rural simplicity and low maintenance, drought tolerant perennial plantings.  Using permaculture principles, notably in the construction of drainage swales to slow and retain the flow of water, the front gardens are planted in perennials and grasses in the Piet Oudolf style.  The rear garden is shaded by vintage oak trees and lends itself to a variation of an English cottage garden with plants that are attractive to hummingbirds and bees.  Closer to the barn, the home’s orchard boasts a selection of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, pomegranates and mulberries.  Other fruit trees incorporated into the landscaping include olives, fig, grape and citrus. Raised beds for annual vegetables as well as raspberries and blueberries round out the extensive landscaping.  All irrigation is by drip lines with four automatic controllers including two that are wifi enabled.

The fully finished and insulated three-car garage features a workshop with built-in workbench, toilet and two EV charging outlets.  The home office is accessible from a private exterior door or via the garage. A one-bedroom guest cottage includes a full kitchen with induction cooktop, a full bathroom as well as a huge patio overlooking the property plus an additional EV charging outlet in the car port.

Perfect for an equestrian, the horse barn includes four stalls, a tack room, feed room, indoor and outdoor wash rack, and hay storage.  Outside, six separate paddocks, a riding arena and pasture area are ready to accommodate your horses.
If you’re in the market for a spectacular property where beauty and sustainability come together seamlessly, look no further than 12555 Dunbar Road.  Designed with style for resiliency, this stunning home and gorgeous property are truly one of a kind.

Geographic info:

  • 5 +/- minutes from the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood
  • 15+/- minutes from the historic Sonoma Square
  • Approximately one hour from the Golden Gate Bridge

Property Highlights:


  • Level almost 10 +/- acre property
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Net Zero Energy consumption
  • Horse property: barn, paddocks, arena, pasture
  • Wine Country style
  • Stunning home
  • Gorgeous views

Home Design Goals:

  • To achieve net zero energy
  • Energy efficiency for financial savings
  • Increased comfort
  • A healthy indoor environment
  • To eliminate fossil fuels (including natural gas).
  • Landscaping designed to minimize water use and be low maintenance.  


  • Main house
  • Covered porch wraps around the entire house
  • Great Room: living, dining, kitchen
  • Laundry/mud room
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Main suite
  • Two guest bedrooms
  • 3-car garage with workshop with toilet and two EV charging outlets
  • Home office
  • Guest cottage
  • Horse barn (see details below)
  • 10kw solar photovoltaic panels with battery back up
  • 30 kw generator sufficient ot power the entire property


  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Huge center island with sink
  • Bertazzoni appliances
  • Speed oven, convection oven, warming drawer
  • Fridge/freezer 
  • Five-burner induction cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Quartz counters
  • Walk-in pantry with wine fridge


  • Zoned heating and air conditioning
  • Heat recovery ventilator provides filtered outside air 
  • Dimplex Optimyst steam “fire” system
  • LED lighting with Lutron Caseta switches in main rooms
  • Gorgeous custom light fixtures
  • Auto Hot on demand hot water recirculation system
  • Bathrooms: heated floors and towel bars


  • Professional landscaping
  • Low maintenance, low water usage
  • Permaculture design principles
  • Perennial gardens
  • Fruit orchard plus additional fruit trees
  • Raised vegetable beds
  • Oak trees
  • All drip irrigation
  • Two wifi controlled Rachio irrigation controllers
  • Grey water with three-way diverter valves (separate) for main house and guest cottage


  • Four-stall barn
  • Tack room, feed room, hay storage
  • Six separate paddocks
  • Riding arena
  • Pasture

Guest cottage:

  • One bedroom
  • Full bathroom
  • Full kitchen with induction cooktop
  • Fabulous front patio overlooking the property
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Carport with EV charging outlet

Home Office:

  • Private outside access
  • Toilet 
  • Separate heat and air conditioning