13230 Arnold Drive • Glen Ellen, CA
| Bedrooms: 3
| Bathrooms: 4.5
| Square Feet: 3,400
| Lot Size: 2.54+/- AC
A SOPHISTICATED SANCTUARY CLOSE TO THE BEST OF WINE COUNTRY
This stunning Mediterranean style villa radiates Old World charm and combines the best of two worlds; proximity to all of Wine Country in a private sanctuary all its own. With views in all directions, this sophisticated home sits amidst park-like grounds that have been meticulously maintained, providing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle coveted throughout Wine Country.
Minutes from downtown Glen Ellen with restaurants, shops and more, this home is designed for seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Ideal for entertaining or relaxing, the home features huge windows and numerous French doors – as well as a collapsible glass wall - that bring the outdoors in. Panoramic views of the Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacama Mountains can be glimpsed from almost every vantage point inside the home and especially when enjoying the gardens, patios, pool, and other outdoor areas.
A gorgeous formal living room opens onto an outdoor loggia, just one of many outdoor seating areas, and the in-ground pool beyond. The living room features a gas fireplace with a unique plaster hearth. Throughout, the atmospheric home features rustic hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, hand-troweled plaster walls, beautiful lighting, and other beautiful design elements. The elegant formal dining room is the perfect spot to host a gourmet dinner.
The large kitchen is the heart of the home and is roomy enough for guests to gather for parties. A huge center island with seating commands center stage. Professional-grade appliances include an 8-burner Viking range with pot filler, a cabinet fronted Thermador refrigerator and a stand-alone Thermador freezer, a 2-drawer beverage fridge, an under-counter microwave and Miele dishwasher. Counters are both Caesarstone and leathered granite. Abundant customer cabinetry. A roomy pantry includes storage and the laundry area.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the large family room features an entire wall of glass that leads to an amazing outdoor dining area and adjacent outdoor kitchen. Here, a “beverage room” takes the place of an ordinary home bar and includes storage for 100 wine bottles, a wine fridge, ice maker, dishwasher and bar sink with instant hot and filtered water.
The home’s opposite wing accommodates the bedrooms and a small home office. The primary suite features huge sliding barn doors, a large bedroom area and an en suite bathroom with double vanity, soaking tub and glass shower. Two guest bedrooms, both entered from the outside through French doors, feature full baths and individual heating and cooling elements. Each of these independent suites is perfect for guests, allowing for the utmost in privacy.
A detached two-car garage includes a small workshop with bike storage and a temperature-controlled wine room. An airy one-bedroom guest suite above the garage includes a huge living room and kitchenette with sink and fridge. A full bath is on the ground floor level.
The crown jewel of this home are the beautifully maintained grounds. Beginning with the front yard, the country property mixes native oak trees, olive trees - including a 100-year-old antique specimen in the front courtyard - and more for a look that is both cultivated and rustic. Rock walls and gravel and flagstone paths meander throughout the property. The pool area includes a large deck for lounging, a built-in firepit and a stand-alone, oversized top-of-the-line spa. The bocce court can be glimpsed through the wisteria-covered trellis. The outdoor kitchen includes a sink, wood-fired pizza oven, grill and counter space. The large covered dining area includes an outdoor television.
The rolling landscape leads to a 20-tree olive grove and a rose garden above. Throughout the property find lavender, privet, magnolias, camelias and fruit and citrus trees including pomegranate, fig, apple and plum. Six raised planters stand ready for summer veggies. The adjacent neighbor keeps a large organic garden and chickens. The property also includes an outdoor pool bathroom with shower, sink and toilet as well as a garden shed, and a screened gazebo, perfect for yoga, art or outdoor sleeping. And don’t miss this home’s proximity to nearby hiking and biking trails - including the Sonoma Valley Regional Park - restaurants, wineries, shops and more.
Combining rusticity and grandeur, Old World charm with country aesthetics, this Glen Ellen home is a true Wine Country gem. Close to everything but set in a world of its own, drive through the front gates and say hello to your new dream home.
- Minutes to the towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood
- 10 minutes to the historic Sonoma Plaza
- Approximately one hour from the Golden Gate Bridge