1491 Dawn Hill Road Glen Ellen, CA
WINE COUNTRY CHARMER IN A TRANQUIL SETTING
COUNTRY SETTING CLOSE TO WINERIES AND HIKING TRAILS
This rare and magical creekside location is home to a completely remastered cottage and guest house. A gated property with wrap-around decks, flagstone patios, pond, orchard, and a garden where something is blooming year-round, this property is a delightful wine country retreat.
Surrounded by nature, the outdoor seating and dining areas take advantage of this pastoral scenery -- the creek runs with steelhead, wild turkeys wander by while ivy climbs the ancient oaks. Even otter have been spotted in the lively ecosystem of the creek bed below. Enjoy plum, apricot, white peaches and cherries from your own orchard as well as apples and pears. Citrus trees include blood orange and meyer lemon which grow near the almonds and olives. The garden includes roses and lavender, with a variety of other rotating blooms. This manageable parcel enjoys an abundant harvest.
Extensively remodeled over the past few years, this property has been overhauled in design but more importantly in infrastructure. From French drains and new roofs, to an upgraded pump house, electrical panel, wiring and HVAC systems, everything is updated and improved.
Tucked at the end of a private drive, the main dwelling is a two bedroom cottage that overlooks Sonoma Creek. Decorative brickwork, a covered entry with pitched roof, and an inviting garden setting welcomes guests to the charming home. Once inside, open beam ceilings, French doors and wide plank oak floors create a serene backdrop for creekside views that take center stage in the living room and kitchen.
The central living area includes the spacious living room and dining area as well as the updated kitchen. Solid surface counters, new appliances, gorgeous lighting and a raised bar for casual dining make a friendly space for cooking and entertaining. A hall bath with shower/tub combo is beautifully designed with patterned Italian tiles that bring art and depth to the space. Adjacent to the hall bath is a bedroom that looks out over the front garden and orchard.
A master suite on the other end of the house enjoys large windows and French doors onto the pond-view deck. Designed for two, the master bedroom has two closets and double vanities in the bathroom. Italian floor tiles steal the show. Chosen in tones of grey with intricate design work, the complimentary pattern was hand selected. A large walk-in shower with glass “barn door” adds to the spa-like feel.
Across the front courtyard is a one-bedroom guest house, also fully remodeled. A covered porch and glass door offers a warm welcome while an heritage oak lends dappled shade. Wide plank floors and an open plan living/kitchen area with high ceilings makes the space bright and cheerful. Kitchenaid appliances, solid surface counters and shaker cabinets are elegant choices for this well-appointed kitchenette. An island with counter seating and a wine fridge are welcome additions.
The generous bedroom has the same high ceilings and two large picture windows with views of the gardens. An en suite bath with enclosed tower and tub combo is pristine, in textured white tiles with ample linen and towel storage.
This unique property is a rare gem in the heart of wine country. With an unparalleled setting and in pristine condition.