19501 Brooklime Sonoma, CA
ARCHITECT DESIGNED SANCTUARY IN THE HILLS ABOVE SONOMA
GORGEOUS RETREAT WITH STUNNING VIEWS
Inspired by the rolling Sonoma landscape it overlooks, the home at 19501 Brooklime is an incredible testament to architectural integrity. Designed by renowned award winning architect William Turnbull, the contemporary home flows along the natural contours of the land, blending into its surroundings when viewed from the outside. Inside, rooms flow easily from one to another and walls of glass create a virtual gallery of views of the Sonoma Valley, Mt. Diablo to the south and the North Bay. Two adjacent parcels have been designated as preserved agricultural space and, with barely another home in sight, the feel is one of both privacy and tranquility.
Upon entering the home, it is almost impossible to not be transfixed by the panoramic floor-to-ceiling vistas. Cascading over some six different levels, the home allows for a variety of vantage points and simultaneously achieves wonderful indoor/outdoor flow. Sliding glass doors open onto patios and outdoor entertaining areas, some shaded by mature trees and others showered by sunshine.
Throughout the home, unique design details and playful touches are delightful finds. For instance, the octagon is a recurring shape found in four different rooms, an office and the roomy breakfast room, with five sets of French doors, among them. Elsewhere, walls clad in vertical grain Douglas Fir add a bit of a Shaker touch while craftspeople will admire the mitered corners and absence of trim. Red oak flooring gleams while in the formal living room, an atrium ceiling is lofty but clever lighting and a beautiful fireplace keep the space intimate and homey. Built-in seating in the floor-to-ceiling windows means never having to miss the view. In the kitchen, even the chore of dishwashing is made better by watching the ever-changing landscape.
This beautiful home includes all the requisite space such as a formal living room and formal dining room; a roomy kitchen with a center island, granite counters, double oven and walk in pantry; two home offices and more.
Perched on the home’s uppermost level, the en suite master bedroom is akin to a tree house with a beautiful outlook and built-in seating. In the spa bathroom find a deep soaking tub, two separate vanities, an enormous walk-in shower with etched glass grape motif, and access to an outdoor atrium used as an exercise room. Two large closets complete the picture.
Two additional bedrooms each offer a unique vantage point on the property and - perfect for guests - both can be closed off from the main house via a well-designed pocket door.
Just past the two-car garage, a separate one-bedroom guest unit includes a full bathroom as well as a kitchenette, breakfast nook and French doors to an outdoor area.
Outside, a mix of entertaining areas includes gravel and brick patios, vintage oak trees and rock walls. The 3+/- rolling acres are often home to deer and many species of birds and cattle can sometimes be seen grazing on the nearby pasture land. Adjacent vineyards and olive groves present an ever-changing tableau.
As part of the prestigious George Ranch enclave, this home also includes access to tennis courts and use of the clubhouse, perfect for meetings and social functions.
Whether as a weekend getaway or permanent residence, 19501 Brooklime stands above the crowd of Wine Country homes. Breathtaking views, an incredible architect-designed home and tranquility for days are close at hand with this special property.