Classic French Chateau-style estate in the lovely Foothill Ranch area of Santa Rosa. 10 acres with stunning views surround this architectural gem. Both the main home and the studio unit are filled with custom touches like European wrought iron, lathe and plaster walls, old wood beams and shutters. The detail here is classy and timeless.
The main home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a sitting room off the master. The studio is totally charming 1,000 sq. ft. of versatile space, including a fireplace and full bath. Office? Guest suite?
The home is simply gorgeous. Designed by the owner, it incorporates a number of reclaimed architectural antiques into its design. As you approach via the winding drive, you round a corner and are delighted by the impressive French country feel to the main house and guest unit. With it’s Norman style roof, wood and wrought iron shutters and distinctive stucco finish, this home looks like no other, yet somehow fits perfectly into its surroundings.
As you enter through the antique French iron gate, your path is framed by perfectly manicured grounds. A covered porch in front makes for a cool place to while away the summer days. The patio in back opens up to the expansive views and is the best possible spot for a glass of our award winning local wines in the evening.
The home has extra high ceilings with beautiful lathe and plaster walls, incorporating lovely plaster friezes as crown molding. The dining room opens to a pleasant living area with doors out to the patio and a charming fireplace as a focal point. The kitchen has wonderful light and is graced by old lime washed wood shutters which serve as pantry doors and distinctive wood trim features throughout. The butcher block counter even has cut-throughs for your knives to fit into! Absolutely every detail has been lovingly thought through here.
Le piece d’resistance is the detached guest unit. It is absolutely as gracious and charming as the main residence and currently serves as an office, guest quarters and second living area.
Lastly, this gorgeous estate features garaging for five or more cars and ‘toys’ and has space for workshops and wine cellars! There is plenty of room for a pool, tennis court or bring your horses and ride right out onto the superb trails here.
The Foothill Ranch area of Santa Rosa is a very prestigious equestrian-friendly subdivision of some 100 multi-million dollar homes. Parcels vary from 3 – 10+ acres and the homes grace hills with stunning views in every direction. There are acres of common land, a lake, a pond and miles of riding trails. Beautiful views greet you at every turn. You can even swim or fish in the private lake!
There are virtually no new parcels available here and it’s rare to see one of the larger properties like this hit the market. The lot enjoys some of the most sensational views in the whole area. You can see for miles overlooking rolling hills which turn into mountain views of The Geysers.