Stunning unparalleled Wine Country farmhouse and guest cottage nestled on two acres in the hills of Cotati seamlessly fuses luxury and comfort. Completed in 2018, this gorgeous three bedroom, three bath, 3,418±SF main house and two bedroom, two bath 840±SF cottage blend contemporary design with farmhouse chic offering two truly exceptional year round or destination homes in the heart of Sonoma County’s bucolic countryside.
Inspired by the design style of esteemed local architect, Howard Backen, who designed high-end hotels such as Solage Calistoga, Meadowood and numerous wineries throughout Napa and Sonoma. Elements throughout the home include a grand great room welcoming all with a soaring extra-wide open beam and tressed ceiling with tongue and groove slatting, wide plank natural-oiled white French oak flooring plus a plethora of two-over-two Marvin windows and sliding doors bathe all spaces in natural light.
The open design exudes hospitality and comfort with the impressive gas fireplace with natural stone hearth and oak mantle, refreshment bar with wine and drink refrigerators, seating and dining areas. Family and friends will naturally pull up a stool to gather around the exquisite 14’ quartz-topped kitchen island to enjoy some fun and conversation or share in meal preparations.
The fabulous kitchen boasts a custom green 4-burner Blue Star range with grill, flattop and two ovens, subway tile backsplash, pot filler faucet above the stove, Fireclay farm apron-front sink, quartz countertops, GE stainless steel appliances, and Restoration Hardware lighting. The custom Shaker-style cabinetry in the kitchen, and throughout the home and cottage, was designed and manufactured locally by Rhyne Design in Sebastopol. The cabinets and drawers, set with soft-close hinges, and the oak floating shelves provide plentiful storage and display options.
Representative of the regional Wine Country lifestyle, there are several options to conjoin indoor and outdoor spaces. Enjoy a BBQ under the pergola covered back patio with putting green, sip morning coffee while watching the sunrise from the sheltered breezeway, toast milestones and moments with cocktails from the wraparound porch or enjoy sunset views and evening skies from the hot tub.
Rounding out the main level living spaces are a sophisticated mudroom, doubling as an office or craft room, a full bathroom, large bonus room (4th bedroom possibility) and separate wing hosting the primary bedroom suite.
The primary bedroom suite, down the hall from the great room, is bathed in natural light from two sets of sliding doors and windows providing a lovely space to relax and recharge. A large walk-in closet with custom cabinets, organizers and extra storage nook is just a few steps from the spa-like ensuite bath. Replete with soaking tub, large stone-covered walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, custom cabinetry with dual sink quartz countertop vanity and handmade concrete tile flooring with radiant heat is pure bliss.
A custom metal and oak handrail leads to the upstairs landing hosting two built-in desks with oak desktops, custom cabinetry and two well-sized bedrooms connected by a Jack & Jill bathroom.
The rustic elegance of the modern farmhouse-style continues to the exterior with board and batten siding and metal roof on both the main house, cottage and two-car garage.
The purposeful design of the cottage allows for full, partial or shared use of two bedrooms centered around the kitchen and dining area. Each bedroom can be accessed separately from the covered patio or through the kitchen offering various guest or potential rental uses. The darling cottage mimics many of the outstanding details of the main house, such as Blue Star range, quartz counters, Carrera marble tile backsplash, apron-style farm sink, bathrooms with barn doors, tubs and walk in closets and more!
Adding rustic charm to the pastoral landscape is an open-air livestock barn (with gas and water hook ups), multiple raised garden beds, 17 fruit trees, 30+ olive trees, over 100+ lavender plants and drought tolerant perennials. Landscaping is on a multi-zone drip system for ease of care. There are many options for adding additional outdoor living or recreation areas, such as a swimming pool, bocce ball court, sport court or planting a hobby vineyard.
The main house and cottage are laden with modern conveniences including: ground level radiant flooring (main house), wall heaters (cottage), recessed lighting, custom light fixtures, Vivint home alarm system (main house), multi-zone Nest thermostats (main house), Nest doorbell (main house), Leviton smart switches, sprinkler system, state-of-the-art water filtration system, advanced septic system, air conditioning (main house), two electric car chargers in the two car garage and one charger access outside plus more!
Ideally situated in the heart of Sonoma County, just a few minutes to Highway 101 and convenient access to all points throughout the Bay Area. Close to world class shopping, restaurants and wineries. Centrally located for access to the stunning California coast in under an hour and Lake Tahoe in under 4 hours. Less than 30 minutes to Sonoma County Regional Airport and just over an hour to San Francisco International Airport, this exceptional property is easily accessible for year round or seasonal living.