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Property Description

This single level, 4,300+/- square foot custom home was designed and built by the current owners and reflects their commitment to quality and detail. The single level floor plan flows from living and dining areas through the foyer to the bedroom accommodations and exercise room complete with sauna and steam rooms.

Located in the George Ranch, an exclusive Sonoma Valley enclave, the residence is oriented on a south facing knoll with a view of the Valley below. There is an expansive meadow on the east side of the property suggesting numerous possibilities to an active imagination. A grove of ancient olive trees balances the property on the west. Deer fencing surrounds the residence allowing for any landscape the owner might envision. Equestrian and pedestrian trails are available for the exclusive use of George Ranch residents. The community benefits from its private mutual water system which is readily available if required.

Gracefully sited on a parcel of gentle topography, this offering awaits the next generation of ownership.

Property:

Views of the Sonoma Valley and beyond

4.6+/- acre parcel with small vineyard possibilities

Large outside stone covered deck

5 garage doors with space for 6 cars, large work bench and extensive wall to wall storage

Home security system

Copper gutters

Gracious driveway with custom pavers

Deer fencing surrounding the home

Vegetable garden & butterfly garden

Large outside deck, covered in stone

Private mutual water system, readily available if needed

5 bedroom septic system

Interior:

Single level 3 bedroom/3 bath, 4,300+/- square foot home

Master bath with free standing claw footed tub

Large kitchen with pantry, custom cabinetry, granite and marble counters, fireplace

10 ft ceilings

5 wood burning fireplaces

Dedicated, mirrored exercise room with sauna room & steam room

Interior wall insulation

Large crown and baseboard moldings throughout

Custom flooring includes stone entry, hardwood (herringbone pattern) in living areas, slate in kitchen, marble in bathroom, carpet in bedrooms

Built-in entertainment center with internet wiring and speakers throughout home and deck

Solid cherry doors, cabinets and antique fixtures throughout

2 separate AC & heating zones (controlled separately)

Attic stair access, 2 attic fans

Ample storage

Water filtration system, air filtration system

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Floor size: 4358 sqft
Lot: 200376 sqft
Year Built: 1999
Roof type: Composition
 

Neighborhood


The gated community George Ranch is roughly 1,000 acres of agricultural and residential property on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, five miles west of downtown Sonoma. It consists of 57 properties, five in agricultural use and 52 in residential use.

History

Originally part of General Vallejo’s land grant, the George Ranch entered modern history when in 1942 it was acquired by James P. George. Mr. George had been successful in the Oil and Gas business in Southern California but for the next 40 years lived on this property. He named it the Lazy Bar G and operated it as a cattle ranch.

In the late 1970’s a Dutch investor, Nick Sandmann, contacted a boyhood friend, Mr. Pieter Everard, a Sonoma accountant.  Pieter apprised him of the George property and after some negotiation Mr. George sold the Lazy Bar G Ranch to Sandmann and his group for $2.1 million. In 1982, after many difficult years of development issues, the County of Sonoma approved a major subdivision of 56 lots to be developed in four phases. It endorsed the developer’s vision of a low density subdivision with underground utilities, private roads, scenic easements and agricultural activities. Specifically, several large agricultural lots were delineated for cattle or sheep grazing and vineyards. Home building lots were prepared with scenic easements to preserve views from the valley floor and easements for hiking and equestrian trails. The open and natural concept included a recreational area with a pond and clubhouse.

When marketing began in 1983-84 the George Ranch consisted of 51 residential building lots varying from 3 to 20 acres. Two large properties, each several hundred acres were reserved for agricultural purposes and scenic preservation. Three other lots were reserved for vineyard development. The Georges kept their original farm house and its 15 acres and this parcel was only later incorporated into the George Ranch. Today all but a few lots have been developed and the George Ranch has fulfilled the original concept of a low density subdivision with a rural character, agricultural emphasis, environmental sensitivity and largely secluded homes. As a California Community Interest Development, the GR is governed by its homeowners through a five person elected Board of Directors. The Board supervises several committees whose responsibilities include maintenance of common areas, management of the Mutual Water Company and review and approval of building plans. Their mandate is to preserve the rural nature and aesthetic characteristics of the Ranch.

About Sonoma

A small town with a rich history, the center of the locavore food movement, and situated in the heart of Wine Country, the city of Sonoma is content to play country mouse to its more citified cousin, Napa. You won't find enormous tour buses disgorging hundreds of passengers in downtown Sonoma; the city of 10,000 residents is mostly laid-back and quiet.

Centered on what many call one of the most beautiful town plazas in the state, with its historic, preserved Mission that dates back to 1823, Sonoma has the feel of a small country town -- that is, if a small country town boasted more than a dozen tasting rooms of award-winning wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and more than 60 world-class wineries that mix the elegant with the down home, Sonoma is ground zero for great wine and the lifestyle that goes with it.

All that makes Sonoma a premier destination, sought after for its mellow pace, natural beauty, and proximity to San Francisco, just 45 miles south. Sonoma offers plenty of things to do, including jazz festivals, parades, cooking classes, the Sonoma International Film Festival, and exhibitions and openings at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.
Spacious homes in the vineyards and rolling hills around Sonoma command spectacular views. Today, the multimillion-dollar estates of Sonoma range from Tuscan-style villas to more adventurous concrete and glass architectural statements.



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Mike Hedley

Broker AssociateColdwell Banker Brokers of the ValleyDRE# 00892786707.888.0536 mobilewww.hbsonoma.com

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