Project Description

Eastside Sonoma Contemporary

1160 Dance Drive, Sonoma CA 95476

SOLD! Asking Price $1,600,000

Above the town in Sonoma’s premier gated community, this custom open-plan 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence—the home of renowned food writer Paula Wolfert—is on the market for the first time in more than two decades. It boasts banks of floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in serene views and is enhanced by high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, built-in shelving, and clean lines. A highlight is a spacious multilevel view deck with garden boxes accessed from the light-filled dining level and ideal for alfresco meals or relaxing in dappled shade. Wolfert she tested her recipes in the open kitchen, renovated by Maita Jensen, which features tall windows and a glass door admitting lovely light, a large island, tumbled marble tile counters, plentiful cabinetry and open shelving, a six-burner stainless-steel Thermador range with a hood, two sinks, a stainless-steel Kenmore refrigerator, two stainless-steel dishwashers, a pantry, and a fireplace or wood-burning oven. Oversized windows in the carpeted owner’s bedroom afford idyllic views of natural flora and trees. The suite also includes two closets and a bath with a double vanity, a private water closet, and a glass-door tub and shower. Just off the bath is a light-filled gym or office with its own deck. The two carpeted guest bedrooms are generously sized; one has a skylit en suite bath, two closets, and sliders to a private deck. Solar panels, central heating and air conditioning and an irrigation system are thoughtful amenities. The oversized two-car garage offers shelving, a wine cellar, 220-amp electricity, and an auxiliary storage room. The home is sited on ±5.81 acres in The Ranch community, just minutes from downtown Sonoma and about an hour from San Francisco.

Home Features:

  • 3 bedrooms, den, 3.5 baths
  • ±2,818 square feet
  • Views from ±5.81 acres
  • Surrounded by native oaks
  • Multilevel deck with garden boxes & views
  • Hardwood floors in living room, dining room & kitchen
  • Carpet in bedrooms
  • Recessed lighting, built-in shelving throughout
  • Laundry closet
  • Solar, central heating and AC, irrigation system
  • Oversized 2-car garage with storage & wine cellar

Living Room:

  • Soaring ceiling
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with views
  • Hardwood floors
  • Overlooked by dining room


  • Renovated by Maita Jensen
  • Large prep & entertaining island
  • Tumbled marble tile counters & backsplash
  • Open shelving
  • 6-burner stainless-steel Thermador range with hood
  • Stainless-steel Kenmore refrigerator
  • 2 stainless-steel dishwashers
  • 2 sinks
  • Pantry
  • Fireplace or wood-burning oven
  • Tall picture windows
  • Glass door opening to yard

Owner’s Suite:

  • Carpeted
  • Oversized windows
  • 2 spacious closets
  • Bath with double vanity, glass-door shower & tub, private water closet
  • Gym or office with small deck

Two Guest Bedrooms:

  • Bedroom 1 has skylight, large windows
  • Bedroom 2 has sliders to deck, large windows, en suite bath, 2 closets


  • Oversized 2-car capacity
  • 200-amp electric service
  • Wine storage room
  • Additional storage

Other Features:

  • Architect: Robert Zinkhan
  • Newer roof
  • The Ranch gated community
  • Mutual water
  • ±5.81 acres


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The home is sited on ±5.81 acres in The Ranch community.


The Shone Group

Sotheby’s International Realty
Wine Country Brokerage

27 East Napa Street  Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel: (707) 799-7556   Email: Tina (@)
Tel: (707) 338-8241 Email: Amanda (@)

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