Project Description

Private View Retreat Compound

12385 Margie Lane, Glen Ellen 95442

SOLD! Offered at $ 1,399,000

Beautifully renovated residence and guest house nestled on 2.06± acres above Glen Ellen. This view retreat is perfect for nature lovers who enjoy entertaining. Newly remodeled, 1-bedroom suite + den and second bath main residence boasts clean lines and fine finishes with a desirable, open floor plan. Sweeping views throughout the home from banks of sliding doors to the incredible Batu mahogany deck with built-in spa and BBQ patio. Heated infinity pool surrounded by lush landscape takes in the view too.

Above the detached 2-car garage is a quaint guest house. The kitchen boasts granite countertops and new cabinetry with wine storage. The full bath is equipped with stackable washer/dryer. Guest house and garage are sprinklered. The perfect private enclave to soak in the beautiful scenery.

The gated garden is accessed by a country pathway and includes a charming garden shed. The sitting area is surrounded by flowers and garden beds with strawberries, tomatoes and more. Access is via a gated entry to a paved driveway surrounded by mature trees. There is an updated septic system, a well and solar power.

Close to renowned dining in the heart of Sonoma Valley and just over an hour to San Francisco, this gracious indoor/outdoor living compound feels miles away. Great for full or part-time living.


  • 2.06± view acres
  • Main Home 1bd, den, 2ba, great room, laundry
  • Guest House with laundry
    • Detached 2-car garage
  • Solar heated pool, auto cover
  • QCA 4-person spa
  • Batu Mahogany Decking
  • Landscaped and installed irrigation
  • Fenced vegetable and flower garden with raised beds
  • Single swing gate
  • Well and upgraded septic system
  • Solar electric (on roof of guest house
  • Private cul-de-sac minutes to downtown Glen Ellen

Main House 2015 Remodel Details

  • All plumbing replaced with PEX
  • New Calcite filter
  • Reinstalled water softener
  • New, solar-assisted hot water heater
  • Hot water re-circulation system
  • Cement (non-combustible) siding with shear (south side of house)
  • Spray foam under-floor insulation
  • Quartz kitchen island countertop
  • French white oak flooring
  • New dry wall with smooth finish
  • Anderson French sliders and casement windows with dual-pane, low E, tempered glaze; Argon vinyl exterior finish and wood interior frames
  • Hunter Douglas window and door shades in living room
  • LED illumination
  • Wi-Fi controlled thermostat
  • House exhaust fan
  • Porcelain, Italian tile in both bathrooms
  • Heated, fog-free bathroom mirrors
  • Toto toilet and bidet in master bath and wall-hung Geberit toilet in guest bath.
  • Replaced all electrical plugs, switches and dimmers
  • Kitchen Aid refrigerator with bottom freezer, convection and microwave ovens
  • Kitchen Aid induction cooktop (4-burner) and retractable down draft exhaust fan
  • Fisher Paykel dish drawers (2)
  • LG washer and dryer – stackable, in laundry closet

Guest House:

  • Panasonic mini-split air conditioning system
  • Granite kitchen countertops 2016
  • Water heater 2017
  • LG refrigerator
  • GE microwave/convection oven
  • 2-burner electric cooktop
  • Washer and dryer – stackable unit

Summary/Remodel Narrative:

  • 2005 New Guest house, New Garage, New Mound Septic system constructed. Sonoma County approved the addition of the guest house over new garage requiring a full upgrade of the septic system. The addition of the new guest house required the previous owner to represent the existing 2BR/2BA main house as 1 BR+DEN/2BA and 1 BR/1BA for the guest house.
  • 2015-2016 Main House went through a major remodel – a complete gut job to the studs. Removed all windows and doors, old kitchen, bathrooms, walls, floors, appliances, light fixtures, etc. Removed all old decking board and support beams in front and back of the house. Removed and moved walls and increased ceiling height by removing drop ceiling in living room and kitchen. Opened the wall of the house to the far-reaching view by removing windows, increasing the height of the opening to accommodate new sliders. Reinforced subfloor. Constructed a new, larger deck front and back of the main house. Reworked the flow of the interior and exterior spaces. Added stainless steel outdoor hand railings and SS cable deck railings. Replaced windows with sliders. New bathrooms, new kitchen, new appliances, added W/D closet, house fan. New gunite approx. 30’x14′ infinity edge swimming pool was constructed. Work was done with permits and finaled by County.


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In the heart of Sonoma Valley above Glen Ellen.


Sotheby’s International Realty
Wine Country Brokerage

27 East Napa Street  Sonoma, CA 95476
707.933.1515   /  tina (at) / CalBRE# 00787338

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