Project Description

Country French View Retreat

Wolf Run, Glen Ellen CA 95442

SOLD! Asking Price $2,800,000

Set on a private road amidst 32± acres, this Modern French Country home offers unobstructed vistas, seclusion and a welcoming rural respite yet is just 5+ minutes to the historic town of Glen Ellen.

The entry courtyard with breezeway create anticipation providing a glimpse of the view. The home was constructed in 3 stages – the “main house”, the “guest house” and finally, the grounds with a disappearing edge pool, plantings and gardens. Distinctive architectural features were used throughout. 12 ft ceilings accentuate the open floor plan while multiple banks of 8 ft French doors provide abundant light and seamless access to private garden areas, the rear terrace and pool.

The building of the “main house” started with the acquisition of breathtaking 18th century doors from France, one of the many artistic focal points of the home. The exterior paint was blended by colorist, Tim Caton, to achieve complex hues reminiscent of rural France. An “Old World” theme continues throughout the home with copper lined shuttered doors, handsome egg-shaped bronze knobs, brass overlays, lovely art wells, circa 1920 fans, alternating oval and square transoms and two muriatic acid-treated steel surround fireplaces. A set of sound-proof, upholstered double doors were created to ensure privacy in the large master suite.


The walled rear courtyard includes an expansive veranda with soaring outlooks over the Valley of the Moon to the Bay. Sheltered by 30-year-old wisteria vines, it is the perfect venue for alfresco dining, relaxing or entertaining.

The house has been featured in three architectural books for its outstanding design:

A Good House is Never Done, John Wheatman

Sonoma Valley Style: At Home in California’s Wine Country, Kathryn Masson

Weekend Houses, Penelope Rowlands

As a full-time residence or second home destination, this home is an ideal urban escape and opportunity to live the coveted wine country indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy privacy and serenity, while being just minutes to town and just a little over an hour to San Francisco.


32± acres
Gated front courtyard
Rear wisteria covered veranda runs length of the home
60’ x 8’ lap pool with solar heat and automatic pool cover
Lush grounds with unique roses, fruit, citrus and olive trees, mature oak, madrone and manzanita groves
Approx. 2 miles to downtown Glen Ellen

Architectural Details
Architect: Wheatman & Associates
Two pavilions connected via covered breezeway
Approx. 2,736 square feet of indoor living space
3 bedrooms, den, 2.5 baths
12 ft ceilings throughout
Front & rear access to outdoors from all rooms via multiple banks of 8 ft French doors
18th century Mediterranean entry doors with custom steel interior surface treatment
Custom, blended exterior stucco paint by colorist, Tim Caton
Plaster walls throughout
Radiant heated stone floors
Custom lighting, art walls
Oval and square transom windows
Sound system
Antique 1920’s fans rebuilt in New Orleans
Polished Indian granite throughout
Copper lined exterior shutters

Public & Master Wing
Wood burning fireplace with treated steel custom surround
Open great room ceiling adorned with rustic, vintage decorative beams
Ample built-in cabinetry
Portuguese tile
Laundry room with new water heater
Large walk-in pantry
Access to walled yard with 18th century fountain
Powder Room
Mirrored wall

Master Suite
Soundproof, upholstered double door entry
Wood burning fireplace with treated steel custom surround
2 sets of French doors to covered view terrace and access to private garden
Pocket doors at closet
Master Bathroom
Polished Indian granite vanity
Tile surround shower over tub with picture window
Guest Wing
Guest suite
Pocket door for privacy
French doors to walled yard
Steam shower
Mirrored wall
Accesses walled yard
2nd guest bedroom with louvered doors, built-in bookshelves, pool terrace access
Office with 8’ French doors to pool terrace
Guest pantry with refrigerator

Other Features
Tile roof
ADT security system
Private well
10,000-gallon concrete storage tank, gravity flow and hydrant
3-bedroom installed septic system
Two parking areas
Deer fencing
Gated entry from private driveway


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Enjoy privacy and serenity just minutes to town.


Tina Shone Group
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wine Country Brokerage

25 East Napa Street  Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel:  707.933.1515   Email: tina (at)

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