The impressive entry begins with a door set in a towering wall of windows. Beyond are open plan living areas defined by their distinctive design elements, varied ceiling heights, and “disappearing” walls of glass that create a seamless connection to the outdoors and open to breezy decks and balconies with sweeping views. The heart of the home is a kitchen, breakfast room, and lofty, light-filled great room with richly hued hardwood floors. The great room features a large stone fireplace with a mantel crafted from white pine reclaimed from a covered bridge in Amish country, and a built-in media nook. In the stylish, streamlined kitchen, wood beams create a starburst pattern around a skylight above the main granite-topped island, which is equipped with a Dacor cooktop. Other appointments include two Dacor ovens, a built-in microwave, two Miele dishwashers, an oversized fridge, a stainless-steel undermount sink, and multiple sets of counter seating. Just off the kitchen are a mudroom with white Shaker-style cabinets, honed granite counters, a large freezer, a spacious laundry room with ample useful built-ins, a pantry, and a discreet powder room. Further encouraging grand entertaining are formal living and dining rooms and a wet bar area with a small refrigerator and freezer, granite countertops, and a sink.
The home’s copper-topped stair turret seems to stand sentinel over the surrounding hills and woodlands. Its curving stairway is illuminated by a sunny oculus that casts a dynamic shaft of light on its walls and steps. The main level primary suite, which encompasses a bedroom with a fireplace and oversized windows that turn the treetop and mountain views into ever-changing art. An en suite bath features a claw-foot soaking tub, arched doorways to two iron balconies, a spacious stone shower, dual vanities with handsome wood and iron work, a walk-in closet, and access to a private terrace with an outdoor shower. Steps away is one of two theaters with two walls of windows, automatic shades, a projector, and built-in speakers.
Down a gracefully spiraling staircase are a 1,000± bottle wine cellar with timed lighting and a striking barrel ceiling – nearby a copper-topped tasting bar with sink and a refrigerator. Other highlights include two guest bedrooms, an office lined with alderwood built-ins, a second theatre with projector and screen and a roomy windowed gym with a full tile bath including steam shower.
Outdoors, stone steps lead from the home to a relaxing sun terrace beside a spa and overlooking a curvaceous infinity-edge swimming pool embraced by terraced rock walls. Alfresco meals and entertaining are easy thanks to a dining arbor and an outdoor kitchen with a grill and refrigerator. Below the pool is a private bocce court with view; above it all at the top of stone steps, a peaceful swing sits beneath a shade tree, allowing for relaxed enjoyment of an unparalleled vista. The acreage also features arbors, colorful roses, maple, olive, peach, fig, nectarine, and apple trees; walkways; a professionally installed 1.5+ mile hiking path; a generator; and a reflecting pool overlooking the vineyards below that also serves as a reservoir supplying the estate’s sprinkler system.
Located just above the historic Sonoma Plaza in coveted Mission Highlands.
Offered at $7,995,000