Sonoma Character and Comfort

18820 Melvin Ave, Sonoma CA 95476

Listed at$875,000

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Located on a serene, hidden lane near town and all conveniences, this home is approx. 2,186 sq. ft. with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, open floor plan with multiple accesses to the spacious parcel with two outbuildings. The home is surrounded by mature, drought resistant landscaping that features artistic and custom architectural elements such as brick and Saltillo tile patios.

A vine covered entry porch leads to the foyer with lighted art niche and then into the wonderfully open, skylit interior with beautiful floors of authentic Saltillo tiles and oak hardwood, a Kiva fireplace, custom sinks and fixtures and stunning, hand made solid Cedar French doors that bring in the light and open to an arbored brick porch surrounded by lush landscape with lawn, herb garden and orange, persimmon, peach, nectarine and olive trees.

Built in 1951 and extensively remodeled in 2004, a 2-story master suite and main floor guest bedroom/studio addition boast features like radiant heat in the floors, Saltillo pavers, Cedar French doors, double paned windows. The master suite boasts blond myrtle floors and a private view deck with electric privacy shade.

The guest bedrooms are separated by the public rooms providing privacy and each offer serene outlooks to the gardens. The house features a large 1st floor art studio that doubles as a bedroom with 14 ft ceilings, low-voltage lighting, solid cedar French doors leading to the garden and high windows that flood the room in natural light.

Level, useable parcel is approximately .16 acre with room for a pool, multiple patios, yard, mature trees and landscaping and two great outbuildings – one an office or playhouse and a storage/shop building.

A rarity on the market, this cul-de-sac country lane is just blocks to all amenities and services including: shopping, public transportation, parks, bike path, dining and more. Just blocks from the Sonoma Golf Club and Sonoma Plaza.

0.16± acre parcel with mature landscape
2,186± sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 2 bath residence
Can use as 3 or 4 bedroom
Two detached outbuildings
Central A/C and radiant heat, public utilities
Gas Kiva fireplace
Drip irrigation and lawn sprinkler system
Room for a pool
Incredible location on a serene, hidden lane
Blocks from all services and amenities

Entry Patio
Hand lain, handmade brick patio
Covered porch
Lush trees and mature landscape

Main Level
Formal entry with lighted art niche
Open floor plan
Tile, hardwood and concrete floors throughout
2 bedrooms separated by public rooms, possible 3 bedrooms
Great room kitchen/dining area
Living room with custom fireplace
Full tile bath and stackable laundry
Multiple accesses to grounds and gardens

Wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances
Skylight, tile floor
Picture windows
New Samsung refrigerator
Wolf 6-burner gas stove with dual-fan full width hood

Dining Room
Picture window
Tile floor, copper wall sconces
Access to living room, arbored brick porch and yard

Living Room
9-foot ceilings
French door access to arbored brick porch and yard
Kiva fireplace with gas warm stove and brick hearth
Understair storage and desk/piano/wine-rack nook
Custom floor tile

East Guest Bedroom
Low voltage lighting
Open shelving
Closet with sink
Access to side yard entry
Access to arbored brick porch and yard

West Guest Bedroom
Double size (easily converted to 2 bedrooms)
Picture windows
Hardwood floors
Walk-in closet
Additional closet

Master Suite
Ceiling fan
Hardwood floors
Walk-in closet
Cedar French doors to private view balcony with electric privacy screen

Master Bath
Tile floors
Picture window
Single sink vanity
Custom plumbing hardware created by Sonoma Forge

Guest Bath
Tile floor
Custom vanity with concrete sink by Sonoma Cast Stone and custom hardware created by Sonoma Forge
Tile stall shower
New, Electrolux Pro stackable washer and dryer with steam feature

Handmade, hand lain front brick patio
Arbored porch with handmade, hand lain brick floor
Lush lawn and landscape
Mature trees including pepper, orange, persimmon, nectarine, peach and olive
Garden beds

Open beam ceiling
Pine plank wood floors
Window A/C

Storage/Workshop Shed
Work benches


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Sonoma, CA 95476

Just blocks from Sonoma Golf Club and Sonoma Plaza.


Tina Shone Group
Sotheby’s International Realty
Wine Country Brokerage

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

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