Shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree, this very special home ‘lives’ on 30 vineyard acres and is off Dry Creek Road, just one mile west of the north end of charming, upscale, historic, Healdsburg in the heart of Sonoma County’s Wine Country.Newly renovated, this 3 bedroom/2 bath, Ranch House with central heat/AC is beautifully landscaped and decorated with European styling, wall paper, draperies, clean Scandinavian lines, and warm wood flooring throughout, and newly landscaped backyard with Sundance Spa.
Enter and enjoy the open flowing floor plan with the living room area to your left and the dining area to the right, and the kitchen just beyond.A decorative fireplace with candelabra, sleeper sofa (full size), 2 leather chairs, and a lovely area rug with coffee table, grace the living room; entertainment is provided by the Sharp LCD HD 26” wide screen TV with a Sony HD DVD player and a Panasonic compact audio system with CD, cassette, and radio.
The dining area with beautiful built-in floor to ceiling cabinets, is a warm, welcoming, and wonderful space for sipping, supping, and good conversation, and the dining table expands to seat 8+, with 2 more spaces at the counter.All new kitchen cabinetry (one is lighted with glass shelves and doors), black granite counter tops and all new GE stainless steel appliances, contribute to a wonderful cooking experience.
Your chef will enjoy using the very efficient ceramic cooktop with oven below and a built-in microwave-exhaust vent combo above; the fridge, dishwasher and large stainless steel double sink complete this very efficient and well designed kitchen.There is also a second ‘overflow’ fridge in the garage for extra vittles, vino, and beverages.
A short hallway leads to the master suite with a luxurious king bed, wood floors and area rug, vineyard views, and a newly redone ensuite bathroom with a granite topped vanity and large beautifully tiled shower.The second and third bedrooms are also wood floored, one with two double beds and one queen bedroom.
When also using the living room double sleeper sofa, ‘Big Oak’ can accommodate as many as 8guests, if you do not mind getting cozy with family and/or friends, although ideally suited to smaller gatherings.The lovely second shared bath also has a granite topped vanity and a tastefully tiled large shower to facilitate preparing for your dates!
Beautifully landscaped, the front yard, shaded by the Big Oak, has two lawn areas, abundant plantings & shrubs, and a front porch seating area to watch the world go by.Leading to the 2-car garage, is a large driveway and the backyard is fenced with acres of vineyards just beyond and a back patio with table and chairs, umbrella, and a Wolf propane BBQ for your grilling pleasure (a Weber briquette grill is also available for the ‘kingsford’ purists). Enjoy the Sundance Spa in the newly landscaped backyard.
The Big Oak Vineyard House is very conveniently located and a great ‘home base’ for exploring the diversity of Sonoma County Wine Country.Only minutes away from Healdsburg, the ‘crown jewel’ of our ‘Tuscany’ in northern California, you will need plenty of time for wine tasting, fine dining, shopping, art & antique galleries, and enjoying the Russian River with many more adventures nearby.
In addition to overlooking the beautiful vineyard of West Wines, the West Wines Tasting Room is just next door to the home for an upclose and personal wine tasing experience.
Very importantly, the beautiful Lake Sonoma Recreation Area with marina & boat ramps is only a few minutes further west for water activities, fishing, or just enjoying the beauty of it all.The Alexander Valley wine growing region is just a few minutes to your east, the west Russian River Valley, about 20 minutes south and west and do not forget about the gorgeous rugged Sonoma County Coastline