Where is the best place to escape from all the chaos? Perhaps, you’ll find it in Sonoma County. The serene wine country destination offers more than great vino to soothe your soul. It has incredible villas and family compounds too. From an amenity-rich Sonoma County estate, to an impressive vineyard on Country Club Lane, we have a fantastic Splurge vs. Steal to take your mind off the headlines. The only question is, which would you choose?
Splurge: 57-Acre Italian Villa In Sonoma County For $18M
This Sonoma splurge is for the low-key luxury buyer who wants a secure place to live, work, and play away from it all. And we are willing to bet it’s a family compound unlike any you’ve ever seen!
Ideally situated in Sonoma County with dramatic panoramas of the Sonoma Valley, rests this incredible Italian Villa estate on 57-pristine-acres. The main house includes four-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, and richly appointed interiors. However, it’s the amenities that really make it a one-of-a-kind retreat.
The estate affords a sparkling resort pool, miles of scenic trails and paths, two ponds, two fruit orchards, and an abundance of picturesque gardens. These include a walled-garden, rose garden, rhododendron garden, and Zen garden. Just imagine what a few moments of meditation in one of these gardens could do for your mood!
As if that wasn’t enough, the property boasts a trellised game area for a round of horse shoes, bocce ball, or chess. And the guest cottage and horse barn with two stalls, means you have the perfect place to put up the in-laws or your hired ranch hands, if you so you choose.
There is also a ‘palace de pullets’ – a gaggle of young hens who have yet to lay eggs, as well as a year-round Carriger Creek, family chapel, and more. If you’re an ultra-luxury buyer who is looking to get away, you could do far worse than this impeccably maintained retreat.
Tim Freeman with Vanguard Properties has listed 18730 Canyon Road, Sonoma, California for $18 million.
Steal: 14.5-Acre Vineyard With Zen-Like Features For $5.95M
Not everyone can afford a massive $18 million-dollar compound in Sonoma County. So we have a Sonoma steal to entice you. Nestled on 14.5-ares rests this exquisite vineyard estate for a third of the price! And it has luxurious accommodations, including a main residence, guest house, and unbelievable views of the mountains and vines.
Custom built in 2005, the house is chock full of designer details. Soaring ceilings, walls of windows, and all the infrastructure you need are here. We love the warm and inviting interiors, gourmet kitchen, spa-like master, and tranquil spaces to unwind.
According to the listing, the approximately nine-acre vineyard is managed by La Prenda. So you’ll have plenty of wine to keep your heart and mind full – maybe even your pocketbook too!
And nothing beats a dip in the zen-like pool with water features or lounging with a nice cabernet beneath the pergola patio. The lush grounds, guest house, private pond, and enchanting pathways allow you to hide away in one luxuriously posh post.
Lois Scheinberg with Coldwell Banker Realty has listed 938 Country Club Lane, Sonoma, California for $5.95 million.