Mariann Ilaria & John Stackelberg Present
Architectural Jewel in Montecito Heights – $1,260,000
J. Carson Bowler designed Architectural Jewel on just under an acre of gated park like grounds in prestigious Montecito Heights. An entertainer’s dream with over 5000 square feet of gracious living in the main residence and guest house surrounded by stunning grounds, expansive patios and a fabulous sun splashed deck. The distinctive and elegant main residence features soaring ceilings, classic use of wood and slate and walls of glass that provide a seamless flow between the indoor/outdoor spaces. A separate second unit with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and private patio is ideal as a guest house or as rental income. An exceptional offering in one of Santa Rosa’s most coveted locations.
- .93+/- level park like acres
- Two entry gates
- Professionally landscaped grounds with room for a pool
- Mature redwoods, lovely plantings and fruit trees: quince, pomegranate, fig, nectarine, cherry, peach, bosc pear, granny smith and gravenstein apple, grapefruit and pink lemon
- Fenced garden area
- Expansive decking and patios
- Hot tub
- Redwood siding with copper gutters and downspouts
- Exterior speakers
- Outdoor landscape lighting
- Automatic sprinklers and drip
- 2 car attached garage with adjacent workshop
- Main residence with 3888+/- square feet
- 3 en suite bedrooms plus office, 3 full and 2 half baths
- Formal entry with soaring ceiling and slate floors
- Living/Great Room with cathedral ceiling, expansive view windows, slate floors and gas fireplace
- Chef’s Kitchen with custom glass wall, granite slab counters, maple cabinets, commercial grade U.S. gas range with 4 burners, griddle and 2 ovens, Whirlpool self-cleaning oven and microwave, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Asko dishwasher, GE trash compactor, breakfast nook and tile floors
- Formal dining room with slate floors, plantation shutters and door to expansive deck
- Family room with slate floors, plantation shutters and door to expansive deck
- Library and sitting room with gas fireplace
- Powder room with slate counter and floor
- Office with maple cabinets, granite slab counter, slate floor and expansive view windows
- Spacious Master Suite features a sitting area with wet bar, luxurious master bath with warm floor tiles, marble countertops, large walk in shower with triple showerheads, spacious walk-in closet and dressing area with built ins, plantation shutters and lovely views
- Wine cellar
- Main level has radiant heat in entry, kitchen, family room, office and library
- Whole house fan
- Recessed lighting, accent lighting and dimmers
- Russound tuner and receiver, Sony 5 disc CD player
- 4 Stereo Zones (expandable to 6) with wireless wall controls
- 3 Fireplaces (great room, library, upstairs bedroom suite)
- Central vacuum system
SECOND UNIT/GUEST HOUSE
- One story with 1132+/-square feet
- 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
- Living room with wood burning stove
- Spacious dining area
- Full kitchen
- Private patio
The largest city in Sonoma county, as well as the county seat, Santa Rosa has experienced rapid growth in the last decade--adding three times the residents that were added in all of Marin during the same period.
Downtown Santa Rosa has grown to match, adding shopping, hotels, and medical facilities. Despite that, the town can boast a thriving downtown, centered on Courthouse Square, the Comstock pedestrian mall, and an urban greenway featuring trails and a terraced walkway along a creek bordering the downtown. No less than five historic neighborhoods including Burbank Gardens, the Railroad Square, West end and Cherry Street give Santa Rosa its quintessential small town residential feel. Old mansions and Victorians can still be found downtown near tree-lined McDonald Avenue, perhaps the most beautiful street in Santa Rosa.
Fountain Grove, Shiloh Estates, and the canyons and hillsides surrounding the town offer the most prestigious homes for sale. Santa Rosa home prices climb along with the elevation as it rises in the hills to the north and east of town. Homes here are of the gated estate variety, and come with gated drives, acreage, and sweeping views of the valleys below.
Surprising activities in Santa Rosa include the Charles Schultz Museum, dedicated to one of the most famous residents of town who lived her for 30 years, Redwood Ice Arena (built by Schulz) and Safari West, a private African wildlife preserve just outside of town.
There is a growing technology footprint in Santa Rosa with Agilent, and telecom companies creating a high tech corridor along HWY 101. Many residents commute to San Francisco, a trek that has gotten easier thanks to the recent additions of car pool lanes and road widening in San Rafael.