This exclusive Kenwood property is rich in history. It is a unique family compound, once owned by a prominent San Francisco family who were descendants of William Davis Merry Howard. Mr. Howard was an early California pioneer, landowner, entrepreneur and real estate tycoon. Currently, it is owned by one of Sonoma County’s prominent philanthropic families. When developing this property, the area’s history, the property’s legacy and lineage were at the forefront of the design.
Its 76 magnificent acres were thoughtfully developed to include 3 parcels, two architecturally distinctive homes as well as an expansive, graded building site atop the mountain for an additional residence with 360’ views. Comprehensive infrastructure includes: Water, power and paved roads that wind through the property capturing exquisite views at every turn. The grounds are enhanced by abundant unique flower and tree species creating lush pockets of greenery and color.
This property is adjacent to the exclusive Kenwood Spa and Inn as well as the Wildwood Farm Nursery and Gardens, known for its parklike setting of rare and unusual plants and trees. The ranch is suitable for small animals and agricultural pursuits and includes an 8-acre, high-end producing Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Other vineyards surround the ranch, many farmed by multi-generational families whose histories date back to the early days of viticulture in California’s Valley of the Moon.
This Kenwood find represents a unique opportunity to own an heirloom property for many generations to come.