Project Description

Flying Horse Barn

21831 Schellville Rd., Sonoma, CA 95476

Offered at $2,895,000

Featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Pendleton catalogs, this antique post and beam timber frame barn was transported to California’s Sonoma wine country from the east coast. Originally built in 1840 of hand-hewn oak and hemlock, the barn has been completely restored and transformed into a warm, welcoming home. Approximately 4,450 square feet of living space is spread between two structures set on 3 acres of gardens, grasses and trees, including a massive 250-year old Heritage Valley Oak.

The main house features an expansive great room with 23-foot vaulted ceilings, wide plank heart-pine floors and stone hearth. Hand-hewn oak ceiling trestles span the exquisite dining room, with heart-pine floors and colorful Chihuly-like chandelier. The open kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances, stone countertops with breakfast bar, two farm sinks, two dishwashers and a large, custom butler’s pantry. The master suite, two full baths, guest room, laundry/utility room and fabulous loft office complete the main house. There are views from every room, including an expansive natural meadow with Sonoma Mountain and sunsets beyond, vines and established gardens.

A few steps away via a covered breezeway, the second structure offers a large family room, bedroom and full bath, mud room and workshop/studio/storage room. The rooms are spacious and have high ceilings, plank wood floors and multiple farm pendant lights. Structures, gardens and multiple patios are perfectly situated for the addition of a pool.

Rich with character, this environmentally sensitive home offers solar panels, radiant heat, natural ventilation and a reduced energy footprint. With a large brick patio, covered porches and plenty of parking, this unique home is perfect for entertaining, inside and out.

The offering consists of two parcels accessed via a private driveway. The structures rest on an approx. 2 acre parcel and there is an adjoining, vacant approx. 1 acre parcel that can be built upon. Both parcels are zoned Diverse Agriculture allowing additional other than residential uses.

Flying Horse Barn is located in wine country’s Sonoma renowned for its climate, wine and food and just approx. 7 minutes to the historic downtown Plaza. The unique location puts the property within under an hour from San Francisco, approx. 15 minutes to either downtown Napa or Petaluma. With a rural yet sophisticated feel, dreamy views and unique architecture, this is one of wine country’s most beautiful offerings.

Property

  • Three acres total, comprised of separate approx. 2-acre and 1-acre parcels
  • Approx. 2-acre parcel
  • 1-acre parcel is buildable, most likely limited to one bedroom house
  • Pasture, flower and vegetable gardens, massive Heritage Valley Oak, seasonal creek and unobstructed view of Sonoma Mountain
  • Wide assortment of cypress, olive, maple, fir, fruit and other trees
  • 8-zone drip irrigation system serving gardens and trees
  • Excellent drainage
  • Room for a swimming pool
  • Raised bed vegetable garden
  • Both parcels are Zoned Diverse Agriculture, which allows uses other than residential, if desired
  • Bordered by, with views of, approx.13-acre vineyard
  • High degree of privacy
  • Exceptional sunset views
  • Custom-designed remote control security gate
  • 35 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • 49 minutes to Bay Bridge
  • 7 minutes to Sonoma Plaza
  • 18 minutes to Napa

 

Buildings

  • Two principal structures, with approx. 4,450 sf of living space
  • Main residence [approx. 2,730 sf] is a restored antique post-and-beam timber-frame barn constructed of hand-hewn oak and hemlock
  • Originally built in 1840 near Princeton, NJ, and transported to California’s Sonoma wine country 2006
  • Additional bedroom possible on approx. 2-acre residence parcel
  • Exteriors feature traditional board and batten siding
  • Main building painted in 2016, secondary building in 2014
  • Classic running horse weather vane
  • Four cupolas
  • Loewen doors and windows
  • 1,450 sf of covered porches
  • 1,100 sf brick patio
  • Well house with additional storage
  • 2-car covered carport

 

Interiors

  • All interior walls are finished in plaster
  • Radiant heat throughout, with six independently controlled zones

 

            Main house

  • Featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Pendleton catalogs
  • Expansive great room with approx. 23-foot vaulted ceiling, wide-plank reclaimed heart pine floors and stone hearth with wood-burning fireplace
  • 2 hand-hewn oak ceiling trestles span the adjoining dining room, which also features wide-plank reclaimed heart pine floors
  • Open kitchen and butler’s pantry feature high-end appliances and fixtures [Viking, Sub-Zero, Bosch, Kohler] stone countertops, 2 farm sinks, 2 dishwashers and extensive storage
  • Master suite with gas fireplace, sitting area, new wool carpeting, new custom closet, and master bathroom with soaking tub and enclosed subway-tiled shower
  • Den used by owner as guest room, with adjoining closet, and bathroom with large subway-tiled shower
  • Loft office or sitting room, with leather floor, overlooking the great room
  • Wide-tread circular staircase housed inside eight-foot-wide farm silo attached to main house
  • Laundry room with Whirlpool washer and gas dryer, extensive storage drawers and cabinets and linen closet
  • House fan

 

Utilities

  • Wi-fi throughout
  • Wired for cable/satellite TV
  • Large solar array – 35 ft x 10 ft
  • Natural gas/PG&E (no propane)
  • Gas boiler for radiant heat and domestic hot water, new in 2014
  • Exceptional insulation [structural insulated panels] minimizes energy footprint and maintains cool interior temperature even on the hottest days
  • Well, with 95 GPM and excellent water quality
  • Reverse osmosis and UV water filtration, new in 2014
  • Water softening system
  • Septic on two-acre parcel rated for three bedrooms, with two “official” bedrooms now in use and den used as guest room; third “official” bedroom could be added

 

Parking

  • Carport with two spaces
  • On-site parking for 10+ cars

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Originally built in 1840 of hand-hewn oak and hemlock, the barn has been completely restored and transformed into a warm welcoming home.

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