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.