This beautiful home was constructed in the mid-1920’s when Sonoma was a sleepy agricultural community offering summer sunshine for San Franciscans wishing to escape the City’s cool summer weather. Constructed with period details of the time: Hardwood floors, plaster walls, coved ceilings, wide crown mold, arched entries, wood paned windows, spacious community rooms, a basement and a sunroom overlooking botanical gardens. Authentic stucco home is approximately 3,100 square feet and consists of 3+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, formal living and dining rooms, a fireplace, large banks of window and a 75-year concrete shingle roof with copper ridge cap.
The home is set upon a large parcel, approximately .4017 / approx. 17,500 square feet just east of the Sonoma Plaza. There is public water, sewer, natural gas/PG&E and an irrigation well for the grounds. Enchanting, established landscape creates the feel of an in-town farm with an eco-system of horticultural delight including vegetable and berry patches and incredible color with varieties of blooming flowers and vines; all organically grown. The grounds have a 98% water surface recharge and are graced with approximately 800 square feet of stone and brick patios and 600 feet of lineal paths. There is a detached 2-car garage with a shop/potting area.
Located on a sweet section of 3rd Street East, the lane has a country feel, a delightful surprise just a few blocks from the town Square. The lane consists of charming residences each with its own style and generous parcels providing residents privacy. The home is a half block from the historic Community Center with live production theatre and public classrooms. Sonoma’s vibrant, renowned downtown Plaza is just around the corner with multiple attractions such as the Plaza park, Barracks, Mission, Sonoma Valley Museum, Sebastiani Theatre. Numerous other shops and business include a variety of wine tasting and dining establishments, gourmet cooking, bookstores, live music and more.
3rd Street East is a rarely available legacy property. The parcel has split capability or can continue to be one of the Eastside’s larger in-town pieces. It serenely awaits the vision and hand of its next occupants.
Property Traditional style 1920’s home, stucco with wood shutters White picket fence front yard, lawn, flower gardens, fruit trees, ivy, palm tree Front porch with brick walled seating area Side driveway to rear garage, gated Vintage details throughout Original oak & Douglas fir floors Arched doorways Coved ceilings Vintage door handles Wood framed paned windows Wainscoting and beadboard walls 3+ bedrooms 2 baths Lot size: Approx. ½ acre Year Built: 1925 Basement & attic space
First Floor Entry Hall Oak floors Hall closet Arched entry to living room & kitchen
Living Room Bay window overlooking front yard Oak floors Built-in bookshelves Wood-burning fireplace insert Arched entry to dining room
Dining Area Coved ceiling Louvered doors to sunroom Oak floors Access to hallway
Sunroom Accessed from dining room and kitchen Wall of windows overlooking rear yard Access to side yard Access to bedroom
Kitchen Vintage tile Wood cabinetry Gas stove Breakfast nook with built-in bookshelves & telephone nook Vintage light fixtures Louvered doors to sunroom Access to basement & laundry room
Bedroom One Spacious room with windows on 2 walls Overlooks lush front yard High ceilings, detailed molding Oak floors Deep, cedar-lined closet with storage
Bedroom Two Ample size Oak floors Paned windows on south wall Built-in bookshelves Cedar-lined closet Accesses sunroom
Hall Bathroom Vintage medicine cabinet Tile shower Arched frame around tub
Second Floor Bonus/hobby room at top of stairs with closet and shelving Connects to multi-use open area with angled ceilings, large dormer window, closet and partitioned spaces Separate office with access to attic storage
Bedroom Three Spacious with angled ceilings Lots of light from eastern window Louvered double-door closet
Bathroom Double sink vanity Shower Sunny window
Rear Yard 2-car garage with additional storage/tool shed Brick and stone patios, accessed from sunroom, laundry room Walkways surround a large Incense Cedar tree and center garden Variety of mature trees – Cork Oak, Japanese Maple, etc. Bamboo border on southern property line Numerous garden areas with diverse plantings, shrubs and flowers Vegetable garden Chicken coop