Gated entry to 3+ acre enclave with a historic provenance, modern amenities and an extraordinary setting, just outside the village of Glen Ellen. Feel worlds away amidst towering trees, landscaped gardens, tranquil grounds and meandering pathways. The heart of the property is an architecturally designed and rebuilt residence with an octagonal foyer/living room, great room kitchen and dining room with fireplace aside the pool. Generous 4,311+- square feet includes two offices, a music room, luxurious family/media room with fireplace and heated, screened-in porch. Each room offers a serene outlook to specimen plantings and the grounds.
High quality materials and craftsmanship throughout including a custom staircase, wood beamed ceilings, built-in cabinetry and shelving, wood and stone flooring, octagonal skylights, copper trim and more. The gorgeous kitchen has an open beam ceiling, large island with seating, top of the line appliances, butler’s pantry, climate-controlled wine room and floor to ceiling folding glass doors that open to the patio and pool. There are 3 bedroom wings and 3 full tile baths; all bedrooms have accesses to the outdoors. Extraordinary octagon master suite is accessed by a floating staircase. It features high ceilings, heated wood floors, a luxurious bath with freestanding jetted tub, custom closet with dressing area and private view balcony.
Enjoy a resort-like feel and entertain with ease around the large pool/spa and lawn area or descend the historic stone staircase to cool off at the year-round creek. A short distance away are a sleeping cabin, shop and two barns – one a large garage with half bath and an upstairs room for recreation or storage, the other currently used as a gym with half bath. Utilities include solar power with battery backup, public water and natural gas. Covered 2 car carport with charging station and storage. There is plenty of extra parking for recreational vehicles and guests.
This circa 1896 retreat was the site of the historic Wake Robin Lodge, owned by author Jack London’s agent. In 1903, London was writing “The Sea Wolf” and accepted an invitation to spend the summer here. It was this life-changing summer that cemented his love for the Valley of the Moon and his agent’s niece and future wife, Charmian. The Londons made their home at Wake Robin Lodge where an annex had been built for their use. The tree stump grove where London wrote and performed readings remain on the property today.
Own a piece of history and experience laid back living in wine country. Historic towns, restaurants, wineries, shops and recreational activities are just a stone’s throw away. About 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Features: Approx. 3.06± acres Approx. 4,311 sq. ft. residence 3bd/3ba Public water Septic Covered 2-car carport with charging station and storage Sleeping cabin (original structure) Garage barn with half bath and room above Gym barn with half bath and storage Outbuilding with ½ bath and solar equipment room
Outdoors: Expansive flagstone patios, lighted stone walls Mature, native trees and specimen plantings Lush landscape and lawn Quaint paths and sitting areas Creek Pond Jack London’s historic reading/writing stump grove Landscape night lighting Ample parking Gated entry, circular driveway
Pool Area: Pool with built-in spa, automatic cover, solar Changing room with arbored patio Expansive flagstone entertaining patio Heated, lighted covered arbor seating Folding glass doors for seamless indoor/outdoor living
Great Room Open beam ceilings with designer lighting Heated stone floor Custom fixtures Large island with quartz counters, prep sink, storage and ample seating 6-burner gas stove with hood Stone fireplace with wood mantle Pocket door to butler’s pantry and climate-controlled wine room Patio with pond
East Bedroom (currently a den) Custom shades Heated wood flooring High ceilings Banks of oversized windows Two sets of French doors to pool and grounds
Guest Bath 1 – tile throughout Single sink vanity Tile stall shower with skylight Custom lighting Heated wood flooring
Octagon Room (Living Room) Leaded glass front door entry Open beam ceiling detail Heated wood flooring Custom glass display cases Banks of windows with grounds outlooks Access to screened-in porch Skylight/chandelier lit designer staircase to master suite Custom lighting
Office 1 High open beam ceilings Access to private deck and the grounds Sliding door access to screened-in porch Built-ins Custom lighting Heated wood floor
Screened-in Porch Custom lighting Built-in ceiling heaters Ceiling fan Access to octagon room, office and grounds
West Bedroom Heated wood floors Vaulted ceiling
Guest Bath 2 -tile throughout Single sink vanity Tile stall shower with skylight Custom lighting Heated wood flooring
Two Laundry Rooms Cabinetry with folding counter Custom lighting Pure Wash Eco-Friendly laundry system
Music Room Wood ceiling design with oculus Built-ins Custom lighting Outlooks and access to grounds Heated wood flooring Large windows
Office 2 Built-ins Custom lighting View of the grounds Heated wood flooring
Family/Media Room High ceilings Custom lighting Heated wood flooring Custom alabaster fireplace Wall of glass folding doors access Expansive wood deck Access to grounds
Master Bedroom – 2nd floor High ceilings with wood detail Banks of windows all around Custom closet Heated wood flooring Large, private view balcony
Master Bath Dual sink vanity Skylight Custom lighting Water closet with frosted door Freestanding jetted tub Stall tile shower with bench and glass door
Other Details: Architect: Jim Rasko, Ireko Builder: Steve Ott Metal and composition roof Copper rain gutters, downspouts and flashing Solar system with battery back-up Sound system and speakers throughout Lutron lighting system Nest systems for remote control Zoned radiant heat and air conditioning Security system Full interior sprinkler system Easily accessible systems (furnace, audio visual) Multiple lighted storage areas Designer color palette indoors and out