May 9, 2013

A Modern Wine Country Compound (And Million Dollar Price Cut)

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Sitting on 18 acres overlooking the Sonoma Valley, about an hour north of San Francisco, the modern "Valle Vista" compound was designed by Harvey and Conrad Sanchez in collaboration with interior designer Ron Mann and constructed in 2008.

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Valle%20Vista%20Kitchen.jpg

In addition to the 5,111 square foot main house with three bedrooms, the compound includes a separate guest house and a 3,000 square foot auto barn/fitness center:

Valle%20Vista%20Auto%20Barn.jpg

And yes, there's a rather legitimate wine cave as well.

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Having been on the market since 2010 when first listed for $12 million and seeking $9.9 million ever since, the Valle Vista compound has just been listed anew for $8,900,000.

∙ Listing: "Valle Vista" (3866 Lovall Valley, Sonoma) - $8,900,000 [vallevistasonoma.com]

First Published: May 9, 2013 12:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Posted by: emanon at May 9, 2013 12:43 PM

I like the house, although it's not what I would build in that setting.

I know I wouldn't be buying the furniture, but the staging actually hinders rather than helps. Doesn't really suit the house, and is a bit of a mishmash.

Posted by: wc1 at May 9, 2013 1:35 PM

I can't tell you how many places like this I've declined to put offers on because their wine caves were not legitimate.

Posted by: formidable doer of the nasty at May 9, 2013 2:13 PM

A legitimate wine cave? As in deep into the earth? Finally! So sick of seeing "wine cellars" on penthouse floors.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at May 9, 2013 2:38 PM

Is that a...banana on the wall in the kitchen?

Posted by: jack at May 9, 2013 2:45 PM

Clean house and outfit with all modern furniture and this place could be sexy. Spectacular patio, pool and views.

Posted by: Michael at May 9, 2013 4:10 PM

Is this place seismically retrofitted? :)

@emanon, the Flintstones was the first thing I thought of when i saw these pics. I read your comment and laughed out loud.

Posted by: eddy at May 9, 2013 5:04 PM

Jack - I was thinking English cucumber of zucchini.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at May 9, 2013 5:26 PM

Wow, quad copter drone camera for the promo video. Cool.

The main house is only suitable for a Bond villain. I mean -- it includes a cave, even. The guest house is where I'd spend my time. If I was rich enough to be stupid, I'd buy it and knock down the main house, leaving only the guest house. Perhaps I'd save the English cucumber / zucchini / banana tho.

I predict yet another price drop.

Posted by: Kurt Brown at May 9, 2013 7:06 PM

uhhhhhhmazing.

Posted by: sf at May 9, 2013 9:24 PM

Is it impolite to say that seeing all that furniture gives me a woodie?

Posted by: Dan Clark at May 9, 2013 9:54 PM

@Kurt, you could be in luck. Would you be willing to live in the Car Barn/Gym? It looks as that's on the other side of a property line, so you could buy, split, and flip the house, then brag about it here!

Posted by: Dan Clark at May 9, 2013 11:53 PM

From Ron Mann Design, better pics
http://www.ronmanndesign.com/hh_project01.html

Posted by: Rocco at May 9, 2013 11:54 PM

I thought Tony Stark's joint was down in Malibu.

Posted by: The Chief (tm) at May 12, 2013 5:18 PM

Jack, that kitchen is just happy to see you.

Posted by: E. at May 12, 2013 6:59 PM

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