Designed to resemble an Italian hillside village, the 13,000 square foot “Terra Rosa” compound was built on seven acres overlooking the Petaluma Golf Club and finished with limestone floor pavers harvested from a French monastery while a modern Kevlar reinforced door keeps anyone and everything inside the wine cellar safe and secure.
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While not listed on the MLS, the property is on the market for $9,900,000 and plugged-in people can take a peek inside and around the village:



∙ Listing: Terra Rosa, Petaluma – $9,900,000 [terrarosasonoma.com]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by BobN

    Floors polished by the shuffling footsteps of monks and roof tiles formed over the thighs of long-dead Italian craftsmen, oh my… Is it getting warm in here?

  2. Posted by soccermom

    Great work here by the listing agent. Producing this kind of video is something every single person selling seven figure real estate ought to be doing.
    The drone flight wouldn’t be appropriate for most SF homes, but the careful camera work does such a better job of showing the space than a bunch of still photos.
    Making quality videos is getting less and less expensive and what a great way for an agent to build his/her brand. Such a better way to show off a listing and spend marketing dollars than some glossy ‘Luxury Real Estate’ magazine.
    Looks like a great house for the right person. Good luck to all.

  3. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    What’s with the kevlar reinforced safe rooms in wine country? Robin William’s Napa estate had a similar feature. Is wine country really that dangerous? “Hand over your vintage Chateauneuf du Pape or we start shattering roof tiles!”
    Somehow the need to have a safe room would make me feel less safe.

  4. Posted by Joshua

    It helps that Donald was a former television anchor.
    Cool property.

  5. Posted by Gordon

    I agree with Soccermom that this is an excellent video. For some reason this site and the listing site specify Vimeo’s “disable full screen” embed option, but you can watch it on full screen from https://vimeo.com/87148536

  6. Posted by sf

    Petaluma smells like cow dung.

  7. Posted by Michael

    I could imagine spending my weekends here. Pied a Terra Rosa?

  8. Posted by Zefabes

    Love the additional costs:
    • Water Bill – avg $4000 per month
    • Satellite Monitoring of Irrigation – $1000 per year
    • Landscaping – $3000-$4000 per month
    • PGE – $1000 per month
    • Insurance – minimal because of a $100,000 deductible
    That is about $10K per month…

  9. Posted by asiago

    precious… can it get any faker?

  10. Posted by lol

    Fun fact: I grew up 2 miles from a 14th or 15th century cloister that got its most prized architectural piece ripped out in the 1920s: the arcades.
    The local story was that the monks needed the money and they took whatever US dollars were offered. There’s a bland wall in its place now.
    I went to visit them at the Cloisters museum in NY one day. There was nothing really special about it, at least from a guy who’s seen these in every small town.
    I think it’s kind of sad that you’d rip out authentic art simply because you want authenticity. Authenticity cannot be bought.

  11. Posted by EH

    What’s with the kevlar reinforced safe rooms in wine country?
    Read the news?
    “The politically connected millionaire who was shot in the head by a masked gunman still on the loose returned to his Long Island castle Tuesday, saying he’s “a very lucky man.”
    Gary Melius, 69, was released from North Shore University Hospital just eight days after he was ambushed at Oheka Castle by someone apparently out to kill him.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/gary-melius-back-oheka-castle-shooting-article-1.1710709

  12. Posted by ann

    What about the staff? How many people do you need to be able to live in a place this size? And where do they live? On the premises or do they work in shifts? I can’t imagine living in a house this size without lots of help to tend to my daily needs and wants and the needs of maintaining the household.

  13. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    EH – All that news story tells us is that sometimes rich people are targeted by violence. More commonly poor and middle class people are the targets.
    Maybe the prevalence of mega mansion safe rooms is a sign that the 0.1% are fortifying themselves against future class warfare. Is Red Rock Island is still for sale? That would make an awesome natural fortress.

  14. Posted by EH

    You think lower/middle class wouldn’t like protection against violence? But I imagine these rooms are more often for peace of mind than actual home invasions.

  15. Posted by Rocco

    When did Petaluma become “Wine Country?” I always thought it was “Cow Country.”
    Roof tiles formed on the thighs of long-dead Italian craftsmen? Realtors will say anything.

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