Real Estate Report: Urban Farmhouse Goes Begging in Healdsburg



In the heart of Sonoma County wine country, this house has been on and off the market for almost a year- and the asking price has dropped by $555K.

The Basics: A four bedroom, four bath house in downtown Healdsburg, finished in early 2010. One of the bedrooms and bath converts to a rental or office unit. According to Redfin, the owners originally asked for $1.85M this past January and have dropped gradually to $1.295M. Ouch.

Not So Basic: What’s not to love here? The design, by architect Greta Englebart, is classic farmhouse-meets-loft, with simple detailing and all the conveniences: instant hot water heaters, top appliances in a finely detailed kitchen, two AC systems, and- drum roll, please– an elevator shaft. 

There’s no elevator installed yet, but clearly someone was planning ahead. The floors downstairs are finished concrete with radiant heating; upstairs, wood floors of recycled fir. According to the listing, the lot’s big enough for a lap pool or raised beds for vegetables, but with this house just a short walk to the famed  Healdsburg farmer’s market, we say bring on the pool.

Listing: 322 East Street, Healdsburg  [Your Home in Wine Country]