Real Estate Report: Watch the Grapes Grow in Sonoma, $3.2M


There’s something to be said for watching the grapes grow from your infinity pool.


The Basics: A three-bedroom, five-bath house near downtown Sonoma, with an infinity pool overlooking the agrarian scene in Lovall Valley and priced at $3.2M.

Not So Basic: The work of architect Conrad Suarez and interior designer Ron Mann, it’s a luxurious and over-the-top collision of finishes  and materials. Mann, a favorite of certain now-retired shelter magazine editrix, has long been known for his troweled surfaces, timber furniture, ethnic art and improbable pillows. This house is no exception.  It’s got good bones, but the listing is silent on whether the furniture is included, much of it oversized an out-scaled and designed in collaboration with Louise Mann. Below, the open kitchen and dining area, when your basic breakfast bar just won’t cut it:

Above, a luxurious bedroom, and the double colonnade across the front of the house, facing the pool and valley, below, with a great pivoting panel of glass for a door:

The house is set into the hillside above its own small vineyard planted with Cabernet Sauvignon- you’re no one in Sonoma if you don’t have your own label- and it’s got that Italian village thing going on without actually having to be Tuscan.

The property was recently re-listed at $3.2M; it had been offered $3.6M in 2010. Many more pictures at the realtor’s site plus links to the designers, below:

Conrad Suarez/Blue Design

Ron Mann Design

Listing: 3969 Lovall Valley Road, Sonoma  [Martin & Sebastiani] plus more at Redfin


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