Petaluma Country Retreat
6740 Petersen Rd.

$1,700,000· Country Homes (ACTIVE)

Take a little ride into West Petaluma, home to both cattle ranches and city commuters; the hottest new wine country town in Northern California. Country living, with horses, chickens, vineyards and beautiful gardens contrast with the chic downtown with gourmet eateries, beer & wine purveyors and hometown charm. ‘Downtown’ is a few blocks long and the center of activity for all who live near. All this is less than an hour from San Francisco so you really can have it all!

As you turn onto the private lane and cross a bridge over a little creek, you’ll head up a gentle rise, passing through grassy green pastures to get to the home. Turn around and the views will astound you. Sonoma Mountain, Mt. St. Helena and even the Geysers can be seen here. This house was perfectly sited on this parcel- you have these uninterrupted views and total privacy yet it’s set a few hundred yards down from the top of the hill to protect you from the wind. Absolute perfection!

The gardens which grace the entry are a mixture of raised beds, fruit trees and flowers. Beautiful and practical all at once! Enjoy citrus, apples, peaches, figs and walnuts for your table, just to name a few. The home’s entrance is inside a pretty courtyard with a large patio, perfect for a barbecue or glass of wine at the end of the day.

This home was built by a builder for his family and there are many things about it that give this away. From the quality of the construction to the smart use of space and orientation of the home, you can tell this was thoughtfully planned by a skilled expert. Single level living with two wings to give privacy is the perfect floor plan and capitalizes on the views by bringing them into every room. The master suite is next to a third bedroom or office and on the opposite side of the house from the second bedroom suite, which also has a separate entrance. Lovely kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a chef’s gas range (manufacturer?)  is the heart of a wonderful open floorplan.

Lots of great details on this home, from the coffered living room ceiling to the sweet porches which lure you out. Built in bookshelves give space for all your collections and a newly installed gas fire adds warmth and ambience to the spacious living area. The master suite is a true retreat- super spacious with a great view, huge walk in closet and fabulous bathroom. You literally have a tub with a view here, as well as a separate shower.

Outside, you’ll appreciate the 3 car garage, chicken coop and storage sheds- all to make your life tidy, fun and easy. Underground utilities give it all a touch of class and insure you’ll have full enjoyment of the land without power lines.

This parcel would be ideal for grapes[1]– it’s located within the newly anointed Petaluma Gap appellation, so probably ideal for growing Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. You’ll have plenty of water, with a highly productive private well, so irrigation is no problem.

Alternatively, there is plenty of space to build a barn and arena if you have a horse habit and want to streamline life and have your ponies on your own land. Petaluma is home to some of the most revered equestrians and trainers in California and is near the Sonoma Horse Park, which is a large show center for competitions.

  • 8 +/- acres
  • 2950 +/- sq. ft. single level home
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths
  • 3 car garage
  • Gardens
  • Diverse Ag zoning
  • Possible second unit

[1] Buyers to verify that property is suited for their specific purpose. Soil has not been tested for grapes.

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