If you’re going to live in wine country, you want a property that celebrates the natural beauty of the landscape around you: rolling hills, sun-drenched countrysides, and of course the picturesque rows of the vineyards themselves. Whether it’s through scenic outdoor dining areas or thoughtfully designed windows that provide arresting views, these five properties seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living.
938 Country Club Ln., Sonoma, $5,495,000
Frogmore is a 15-acre vineyard estate located in the valley of the Sonoma and Mayacamas Mountains. This four-bedroom property was custom-built in 2005 and offers many notable details, such as 16-foot ceilings in the great room, and Venetian plaster walls in the family room. Outdoor features include a pool, 30-foot-long wall fountain, and views of oak trees, vineyards, and mountains. The gated grounds are lush with jasmine, clematis vines, rose gardens, and a landscaped pond.
418 St. Andrews Dr., Napa, $4,100,000
The Tuscan-style five-bedroom property is an amalgam of indoor and outdoor living. The multi-level outdoor design offers views for miles. A poolside lounge area has a stone fireplace and a private nook for relaxing. A secret garden path creates a sense of wonder. Inside, there’s a theater, pool table, bar, and wine cellar. Huge windows in the kitchen and all the bedrooms mean the landscape can be enjoyed from almost every room. Silverado Golf Resort and Spa is just a few minutes drive away.
18595 Lomita Ave., Sonoma, $8,900,000
Located in a private valley of more than 40 acres, this five-bedroom property enjoys views of the Sonoma Mountains through generous windows and thoughtful outdoor features. The gated estate was completed in 2004. The garden includes a greenhouse, olive and fruit trees, and a five-acre, professionally-managed Cabernet vineyard. A courtyard provides the ideal blend of indoor-outdoor living, with a wine cellar, outdoor kitchen, and a pool deck with great views. A cabana and outdoor spa with hot tub and open-air shower create a resort-like refuge.
20322 Mabry Ln., Sonoma, $4,850,000
Bordered by vineyards, this Sonoma property enjoys views of the hills. The six-bedroom compound is full of natural light that streams in through the picture windows. A generous poolside area includes built-in grill and bar, firepit, grassy play area, covered patio and a cabana. With more than 100 olive trees and 3.5 acres of professionally-managed vines, this is true wine-country living.
Harvest Homes at Montage Healdsburg, 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, starts at $5,250,000
Rich with mountain and valley views, the Harvest Homes at Montage Residences Healdsburg emphasize privacy and luxury in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country. Each residence offers four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and over 4,500 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space. The fully-furnished properties have open floor plans and contemporary style that takes cues from the colors and textures of the landscape. Generous outdoor terraces include fire pits, lounge areas and plunge pools.
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Stephanie Fallon writes about art, visual culture, design, motherhood, work, and sometimes wine. She has spent the last five years working in art museum education where she specialized in interpretation and public programming. When she’s not glued to her laptop she is either chasing her toddler or creating digital drawings of scenes she remembers from chasing her toddler.