Healdsburg real estate showcases many million dollar estates on vineyards and abundant acreage outside of town. I’m happy to present an alternative to those high-priced properties. This listing is inside the city limits with million dollar views and access to hundreds of acres of open space right outside the back door. Think of it as the affordable alternative in the wine country.
People buying property in Healdsburg include retirees, families with children, week-enders from San Francisco and Sacramento, and second home buyers from all over the United States. It’s nice to be both a destination town and a great place to live full time, but it makes it a little more confusing for marketing the home. If I had to rank the amenities this house offers in terms of the ideal buyer, I would have to put families first. That’s because of the relatively easy access to schools in the area. The high school is only a few blocks away and the junior high and elementary schools are still within a normal walking distance. This house might be a great fit for a physician who wants to work at the Healdsburg hospital which is just a few blocks away.
Broadening the vision of who would fit perfectly in this home, I would also say that fit seniors dedicated to an active lifestyle would be at home here. There are stairs from the garage and laundry room level to the main living area, but the house is primarily a single level for all the bedrooms, the great room, kitchen etc. Decks and a big patio area are all available at the same elevation. For serious walkers, the back yard opens directly on hundreds of acres of public open space for walking apart from the noise and aggravation of public streets.
Architecturally, the house is conventional on the outside, but open and modern feeling inside. The sellers have opened the floor plan to include a great room floored in oak that is warm and inviting. There is a new deck just off the kitchen that is great for a morning cup of coffee in the privacy provided by trees (including your own redwood) between the street and the house. The entire back of the house is equally private and is divided between a deck and a patio area. There’s plenty of room for a hot tub.
The side yard is where the big lot starts to come into play. Behind the new kitchen deck is a small greenhouse that’s great for starting new plants or growing your favorite sub-tropicals. Past the greenhouse are three terraces, currently fallow, that are designed for flowers or vegetables. Moving farther into the property, there’s a set of hillside stairs starting just past the terraces and in front of a storage shed. The hillside steps lead to the open, fenced back yard where dogs are able to roam. It’s a hillside back yard, so throwing a ball isn’t the kind of recreation you would likely engage in, but most dogs can entertain themselves. If you’d prefer cultivating trees to dogs, your private space on the big lot would be suitable for extensive landscaping. Drought tolerant, of course. Water is expensive.
I’m holding this house open Sunday October 3 from noon to 4 if you are interested in seeing an affordable alternative to million dollar vineyard estates. If you’d rather see the million dollar estates, I’ve got one of those I’d love to show you as well.