Doing good while you’re doing well.
Wealth, whether newly achieved or a family legacy, carries opportunities that aren’t available to everyone. Choosing whether to endow a favored school, subsidize an opera production, or make donations to favored charities are all legitimate choices for those who can afford to be generous. Many people concerned with the environment have chosen to use their wealth to work with groups like the Sonoma Land Trust or Marin’s Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) to preserve our natural landscapes and habitats.
If you are in a position to “do good”, I’d like to present a tax-saving opportunity that would let you enjoy one of the most spectacular wine country properties I have experienced while contributing to the biological and ecological heritage of Sonoma County.
Millstone Valley Ranch is a 53 acre property near Healdsburg that features one of the best salmon streams in the Russian River watershed.
The property website includes pictures of many of the waterfalls along the 3,000 feet of Mill Creek frontage on the property. In addition to this world class stream, the land includes majestic redwoods, a historic mill, and an artisan-built post and beam residence with construction detailing, materials and quality that must be seen to be appreciated.
Living at Millstone Valley Ranch is its own reward. From the tranquility of the house to hikes in the woods to the thundering roar of the waterfall during the winter months, the property is a special retreat from urban living. The ability to help preserve the important biological aspects of this property is a bonus.
The purchaser of this Felta Road property has many conservation options ranging from donation of the creek area outright to donation of a conservation easement that preserves the creek but keeps ownership in your hands. You would need to work with your tax advisor to develop a strategy that works for your particular situation, but there is no question that this is an important and ecologically valuable property that is important to preserve. Contact Dave Roberts at Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty or call 707-433-6555 to arrange a visit to this special property.