6335 MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCH ROAD
Stylish, Healdsburg Sanctuary
SOLD AT $4,495,000
From the moment you arrive at the modern and minimalist gate, there is a sense that this property is unlike any other – in the area or elsewhere. Meander down the tree-lined driveway – on foot, trusty steed or in vehicle, and you may feel as if you’ve been teleported – not that Healdsburg is typically a place anyone would want to flee from. Welcome to 6335 Mountain View Ranch Road.
The address alludes to one of the home’s most spectacular features – breathtaking, panoramic mountain views of Geyser Peak and St Helena – a rarity, even in these parts to encompass so much splendor within one incredible vista. The property’s idyllic location and elevation affords privacy and the ultimate valley viewing – a testament to the owners’ design pledge with esteemed architect, Howard Backen to showcase the lot’s sublime surrounds from almost every room and angle of this sprawling property.
Originally built in 1997, the main residence underwent an extensive redesign and rebuild across 2017 and 2018 to impart a modern aesthetic with all new everything – walls, insulation, paint, windows, and doors, including overhauling the front and rear patios with board form concrete retaining walls, steps and feature inset lighting.
Situated on a three-acre lot, the main home maximizes natural light and the region’s temperate weather to minimize artificial cooling or heating. Ample ‘Marvin Integrity’ windows and sliding doors invite the light and warmth to stream in, while luring you outside with views that will distract you from tasks inside. So much so, Sunset Magazine showcased the home in a Summer edition.
This LIA-zoned estate is brimming with possibilities across its multiple and separate living, recreational and storage facilities. The estate includes:
• two-bedroom, two-bathroom main home (2368 sq ft) with an attached two-car garage.
• separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house, measuring 917 sq ft, including a 224-sq ft loft and two-car garage with a separate driveway entrance off Mountain View Ranch Road.
• barn-inspired pool house, used as an office and gym with a kitchen, living and dining area, measuring 1088 sq ft with an additional 450-sq ft storage area.
• Separate and charming art studio measuring a diminutive 294 sq ft, but only by comparison to the Chinese fortune-inspired measurements of 888-sq ft stables with tack room.
• A separate 462-sq ft storage barn.
Elegance abounds as you enter the white-washed, aptly named ‘great room’ comprising living, dining and kitchen with soaring ceilings and earthy, warming textiles creating a cozy yet vast space. Stylish attention to detail can be evidenced in the use of premium materials and finishes throughout including Karndean classic oak vinyl wood flooring and Classtone neolith pulpis countertops, reflecting sophistication and a prevailing sense of peace and sanctuary. The living room mantle and covered patio feature stunning hand hewn timber, sourced from an historic family farm in Ohio, dating back to approximately 1870. The fireplace is one of only two types of wood burning fireplaces permitted for use in Sonoma County. The owners have done the hard yards for you – chopping and stacking your firewood for Winter 2020, so that you can sit back and stoke your EPA II-certified, high-efficiency Montecito Estate™ fireplace with non-catalytic combustion with 4 cu. ft. firebox and 30-inch log capacity.
The kitchen is an undeniable attraction, appealing to every tendency – wannabe celebrity chef, master baker, entertainer, wine and diner, devourer of all things. Featuring every thoughtful modern convenience, yet designed with style and passion, highlights include: a 48-inch Wolf range, plus under-island appliances including a secondary, two-drawer fridge and microwave, providing all-important proximity and space saving while cooking up a storm. The scullery is akin to a gourmet kitchen with full-sized fridge, additional sink and double dishwasher, separating potentially messy preparation space from refined dining experiences. Those who appreciate quality craftsmanship will delight in the inclusion of a magnificent, three-inch-thick vintage bakery ‘butcher’s block’ serving as the kitchen island countertop. The behemoth counter comfortably seats eight at true counter height, should those eight have their elbows up, or 16 snug and familiar guests.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from the kitchen counter, head to the patio deck, complete with heating lamps and enjoy the jaw-dropping valley vista from afar with infinity edge saltwater pool, surrounded by a natural stone deck in the distance. (Now might be the opportune time to enquire as to the location of the wood-lined wine cellar for a refill as you prepare to amble about the estate).
The master suite extension is a haven to retreat to with its expansive 10-feet wide bank of windows offering unsurpassed and mesmerizing views of St. Helena, Geyser Peak and Dry Creek Valley Vineyard. You’ll no doubt appreciate direct access to your private patio via French doors to savor morning coffees and sundowners. Better still – enjoy St Helena’s majesty by adjusting your remote-controlled Hunter Douglas roller shades from the comfort of your own bed! The expansive spa-like ensuite with premium custom cabinetry by RMS Design boasts a generous walk-in closet, pristine marble countertops, flooring and ample illuminated glass display shelving at both ends of the tub, which has been thoughtfully positioned beneath a picture window overlooking a grove of maple trees for ultimate soaking pleasure.
Now to the literal great and spectacular outdoors. This property boasts myriad private outdoor nooks for a sizeable gathering to privately relax and retreat to, should one need to ‘escape’ cohabitants. Award winning landscapers, Roche and Roche have established pure horticultural magic, including an elaborate Gardenworks’ irrigation system and gopher wire-protected lawn. Cohesive landscaping incorporates scenic vignettes with breezeways, various alfresco dining, and relaxing areas with pergolas dotted across the property. Countless privileged outlooks encompass the infinity-edge pool in the foreground and hypnotic valley views as far as the eyes can focus in the background – providing the ultimate canvas for any creative. The scope is so great, that some of the intended landscaping and interior designs are yet to be executed, and the owners are happy to share their approved plans with you, including a pre-approved Council permit to construct an additional standalone, four-bedroom building with another septic tank.
The healthy and abundant vegetable garden will halve your grocery bill and reduce the need to depart your delightful haven. Now bearing ‘fruit’, the plated and prepped garden is teeming with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, spinach, green beans, green and red peppers. Not one, but two functioning wells yield extremely clean water, and will provide you and your family with all the cleansing aqua you could need. The main well was bail-tested at 100 gallons per minute, and the secondary or back-up well runs during PGE outages, coupled with the new generator installed in 2019 for uninterrupted power. The property’s natural ground water is healthier and cleaner than any bottled or scheme water and the main residence includes a septic tank, permitted for four bedrooms with an overflow capability, as well as an entirely separate septic system for the cottage.
Speaking of the cottage, it can be utilized as a guest house, teen retreat or even as an additional income stream as a short-term vacay stay. Listed as a separate residence at adjoining lot, 6339 Mountain View Ranch Road, the cottage features its own entrance and independence for welcome short- to long-stay visitors, teens/multi-generational/in-laws or even paying guests.
Vehicles, steeds and farm equipment, large and smaller toys can all be accommodated in the two separate yet ample garages, two barn areas, stables and a horse paddock.
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 5,200 Sq Ft +/-
- .53 Acres
- 800 Sq Ft Granny Unit (separate entrance)
- Gourmet Kitchen w/ sub-zero refrigerator, Viking range & hood, granite counters & island breakfast bar
- Spacious master with breathtaking views of vineyards
- Sizeable fitness room
- Custom 30k gallon, salt water pool with 70′ lap lane & grotto
- Property features solar pool heat and PV solar system
- Incredible Entertainment Area w/ wet bar & temp-controlled wine storage