8900 SummerHill Lane
In the heart of Sonoma County’s idyllic rolling terrain, this serene 40-acre retreat is a wine country oasis, sophisticated yet welcoming and both elegant and relaxed. It features a three-bedroom main residence with two versatile upper-level spaces, a seven-stall barn with an arena and a caretaker’s apartment, a guest tent perfect for “glamping,” a chicken coop, a sports court, 20 acres of pure pastureland, a creek, a pond, gardens, olive and fruit trees, a bocce court, an outdoor kitchen, and a refreshing swimming pool and hot tub. Views sweep all the way to Oakland, with Mt. Diablo, Sonoma Mountain, and the Valley of the Moon within their scope.
The home’s location, tucked into the flora in the hills of Sonoma County, allows for it to be “discovered” as it is approached. Olive, fruit, and fir trees; mature grasses; and lovely landscaping and gardens create a setting of lavish natural greenery, peaceful privacy, and a sense of being embraced by the surroundings. A private lane, verdant vineyards, and pastureland establish a desirable separation and seclusion from the nearest neighbors.
The ambience throughout the home recalls the European countryside, and the floor plan is versatile and fluid. The interiors are filled with eye-catching architectural details and finishes, from walnut floors, ornate tile, and plentiful use of stone and pine to custom steel-framed windows and French doors. No two rooms are alike, yet they are all unified in style.
The master suite includes an office with a gas fireplace, his and her closets, an outdoor sitting area with an enchanting view, and an impressive bath with a glass-enclosed shower, a soaking tub surrounded by windows, and beautiful flooring with inlaid decorative tile. Two guest bedrooms include distinctive en suite baths with striking tilework, antique mirrors, and limestone sinks. An open, inviting great room with vaulted 16-foot ceilings, expansive custom windows, and an oversized stone fireplace; a family or recreation room; an 800-bottle temperature- and humidity-controlled wine cellar; built-in speakers throughout; an arbored patio overlooking the pool; and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill make consummate California living and entertaining easy.
The property is a true equestrian haven. The seven-stall barn—which includes a fully appointed two-bedroom apartment on the upper level, an office, storage space, wash racks, and a tack room with washer and dryer—is accompanied by an arena with four run-in stalls, four turnouts, two loafing sheds, a hay shed, and numerous other useful outbuildings.
Stately trees create areas of cool, refreshing shade. Two wells provide water for the estate, which also includes efficient environmentally conscious solar panels. The property is zoned for agricultural use, allowing for livestock, if desired, and a delightful variety of wildlife calls the area home. Annadel State Park is nearby, and the property enjoys easy access to San Francisco via a variety of routes.