Mid-century house in California wine nation on the market: 15 acres

A beautiful mid-century modern home in California’s wine country, tucked away in solitude on 15 acres of forest land, is on the market for the first time in nearly six decades for $2.2 million.

Built in 1964, the updated home at 3500 Matanzas Creek Lane, Santa Rosa, still has its original slate floors, soaring windows with mitered edges, stunning redwood paneling and built-in cabinetry. Spanning 3,315 square feet with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the Sonoma County residence was designed by architect Paul Hamilton, who designed the nearby winery Matanzas Creek, said Compass listing agent Tammra Borrall.

“It is rare to find a property that has not sold in more than half a century,” she said in a statement. “It is also rare to find a beautiful mid-century home that retains the original features that are hallmarks of the era. So many times they have been updated and lose their authenticity.”

The property sprawls across acres of mature oaks and other trees. The retreat has fenced garden areas, a meadow, pond, solar power and a second entrance for a barn or outbuilding.

The compound is built with two separate wings for multi-generation living.

“From the sleek lines to the large panes of glass with mitered corners, every element of this home exudes a sense of authenticity,” the official property listing says.

Other interior highlights are radiant heat flooring and expansive windows looking onto the property’s natural setting.

The Sonoma County retreat sits on 15 acres. It’s authentic midcentury modern style.
The Sonoma County retreat sits on 15 acres. It’s genuine midcentury trendy type. Brian Mcloud

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He’s a graduate of San Diego State College and longtime journalist who has labored for newspapers as a reporter, editor, web page designer and digital content material producer.

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