A midcentury home is a bit of a surprise find in the rural Sobre Vista area of Sonoma. But a property built in 1953 at 1290 Sobre Vista Road sits handsomely on four acres that overlook the Mayacamas Mountains, rolling hills and a barn. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home is currently listed for $3,395,000.
The home’s architecture is similar in style to the Eichler and Alliance homes that you would typically find next to similar homes in more densely populated areas in Marin and San Mateo counties. Flat or low slope roofs, cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows are signature design elements of this midcentury style.
A bonsai tree, viewable from the home’s living room window, is a common landscaping characteristic in these homes, says realtor Carol Sebastiani. In fact, it was midcentury homes like this one that pioneered the seamless indoor/outdoor aesthetic that is so popular today.
The home’s interior is impeccable; the previous owners have taken good care of the home over the years. All-white walls and exteriors, wood floors and reflective mosaic tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms lend a feeling of brightness and crispness while bright colors add an element of playfulness — design highlights include a banana yellow dining set and sofa, a bubble-gum pink bedroom accent wall and electric blue upholstery.
Outdoors, an adjacent pool house overlooks a salt water pool and an above-ground hot tub. Mature Japanese maples and other trees complement the home and make it blend into the surrounding landscape.
For more information about the property at 1290 Sobre Vista Road, contact Carol Sebastiani, with Sotheby’s International, 415-290-3123, carolsebastiani.com