Papa Murphy’s Founders’ Italian-Style Petaluma Estate Listed for $12.5 Million

The late pizza chain founders' home rests on 35 acres in west Petaluma and includes numerous entertainment amenities.

Papa Murphy’s founders, Terrence and Rose Collins, built a business in the 1990s that made house-baked, restaurant-quality pizzas accessible to millions via the company’s compact takeout stores.

The couple topped off their accomplishments by building an Italian-style family villa crowning a hilltop on 35 acres in west Petaluma. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom estate — named Terra Rosa in honor of the late owners — is currently listed for $12,500,000.

The grounds include bridges, water features and an olive grove. The terrace is dotted generously with shrubs and plants.

The 11,000-square-foot dwelling has stately stone walls and arched doorways. Limestone floors throughout were harvested from a French monastery.

In line with their foodie inclinations, the Collinses included a chef’s kitchen with a large island, an outdoor dining room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The grounds include bridges, water features, and an olive grove. (Peter Lyons)
The grounds include bridges, water features and an olive grove. (Peter Lyons)

Entertainment amenities include a pool, bocce ball court, billiard room and movie theater. Add to the dream home checklist private access to the fifth hole at the Petaluma Golf and Country Club, which borders the estate.

The primary suite has a gym, copper soaking tub, a spa-like bathroom and a seating area.

According to the estate’s co-listing agent, Nicole Marzo, the home housed friends and four generations of family in summer and on holidays. The property’s one-bedroom, one-bathroom casita no doubt helped accommodate their guests. 

The property includes five parcels, two of which are zoned for development. The remaining two are protected open space.

Co-listing agent Abe Matar says that “attempting to replicate such a marvel…would prove futile, given the scarcity of land of comparable size and in such a prime location.”

For more information about 11 Mount Rose Lane in Petaluma, contact listing agents Nicole Marzo, 707-217-1386, Compass Real Estate, and Abe Matar, 650-670-0890, Avenue 8 Inc.,