Winery Family’s Sonoma Home Listed for Record $15 Million. Here’s a Peek Inside

The 11,892-square-foot, four-bedroom, 10-bathroom “Fleur de Lys Estate” is the home of Don and Nancy Sebastiani.

The prices in a recently record-breaking Wine Country real estate market may have reached a new peak. An iconic home west of Sonoma has been listed for $15 million. If it sells at asking price, it will be the most expensive home sale on record in the city of Sonoma.

The 11,892-square-foot “Fleur de Lys Estate” is the home of Don and Nancy Sebastiani whose family has deep roots in Sonoma. Don’s grandfather, Samuele, founded Sebastiani Vineyards in 1904, just eight years after immigrating from Italy. (After overseeing the winery for several generations, the Sebastiani family sold it in 2008.) 

The four-bedroom, 10-bathroom home, which is down the road from the historic Sebastiani Winery, was built in 2012 in a grand, old-world style with balustrades, arched coffered ceilings and lots of highly variegated marbles. The classic look blends well with a few modern elements: clean lines, rustic stained wood trims and many contemporary if not whimsical lighting fixtures.  

Show-stopping design elements on the home’s main level include 13th-century Fleur de Lis cabochons in the entryway and rare Breccia Medicea marble in the kitchen, with a red-purplish veining that contrasts with black and white checkerboard floor tiles. A two-story library wall is a dramatic backdrop for the living room, which is decorated with traditional furniture and textiles, as well as modern “ghost” coffee tables. On this floor is also a game and media room, two powder rooms, a guest bedroom with en suite bath, a den with a fireplace and en suite full bath. 

On the second level, there are three additional bedrooms, with mountain and vineyard views. The main bedroom has two en suite bathrooms and there is also a small gym on this level. The basement houses a tasting room, office and a partial kitchen.

The home’s 4.5 acres of grounds feature manicured lawns, ornamental hedges, historic oak trees and winding stone paths. A large pool and terrace are framed by lush plantings.

Click through the above gallery for a peek inside the home, located at 175 Fourth St. E. in Sonoma.

For more information about this property, contact listing agent Carol Sebastiani, 415-290-3123, or Kristie Eddy, 949-577-1717,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage, 793 Broadway, Sonoma,,