Home of the Week: Contemporary masterpiece in Sonoma County

“Breathtaking” is often overused, but here the term is quite appropriate. Working from the footprint of the original 1979 residence, 1400 Lawndale Road has been exquisitely redesigned and rebuilt with the discerning modern homeowner in mind.

From hickory-pecan wide plank flooring and three woodstoves to the security system and heated bathroom floors, no detail has been spared. Sitting on 8.5 acres with incredible views from its expansive, soaring windows, this home has a special connection to nature.

An open-air atrium welcomes visitors inside this stunning, light-filled home. The living and entertaining spaces are located on one side, while three bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors open to Ipe decks offering access to the natural world from each room.

The large chef’s kitchen enjoys unobstructed views. Featuring Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances, composite countertops, island with seating, multiple workstations, and generous cabinetry, this kitchen was thoughtfully designed for the passionate cook.The stunning Western Red Cedar vaulted ceilings are airy, natural and warm.

The formal dining area includes a Jotul wood-burning stove, windows (and more windows), and french doors to a deck, while the living area has its own wood stove, along with a built-in cherry wood entertainment niche with a Sonos sound system, wet bar, wine vault and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Step outside to a large Ipe wood deck, surrounded by tasteful landscaping. Here you can lounge or dine, surrounded by nature and views. Flush with the wraparound decking of the master suite is a Roberts Wooden hot tub. Just steps away from the kitchen and dining deck is the beautifully designed heated inground pool.   

Tucked into the hillside, away from the main house, a studio guest house features a curved wall of windows, a living green roof, and full kitchen and bath. Your guests will love the views, available from all angles.

1400 Lawndale Road is a special home located in Kenwood, in the upper part of the Sonoma Valley. With its airy spaces, incredible views, multiple decks, heated pool, hot tub, and guest house, this Wine Country home and estate is an architectural masterpiece and a tranquil retreat. Offered at $4,695,000 by Carol Lexa and Jim Fisher of Compass.

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