1750 Moon Mountain Road, Sonoma
1750 Moon Mountain Road
Ideal Wine Country Retreat
Offered for $5,675,000
- Total # of Rooms: 11
- Year Built: 1940
- Land: 148.75 acres (approx.)
Moon Mountain Estate is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have everything you’re looking for in an ideal wine country retreat. Its approximately 148 contiguous acres have been thoughtfully cared for and protected since 1926, a rarity that ensures that the lands remain unspoiled. At 1,000 feet above the valley floor the estate is above the fog line and gifted with blue skies, warm days and cool, starry nights; the same climate that produces the finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, such as those grown at neighboring Monte Rosso vineyard, founded by legendary winemaker, Louis M. Martini in 1938.
A paved country lane winds leisurely up the mountain to the property. As you reach the highest vineyards, around 1,000 feet, you pass through the stalwart rows of vines of the revered Monte Rosso vineyards, as though you’re being welcomed by a receiving line. Several blocks of gnarled, old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, planted as early as 1890—before America had electricity—are still bearing fruit in the Monte Rosso vineyards.
Approaching Moon Mountain Estate is a visually stunning experience. The main house, positioned against the eastern Mayacamas Mountains, overlooks deep green canyons and forested hills in the distance. Carefree birds lazily float below on the gentle updrafts and the blue sky stretches from horizon to horizon. The seclusion allows you to hear nature in subtle ways—the quiet rustle of the leaves on the tall trees, the chattering of a squirrel as it discovers an acorn or the myriad tunes of the songbirds as they tend their nests.
Moon Mountain Estate lands have welcomed generations of notable San Francisco and Sonoma families that made this their getaway destination to escape the fog and cold of the City. The same conditions that drew them are still true today. The Estate represents an island of calm and a place to shake off the fast-paced city life, luxuriating in the simple joys of nature. Be sure to take a short hike to one of the rejuvenating waterfalls and tranquil springs that originate on the property.
Move right in to the turnkey six-bedroom, five-bath main house, a Craftsman-style design, perfectly oriented to embrace the temperate conditions and the awesome views—or decide to create your own personal architectural vision. The home takes full advantage of the vistas with its deep wraparound porch and overhang.
An open floor plan for the public rooms invites everyone to share time preparing meals together and various areas offer indoor or al fresco dining. An outdoor grilling area is a great way to indulge in the mild and sunny climate with casual, easy to prepare meals. The picnic patio with its rustic furniture can accommodate large parties and the circular stone fire pit offers a cozy gathering spot when the sun goes down.
To exercise more than the imagination, the bottom floor of the main house is outfitted with a table tennis setup, a gaming center and other entertainment. With its comfortable leather couches and painted concrete floor, this area can be used for many activities. Next to its entrance is a full bathroom with shower and an outdoor shower for those coming from the pool.
One floor up is what’s referred to as the “Sunset Suite,” with eight picture windows that look west to the Mayacamas Mountains and the spectacular sunsets that end the day. This private and self-contained section includes a kitchen with stove, microwave and under-counter refrigerator. Double doors lead to an intimate deck and stairs provide a private entrance from the front driveway.
Filled with its own fascinating history, Moon Mountain Estate has provided an unforgettable setting for generations. Now it’s your turn to make this fabled location your own.