One-of-a-kind Sonoma property is a model of eco-friendly living

A modern build - check. Beautifully appointed indoor-outdoor-living spaces - check. Fire safety features, cutting-edge technologies, and eco-friendly additions - check, check, and check.

Georgie Mihaila
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A newly listed property in Sonoma, CA is turning heads with its blend of eco-conscious features, luxurious amenities, and standout interiors.

Crafted by San Francisco-based Sutro Architects, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home is a true embodiment of sustainable living, boasting cutting-edge technologies without compromising on design or comfort.

At the heart of this sustainable sanctuary lies a robust solar power system, harnessing the golden rays of the Californian sun to power the estate.

But that’s just the beginning. Complementing the solar power is a state-of-the-art Tesla battery system, ensuring that every watt of energy is stored and utilized with utmost efficiency, as well as a high-yield well, and an innovative water recycling system.

By the numbers

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Listed for $8,850,000 with Blakely Hull of Avenue 8, the 2022-built house spans 4,534 square feet and has 4 bedrooms, and 4.5 baths.

Inside, the floor plan combines intimacy with grandeur, offering private spaces like a 3-bedroom Northern wing with a media/game room as well as communal, open floor spaces for family members and friends to connect and entertain.

Location and design

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Nestled on a generous 4-acre lot set just a few minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, this eco-friendly abode was designed by the acclaimed Sutro Architects, the San Francisco-based architecture team led by Stephen Sutro.

The house is strategically located out of the fire zone and set back from the street, offering both safety and privacy.

Comfort and privacy

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The property is divided into two wings for optimal comfort and privacy. The three-bedroom Northern wing includes a media/game room, while the Southern wing offers a primary suite with panoramic views, an office, and a gym.

Indoor-outdoor living

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The great room, a central feature of the home, opens through retractable patio doors to a 82-foot heated pool, spa, fire pit, and lush gardens. This seamless indoor-outdoor transition creates a perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment.

Amenities include a pickleball court

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For those with an active lifestyle, a regulation Pickleball court promises endless hours of friendly competition and fun.

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And more outdoor features

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Beyond the pickleball court, the property includes an electric gate for added security, a burgeoning orchard of fruit trees, and a custom pond, creating a serene and peaceful environment.

Sustainable technologies

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This home is equipped with advanced sustainable technologies, ensuring minimal utility costs and low insurance premiums. The robust solar power system, Tesla batteries, high-yield well, and innovative water recycling system work together to make this property a model of eco-friendly living.

Solar power and Tesla batteries

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The property features a robust solar power system paired with Tesla batteries, ensuring that the house can operate independently of the grid. This setup not only reduces electricity costs but also provides a reliable power source during outages, emphasizing the home’s commitment to sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Innovative water recycling system

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Another standout feature is the innovative water recycling system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the lush, expansive lawns and gardens. This system recycles greywater for irrigation, significantly reducing water consumption and supporting the property’s eco-friendly ethos.

Proximity to Sonoma Plaza

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This newly built home is ideally located just minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, the largest of its kind in all of California.

Known for its charming shops, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant community events, the plaza is the heart of Sonoma. Residents can enjoy the convenience of being close to this cultural hub while living in their serene, private property.

Listing details

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Price: $8,850,000

Listing Agent: Blakely Hull, Avenue 8

Location: 20600 Broadway Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded