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This Radiant Single-Family for Sale in California Has a Kaleidoscopic Living Room

published Apr 14, 2022
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Credit: Ned Bonzi for Sotheby’s International Realty

The details

  • Address: 3 Highland Drive, Ukiah, CA
  • Price: $789,500
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
Credit: Ned Bonzi for Sotheby’s International Realty

Why we have a crush on this property

Two hours north of San Francisco, this four-bedroom home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac, perched on a hill just slightly enough that you can catch some valley vistas from the upper deck. It would be easy for the building to blend into its tree-filled surroundings, but I love it because it doesn’t: The angled exterior is painted an ultramarine blue topped off with a bright turquoise front door that stands out from the home’s setting without clashing. At night, the lights inside glow golden through the windows, making for an even more striking contrast. 

Credit: Ned Bonzi for Sotheby’s International Realty

Inside, a balance of tile and wood floors, skylights, wide windows, and tall ceilings help the open home feel sunny and calming. The kitchen, updated just last year, serves up new GE appliances, a pot-filler faucet, wave-like backsplash, and lots of pristine white cabinetry. It’s such a pretty, neutral kitchen that the transition to the living room is an even better surprise. 

There, a vaulted wooden ceiling features a stained glass skylight that washes the room with subtle hues of pink, green, and yellow. A statement-making central fireplace echoes the luminous effect with silvery tiling covering the surround and a metallic fixture that extends to the ceiling in place of a mantel. The result is a seriously cool space where you can bask in a colorful glow even outside of the sunset. 

But if a sunset prospect is what you’re after, this home can deliver. The primary suite upstairs opens onto its own deck, complete with a hot tub so you can finish the day in total bliss. Don’t mind if I do!

Credit: Ned Bonzi for Sotheby’s International Realty

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Credit: Ned Bonzi for Sotheby’s International Realty
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