Property Crush

Look Inside: This $2.3M Hillside Home Has an Artsy Floating Staircase

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Live out your wine weekend dreams in this super modern home.


Things we love about this property crush: 

At first glance, you’d swear this Santa Rosa property was a legit art museum.  The towering metal building is built into a hillside, sheltering the interior and making a serious statement. 

Designed by Sander Architects, the home is built for entertaining—and showing off. It’s been featured in loads of design magazines and won the AIA/LA Merit Award back in 2003.

Enter the home into a vertical, inward-focused gallery space with a bright red sculpture and a dramatic, torqued steel wall that rises 22 feet. It’s adjoined by a curved floating staircase. A great room features picture windows, bamboo flooring, and French doors that open to a terrace. There’s also a 12-foot-wide built-in roll-down movie screen.

Floor-to-ceiling views make the lovely, bright, white kitchen even sunnier. It’s a cook’s dream with a six-burner cooktop, prep sink, pantry. There’s even direct access to a chef’s deck with an outdoor grill.

Adjacent is a cozy family room with built-in shelving and a wood-burning fireplace. Look and it and try not to imagine sipping local wine right here. 

The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings with modern exposed beams, a walk-in closet, and a palatial master bath with calming blue hues. The remaining bedrooms are airy and spacious, and there’s a bonus room that works nicely for a home office. There’s a gym, too, so basically there are zero reasons to ever leave this compound. 

Up the stairs and across a steel bridge lies another great room with long-range views. You can also access the second floor by the home’s very-own elevator(!).

Outside, there’s a two-car garage with an electric car charger and a workshop. Plus, there’s a pretty garden with a slate patio and a hot tub that overlooks the Valley of the Moon.

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