Dreams await at 18550 Half Moon Street. Tucked away on a serene piece of Wine Country property, this beautiful home and its gorgeous grounds create an estate like no other. Custom built with the finest of everything – glamorous details like extra long windows, paneled doors, wide hallways and whimsically painted skylights as well as structural specifics like additional insulation, extra electrical outlets and architecturally unique ceilings in every room.
Set on 3+/- acres of lushly planted grounds, the first thing you notice about this home is the peace. Come through the gated entrance into the circular driveway and be surrounded by flowering plants and shrubs, each planted to bloom in a different season. An incredible 200-year-old Heritage Oak tree stands guard over one part of the front yard which overlooks preserved open space, forever free from building.
The impressive alderwood paneled front door is flanked on either side by stained glass sidelight windows featuring the tree of life. Once inside the grand foyer, take note of the gleaming antiqued walnut floors throughout the home. A beautiful curved staircase in the foyer features extra wide treads. Atmospheric and abundant lighting is well placed to highlight display niches and artwork or, simply light the home to its best advantage.
Thoughtful details include numerous hidden storage closets to hold things like holiday decorations, luggage, board games, etc. as well as all of the home’s electronics including the alarm system, stereo controls, intercom and more. Zoned heating and air conditioning assure a perfectly temperature-controlled home. A central vacuum system even extends to the garage to cleaning cars!
THE MAIN LEVEL:
The Private Wing:
In the sumptuous master suite, the feeling is one of serenity and calm. Extra long windows afford views of the lush garden. A gas fireplace keeps away the chill on winter nights. Above the fireplace a beautiful yet clever painting hides the media cabinet. Throughout, crown molding and extra wide baseboards provide an elegant touch. A luxurious master bath features both a spa tub and huge walk in shower for multiple options while a large double sink vanity provide loads of room.
A pocket door allows entry into the second bathroom suite and door can be locked for guest’s privacy or, left open to give access to extra bathroom space. This bath includes a steam shower with multiple shower heads. Tile counters and views of the garden give the space a lovely glow of light. Through to the guest bedroom with its lofty coved ceiling, new carpeting and beautiful bay window - this room is a quiet respite from a day of visiting Wine Country.
Also at this end of the home, a large laundry room with utility sink, abundant cabinets and access to the three car garage which includes another thoughtful detail – the garage was built to extra long specifications to allow for parking and moving about with ease. Windows flood the garage with natural light and a door to the yard simplifies outdoor access. A 250 bottle wine cooler stands at the ready for parties or just everyday enjoyment.
A lovely powder room with designer paint and an antique cabinet-style vanity round out this part of the home.
The Media Room:
So many wonderful spaces exist in this home for both relaxing and entertaining. The media room is a perfect example. With custom paneled louvered doors that can entirely close off the room as well as black out shades, your movie nights are Red Carpet worthy. Complete with a drop down movie screen and built in banquet that houses a full array of media and stereo equipment, you may never go out to the cinema again! An octagonal seating area ringed with windows makes a perfect spot for board games.
The Dining Room:
With its coved ceiling, lovely custom wood work and elegant designer paint, the dining room offers both sophistication and serenity. With seating for as many as ten guests, this space is perfect for either entertaining family and friends or even, a quiet dinner for two. For catered events, the dining room and be closed off from the kitchen making for an intimate dining experience. A gas fireplace adds to the ambiance while views to the front yard are lush and colorful.
The Living Room:
Fabulous for entertaining, the living room’s double French doors can be thrown open to welcome summer breezes. A wood burning fireplace, crown molding, vaulted ceiling and transom windows combine in this warm and welcoming room. A marvelous reading nook with built-in seating and plush cushions ensures the coziest seat in the house.
The Chef’s Kitchen:
A study in serious culinary pursuits, the home’s chef’s kitchen is any cook’s dream. Leading a parade of the line appliances is a six-burner Wolf range with pot filler as well as a second stand-alone oven; two Miele silent-mode dishwashers; a full size cabinet-fronted Sub Zero side-by-side refrigerator and separate freezer make for incredible food storage; a compactor; two industrial disposals and a plate warmer. Abundant maple cabinets plus open shelving and granite counters give a country air. The center island has a second full size sink as well as bar seating while the breakfast nook beckons one to linger over a morning cup of coffee. A lovely bay window over the main sink overlooks the front garden and a sunny skylight is decorated in a fanciful painting depicting an apple tree and the changing of the seasons. A walk in pantry makes for easy and accessible dry goods storage while a separate entrance into the kitchen from the front driveway simplifies grocery unloading. Not just a kitchen but a wonderful gathering spot, this not to be missed room is one of the best in the home.
On warm summer evenings, the octagonal screened porch is the place to be for dining, reading or even enjoying a game of cards. A reminder of bygone years, the screened porch will take you back in time.
The library features custom walnut bookshelves and a striking designer paint job. With room for literally hundreds of books, the library is also home to a fantastic secret - a hidden door disguised as a bookshelf provides access to the guest quarters.
The Guest Quarters:
Welcome to the guest quarters. Bathed in light from French doors and oversized transom windows, the Great Room is awash is good cheer. A wraparound deck is perfect for watching the world go by. A full kitchen and another whimsically-painted skylight keep the space fun and functional. The first bedroom has French doors to a private outdoor patio with fountain. The second bedroom is equally roomy and comfortable. Both bedrooms are en suite.
Beyond the bedrooms find an exercise room with floor to ceiling storage closets. An additional office/bedroom has a private entrance.
With grand scale, intimate spaces and lots of surprises in between, the residence at Half Moon Street is a joy to behold.
THE SECOND LEVEL:
Two bedrooms grace the upper level of the home. The first features a 180 degree view of the property thru multiple large windows. A coved ceiling makes an architectural statement and a private balcony is a romantic touch. The second bedroom is currently being used as an office with an incredible length of built in desk and cabinet space. This room features a gas fireplace as well as another balcony overlooking the back garden. Both bedrooms share a full bath with spa tub and a beautiful tile motif.
From the 200 year old heritage oak tree in front to the full oak grove in the back yard, this home rings with the forces of nature. Just off the back of the home a large lawn area is ringed by flowering plants. Paths meander through the yard leading first to the pool area. The salt water pool with hot tub is solar heated with a large deck area includes a pool house with shower, toilet and changing room.
Further on, find the fun and unique yurt. Used as a meditation room or extra guest quarters, the yurt sits in a quiet and private spot in the yard that is perfect for alone time. Similarly, the adjacent stone labyrinth is a serene spot for reflection.
A garden theme of white and purple brings together an array of seasonal plants that flower throughout the year. Stone walls punctuate the landscape for drama and a rustic country feel. Fruit trees include an entire array of citrus like orange, lemon, lime as well as apricot, pluot, apples and more. An olive grove produces 16-18 +/- gallons per season.
An adorable art studio with a covered patio is waiting to bestow inspiration. An abundance of raised beds make for a perfect kitchen garden and the rustic barn houses a tractor ready to be pulled into action. Close to the house, an indoor potting room is perfect for forcing bulbs or getting veggies starts ready for spring beds.
More than a just a house, this incredible property and home are Sonoma Valley gems. With proximity to the Sonoma Plaza, wineries and restaurants, as well as hiking and biking trails, the location is prime. Private, tranquil and move in ready, Half Moon Street could be your next Wine Country dream estate.
· 5 +/- minutes to Sonoma Plaza
· 10 +/- minutes to the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood
· Approximately one hour from the Golden Gate Bridge
· 3 +/- acres
· 6700 +/- square foot home
· 2 master suites with en suite baths
· 2 upper level bedrooms
· Covered front porch
· Formal foyer
· 8 total bathrooms
· Guest quarters
· Antiqued walnut hardwood floors
· Alderwood paneled doors
· Extra long windows
· Abundant lighting
· Built-in storage throughout
· Secret closets
· Closets for games, linens, holiday decorations, luggage, electronics, etc.
· Custom designer touches
· Extra wide hallways
· Extra wide stairway treads on the turned staircase
· Stained glass finishes
· Designer paint
· Art niches with lighting
· Wood burning fireplace
· Five gas fireplaces
· Gorgeous tiles in bathrooms
· Stone countertops
· Cleverly hidden electronics
· Crown molding
· Extra wide baseboards
· Master bath with double vanity
· Spa tub
· Steam shower
· Custom draperies and shades
· Coved ceilings
· French doors
· Laundry room with utility sink and storage
· Full house vacuum with garage reach
· Three-car garage - extra long
· Wine cooler for 250 bottles
· Whole house fan
· Zoned heating and air conditioning
· Media room with custom louvered doors and black out shades
· Drop down movie screen
· Built in media storage
· Octagonal games area
· Formal dining room with coved ceiling
· Formal living room with French doors to back yard
· Vaulted ceiling
· Reading nook with plush cushions
· Chef’s kitchen
· Stainless steel appliances: Wolf range, Miele dishwashers, cabinet fronted Sub Zero fridge/freezer, plate warmer, etc.
· Custom cabinetry
· Open shelving
· Country feel
· Dining nook
· Island with bar seating
· Double sinks
· Bay window
· Walk in pantry
· Skylights with whimsical painting
· Abundant electrical outlets
· Upper level bedrooms with shared views, balconies and shared bath
· Screened porch - perfect for dining, relaxing
· 16 raised beds
· Two rose gardens
· Barn with tractor
· Potting room with sink and storage
· Plant window
· Library with custom shelving
· Secret door to two bedroom guest quarters
· French doors to wrap around deck
· Transom windows
· Wood paneled vaulted ceiling
· Full kitchen with tile counters
· One bedroom with private outdoor access and fireplace
· Exercise room with storage
· Additional office/bedroom space with private entrance
· Salt water pool with spa and solar heating
· Pool house with shower, toilet and dressing area
· Lawn area
· Seasonal plantings for year round blooms - purple and white color scheme
· 200 +/- year old heritage oak tree
· Oak grove
· Olive garden
· Stone walls
· Rustic country feel
· Fruit and citrus trees
· Producing olive grove
· French drains throughout property
· Full sized yurt
· Stone labyrinth
· Copper piping
· Meandering gravel paths
· Utility entrance a back of property
· Views of surrounding hillsides
· Designated open space adjacent to property
· Flagstone patio
· Triple insulated for heating and cooling ease
· Easy access to wineries, Sonoma Plaza, restaurants and hiking/biking paths
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