What $2.7 Million Buys You in Oakland, South Pasadena and Sonoma


Tasting rooms associated with many of the area’s wineries can be found along Broadway, the city’s main drag. Sonoma Plaza, a five-minute drive from this house, is one of the oldest plazas in California, surrounded by historic buildings like the Mission San Francisco Solano. San Francisco is about an hour and 15 minutes away, depending on traffic.

Size: 2,515 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,072

Indoors: A new wood gate opens to a gravel courtyard in front of the house, framed by mature trees and drought-tolerant plants.

The main entrance is through glass doors that slide open to an airy living room with a fireplace topped by a polished-concrete mantel created by Fu-Tung Cheng, a Bay Area designer. More glass doors line the wall opposite the entrance, flooding the space with natural light.

Refinished cherry hardwood floors extend from the living room into the kitchen and the dining area that faces it. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, including a six-burner Viking range, and an island topped with more polished concrete. Behind the kitchen is a sitting area with views of the rear garden.

Off the living room are two bedroom suites: The primary suite has high ceilings, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a soaking tub and a custom tansu vanity made in the Japantown section of San Francisco; the other suite has more high ceilings, another walk-in closet, a separate space that could be an office or a sitting room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and another tansu vanity.

Also on this side of the house is a powder room with a sliding door that conceals a laundry room.

A separate office space is connected to the main house by a deck. Farther in the backyard is a guesthouse set up as a studio apartment, with its own kitchen. The floors are cork, and a sleeping nook is large enough to comfortably hold a queen-size bed.

Outdoor space: The large deck functions as an outdoor dining room. The backyard has gravel paths that wind around, connecting a pond to a patio area and a gas firepit. A shed holds a pump that supplies water to the pond, and there is a carport equipped with an electric vehicle charger.

Taxes: $33,684 (estimated)

Contact: Avram Goldman, Compass, 707-934-2323; compass.com

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