As featured in the New York Times Home section, September 19th, 2013: 'Bespoke for the People'
Welcome to the Hydeaway House, our modern vineyard retreat in the Carneros region of Sonoma!
This property is on a one-acre rural site adjacent to acres of working vineyards, yet only 4 miles from the historic Sonoma Plaza and Mission. There is a main house that sleeps six, a separate guest house that sleeps two, and a 10' x 30', 5' deep pool with solar thermal heating from Spring through Fall. Pets may be allowed at the owner's discretion.
The 2,000 square foot one-story main house has two nearly identical master bedrooms and baths, each with a king-size bed. There is also a sleeper sofa in the public space's media area, which includes a gas fireplace, TV, sound system (accepts iPhone 4 versions) and reading niche. The master suites are on opposite ends of the home and each have their own private outdoor terrace. The main house is perfect for two couples, with kids or other visitors using the media area sleeper sofa.
The kitchen has been designed by and for cooks with high end appliances and equipment. The home is air conditioned, pet-friendly and is extremely accessible; there are no stairs and each bathroom has a large roll-in/walk-in shower.
The separate guest house had one additional one guest room with a king sized bed, bath and service kitchenette. It is also air conditioned and has a private terrace overlooking the vineyards.
The property sits directly adjacent to acres of working vineyards and has views of the hillsides beyond. There are many outdoor spaces to wander through and is great for small gathering or isolation. The front garden has a large outdoor stone dining table. Or enjoy the custom 16' long picnic table made from recycled Douglas Fir beams that sits under the large Oaks at the edge of the property. The site is also a wonderful jumping off point for bike riding, sightseeing, and wine tasting. The architect-designed buildings are perfect for folks who appreciate a modern, uncluttered, and comfortable design.
Keywords: Private, modern, architect-designed, Carneros retreat adjacent to vineyards, 10 minutes to Sonoma Plaza, easy access to Napa Valley, restaurants, shopping, high end cook's kitchen, king beds, pool, pet friendly, WIFI, gas fireplace, picnic tables, barbeque, modern amenities, one-story accessible 2-bedroom home sleeps 6 with a pool and pool house that sleeps 2.
I am an architect, professor, and dog lover with an active design practice in the Bay Area. We found this land in 2011 and fell in love with it. I designed the vacation home I always dreamed of; sustainable, accessible, modern and warm with a great focus on privacy, light and views. Every part of the design of the home is meant to focus your attention on the beauty of the landscape and the vineyards beyond. We hope to build up a group of repeat visitors with whom we can share our new home for years to come. For more information on our work, please visit by searching our firm Schwartz and Architecture.
For us, the site is in a perfect location. It is 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and even less from the Richmond Bridge. It is only 4 miles to Sonoma Plaza and only 8 miles to Napa and the valley beyond. We are also discovering quickly what a wonderful, open and friendly new community we have found. Please join us!
The site is so central to everything yet feels so tucked away -- really the vineyard retreat we always dreamt of.