Ever since the Montage Healdsburg rolled out the red carpet for hotel guests in the heart of Sonoma in 2021, the ante was instantly upped on service and hospitality in California Wine Country, not to mention dining and design. At the time, the first seeds had been planted on the real estate side with 40 Harvest Homes that epitomized wine country living for the 21st century — or, as Curtis Tischler, Director of Sales on the Project, calls it, “farmitecture.” It’s an apt word to describe the casual elegance and easy tech leanings of the design style.
Though the Harvest Homes were snapped up in the blink of an eye, there are still Estate Homes (and homesites) now fresh on the market. You can choose from custom plans pre-designed for the unique landscape of each lot or build your own dream home. On a tour of the property, Tischler noted that many buyers are opting for multiple adjacent lots, doubling or tripling their size (which range from 1/4 to 1/2 an acre). What makes the sites seem even bigger is their adjacency to the forested hillside, unofficially extending the back yard — and the views. This offering represents the last available ownership opportunity within this community.
We recently stayed in Harvest Home #8, which serves as a model for those looking to purchase, and it’s the best way to get a sense of what a custom home here looks and feels like. Listed for just under $8 million, this 4,693 square-foot home on two levels has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a small garage.
The open kitchen centers around glass-walled, temperature-controlled wine storage and state-of-the-art appliances, all overlooking the view-facing living/dining room, which itself extends beyond floor-to-ceiling windows to the huge terrace complete with gas firepit. It’s this combo that gives the property an expansive indoor-outdoor feel.
There’s one master bedroom upstairs facing onto the same glorious views as the living room, and it has a huge bathroom with a tub, walk-in show and an outdoor shower, as well.
Downstairs are three more bedrooms, one practically as large as the upstairs master, minus the outdoor shower, and another spacious terrace with a plunge pool that can be used for a cool dip in summer or heated up for a winter soak. And the downstairs master suite can be locked off as a separate rental unit with a private entrance.
One of the big draws here, beyond access to all hotel amenities (including Hazel Hill restaurant, the destination spa, and activities like e-bikes and archery), is the new Residential Club, an exclusive owner amenity that will include a pool, hot tub, cold plunge pool, fitness center, pickleball courts, and residents lounge and gathering space.
Once the final Estate homes and homesites are spoken for, this community will be complete. Homesites start at $1,384,000 and are among the most desirable luxury properties in Sonoma County for their amenities, their proximity to Healdsburg’s vibrant scene, and their holistic, integrated design. For more information, visit the Montage Residences website.