Everyone has an S.F. property nightmare — whether it's an actual, recurring nightmare, or just that time you had to pack up and move to Daly City. But there are also dreams to be had out there. Hence: our monthly roundup of five of the area’s top-line properties, all currently up for grabs.
Spring cleaning is not only a time to dust the fan and switch out your shower curtain. It’s also a good time to reinvent yourself.
By, say, buying your own functioning luxury vineyard.
Here are four places where you can do exactly that.
18595 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma
Two miles from Sonoma’s quaint downtown is this 40-acre vineyard in the Valley of the Moon. Want some Syrah grapes? You got ’em. Lovely little creek, running right through your property? The Agua Caliente can oblige. Six thousand square feet, Carrera marble for miles, guest quarters in a barn and an elevator from your garage to your living room? Check marks all around.
Spring Mountain Estate, Napa
If you’ve always wanted to be a vintner, try here first — a property already producing grapes awarded 95 points on Robert Parker’s scale. Spring Mountain estate in St. Helena offers 42 acres (another, separate listing would add another two), 12,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, a five-car garage, an outdoor kitchen (with pizza oven) and waterfalls.
Dancing Hares, Napa
Write the check and in one fell swoop you’ll take over the Dancing Hares “Napa Valley Luxury Estate and Winery.” Sausalito-based architect Howard Backen — whose work was recently showcased in a Rizzoli monograph — designed the residence at the heart of this vintner’s estate, which comes with a barn-style winery, equipment and “exceptional caves” capable of producing 15,000 gallons per year.
Round Hill, Napa
More interested in drinking wine than producing it? Round Hill, around the corner from Auberge du Soleil is also conveniently located across from the Quintessa Winery. Start there when you’re filling in the gaps of your collection, which will presumably be housed in your 1700-bottle wine cellar. Also on tap: 10,000 square feet of living space, staff apartment, steam room, sauna, four fireplaces and seven bedrooms.