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May 26, 2022

This California Property is the Ultimate Home for Entertainers

Property of the Week: 2020 Lawndale Road is a modern farmhouse complete with speakeasy.

By Serina Tatham

Nestled on a hill in California’s Sonoma County, 2020 Lawndale Road is a 12-acre luxury estate. A dream abode for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, the nearby town of Kenwood offers so much for residents. World-renowned wineries pepper the outskirts, while Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is home to endless hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

This modern country house estate has been designed by Paul Wiseman, with lofty wood-beamed ceilings and flooring sourced from Napa winery barrel staves. Throughout, the serene color palette is paired with rustic materials and bright spaces in spades, making the home feel inviting and bringing the outside in.

Organized around a central courtyard, the estate totals 9,620 sq ft. The main house – which covers 5,100 sq ft – features four bedrooms. The living area is open plan, with a Great Room, dining area and kitchen providing ample space for entertaining. The Great Room is dramatic, while the kitchen offers high-end appliances, unusual lighting made from plough harrows, a wine fridge and an antique side sink from the south of France.

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The warm color palette makes the spaces inviting / ©SeaTimber

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The primary bedroom is a cozy retreat / ©SeaTimber

the party barn

The party barn has been designed as a speakeasy / ©SeaTimber

Further living spaces in the main house include a butler’s pantry, sunroom and office. And for oenophiles, the temperature-controlled subterranean wine cellar will be the envy of guests.

The primary bedroom is a chic countryside retreat. Wood flooring and a fireplace make it feel cozy, while a set of doors lead to the office and a double closet. The primary bathroom offers a similar feel, with a generous soaking tub, double vanity and antique tile flooring.

Undeniably, the standout feature of this estate is the vast array of outbuildings on site. Ideal for guests or kid’s sleepovers, the Bunk House comprises a bunk room that sleeps up to eight, as well as a separate guest wing. There are also two further guest houses, perfect for caretakers, staff or visiting friends and family.

One of the most exciting outbuildings is the Party Barn. Totaling 1,525 sq ft, it was conceived as a speakeasy with a secret entry. The walls are soundproof and inside there is a stage for performances, a full bar built from a vintage shipping container, room for both table tennis and pool, and an attached deck to continue the celebrations under the stars.

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The estate is organized around a central courtyard / ©SeaTimber

the fire pit

The stone fire pit is the perfect spot to enjoy summer evenings from / ©SeaTimber

the exterior of the home

The home is nestled among lush planting / ©SeaTimber

The beautifully landscaped gardens have been designed by Tod Cole. Lush planting nestles the home and makes the property feel like a secluded oasis. A central courtyard and patio lead out to the swimming pool and hot tub. For sports fans, a tennis court and long bocce court will provide hours of entertainment. For the rest of the family, a sprawling grass lawn provides space for play while a stone fire pit is the ideal space for retiring to in the evenings.

And while you while away the days enjoying California’s climate in the sunroom or hiking the trails around the estate, you can rest assured that the property has the environment in mind as there are solar panels on site which service all structures.

2020 Lawndale Road, California is on the market for $14.7m,

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