If you’re looking for an opulent escape from Silicon Valley, wine and car enthusiasts will swoon over this sumptuous Sonoma villa in the heart of wine country. Ideal for entertaining, Villa Testerossa sits on over 4 ½ acres of land surrounded by 3 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and includes its own wine-making facility.
The Tuscan-inspired 14,500 square foot luxury estate was constructed from 2,000 tons of concrete, 1,000 tons of steel, and 110 granite slabs. Surrounded on either side by established chardonnay vines, the elegant drive is lined with brick pavers and wends its way to the striking circular drive and bubbling fountain in front of the home. The statement entry doors beckon visitors into an impressive foyer which is highlighted by a truly grand marble and granite staircase.
The property is an entertainer’s delight, inviting guests with its incredible amenities. The well-appointed gourmet chef’s kitchen glows with natural light. State-of-the-art appliances, two spacious islands, and multiple prep areas are ample to prepare food for events of any size. Multiple seating areas abound throughout the home as do superb architectural features including black-gridded windows and skylights, coffered ceilings, and beautiful trim and crown moldings. With eight baths and five ensuite bedrooms in addition to the grand Master Suite fit for royality, this home ensures everyone who visits enjoys a peaceful, private night’s rest.
The estate stuns with its gorgeous vineyard views. The outdoor spaces are just as inviting an indoors and include an expansive pool house with open beam ceilings and fireplace, a 20,000-gallon rain-fed pool with fountain, sunken patio with bocce ball court, welcoming outdoor fireplace, and dining area. With its attached 1,837 square foot 6-car garage and separate 3-car building, the estate has room to house nine vehicles, either those of the homeowner or their guests.
All told, the two-story property located at 1577 Napa Road in Sonoma has 19 rooms and is selling for an asking price of $16 million, or $1,100 per square foot. Zillow reports the property last sold to undisclosed buyers in 2002 for $435,000. Construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2011.
Should it sell for list price, the owners will have achieved 3,500 percent over what they paid for the acreage 16 years ago, although cost of construction is unknown. To put it in perspective, the median home price in Sonoma County is $642,400, making this home’s value 2,491 percent more than the typical Sonoma residence.
Villa Testerossa has been on the market for almost 90 days and, at this price point, will require a very special buyer. Might that buyer be you?