Villa Bondi - Sonoma County

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Villa Bondi - Sonoma County

  
 

 

Contemporary Victorian elegance is alive and well at this expansive mansion in the Armstrong Estates neighborhood a short walk from the Sonoma Plaza. The home has four bedrooms, three + bathrooms, a huge open kitchen, a sweeping staircase, and a swanky lounge in the attic. In the backyard, a covered patio gives way to an inground pool with an integrated spa. Perhaps the most inviting part of this gorgeous getaway is the wraparound front covered porch—it’s the perfect spot to enjoy wine with friends on a warm summer night.

Interior

Stepping into Villa Bondi is like stepping back to an elegant era but with every modern amenity. The entryway is grand, with 30-foot ceilings and a sweeping staircase that winds up to the second floor. On the ground floor, a formal dining room and sitting room boast exquisite wallpaper that is soft to the touch, like velour; in the sitting room built-in cabinets with leaded glass doors amplify the Victorian vibe. The open kitchen looks out on a more modern living room with a wall of windows and plenty of natural light. Built-in bookcases display a treasure-trove of art and history books. All but one of the bedrooms is on the second floor; all of them feature crystal doorknobs and other whimsical decorations that nod to period design. Bathrooms have new fixtures made to look old; the wallpaper in the bathroom off the primary bedroom resembles the shelves of a library. The attic, reached via a secret staircase from the second-floor landing, has the feel of a speakeasy—there are daybeds, a large television, and built-in bookcases galore.

Exterior

The grounds of Villa Bondi are best described as stately. In the front, a wraparound covered porch provides a comfortable perch to sit and relax—it looks out on a circa-1870 home across the street. The backyard is taken up mostly by a covered patio and an inground pool, which boasts an integrated spa. There’s a pool house and a small yard. Villa Bondi also has a two-car garage that is available to guests.

Other amenities

Villa Bondi is bursting with extras. The sitting room, kitchen, and primary bedroom each have fireplaces—all but the one in the primary are gas. Wallpaper is fancy and exquisite, with textures that rival decorations you might find in France. Your stay also includes a welcome gift of 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Robert Mondavi winery, bath amenities from Gilchrist & Soames, and a small starter bag of Barking Dog Roasters coffee.

Location

The Daniel Young mansion is in Sonoma, about a five-minute walk east of the Plaza in a neighborhood called Armstrong Estates. Most of the homes in the neighborhood are new and were made to look old; the centerpiece of the neighborhood is a circa-1870 mansion that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is about 30 minutes by car to Napa, 45 minutes by car to Santa Rosa, and roughly 60 minutes by car from San Francisco.

 

 

 

Property Highlights

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  • 5000 Sq Ft Estate in prestigious Sonoma neighborhood
  • 4 bedroom/3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Master suite with fireplace, jetted tub and large seating area
  • Large Recreation/Game room
  • Pool/Spa with Pool House w/full bath
  • Outdoor grilling and dining area
  • Wraparound southern style porch
  • Walking distance (5 blocks)to the historic Sonoma Square