Historic Victorian Farm House



Historic Victorian Farm House

$2,050,000    SOLD

316 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

This East Side enclave has roots in early Sonoma winemaking and offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of historic Sonoma. A one-of-a-kind property that transports you to another time…when entertaining was an art and gracious hospitality a way of life. The property is on the National and State Registers.

Located in Sonoma’s coveted downtown East Side residential area, this unique vintage estate is one and a half blocks from the historic Plaza and within walking distance to wineries. Nestled along Nathanson Creek and surrounded by lush mature gardens, the charming property is approximately 12 acre, with 2 homes and 3 suites, and has operated as the Victorian Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast for 30 years. The farmhouse structures are set apart from each other, and privacy is naturally enhanced by the romantic gardens.

Main Residence:

Built in the early 1870's, the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Greek Revival Victorian Farmhouse epitomizes 19th Century country elegance. Distinctive Victorian elements include exterior hand carved embellishments, a wraparound veranda, finely crafted original oak staircase and floors, stately 10’ ceilings, embossed and bead board wainscoting, cozy wood burning fireplace with elegant wood mantel, banks of nostalgic wood sashed windows, original doors and classic Victorian fixtures. A bright kitchen with vintage charm boasts a butler’s pantry and laundry area. Adjoining the kitchen is an elegant formal dining room with views of the picturesque garden and access to the serene grounds. Unusual for the west coast, there is a large basement with exposed stonework; perfect for wine and general cold storage.


The secluded second residence was once the farmhouse barn. It was lovingly restored and creatively converted into a charming 2 bedroom and 2 bath cottage style home. The intimate size and use of woods throughout give this home timeless character and the feeling of warmth. Features include fir floors, ingenious custom built-ins, gas fireplace and a charming, light-filled kitchen that opens to a private creek side patio and garden. The quaint front entrance is covered and extends to the accessible two-car garage with office. The cottage is fully enclosed with access to the grounds through a private gate and includes a separate entrance with its own postal address.

The Suites:

Originally the tank house, this period building once served as the water tower, and was carefully converted into 3 large suites maintaining the original character, each with a unique motif and private access. The upper suite features wood floors, high ceilings, a window nook and a full bath. The suite below features wood floors, a gas fireplace, charming wood details, and a full bath with a classic claw foot tub. The end suite is the largest and offers a spacious living room with wood fireplace, a full bath with claw foot soaking tub and a serene private covered patio.

The Grounds:

Charming brick paths, lined with fragrant botanicals and fruit trees, wend throughout the breathtaking gardens. Numerous hidden and prominent patios are surrounded by mature trees such as the two coveted ancient olive trees that grace the front garden. An impressive wall of Cypress provides separation and privacy for the large, sundrenched pool with vine-covered arbor. Here you will find roses, bougainvillea, hydrangea, fig, loquat, kiwis, citrus and stone fruit trees, chrysanthemum, hedges and more. A hidden private courtyard provides a tranquil spot to enjoy the spa. This distinguished estate is the most outstanding example of the Greek revival farmhouse during the late 1800s in Sonoma, and has been privately owned for the past 30 years. This is a rare opportunity to own an historic jewel in the heart of the wine country.


  • Located just 2.5 blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza
  • Approx. 1/2 acre
  • The property is on the National and State Registers
  • 2, 2 BR homes
  • Original water tower converted to 3 private suits
  • 2 car garage with office space
  • Additional parking
  • Pool with cabana
  • Private patio with spa
  • Multiple patios and paths
  • Mature one-of-a-kind gardens
  • Fruit trees
  • Ancient olive trees
  • Bordered by Nathanson Creek
  • Private well and public water
  • Operated as established bed and breakfast for last 30 years

Main Residence:

  • Built in early 1870’s
  • 2 BR/1.5 BA Greek Revival Victorian Farmhouse
  • Wraparound veranda
  • 10’ Ceilings
  • Embossed and bead board wainscoting
  • Elegant original staircase
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Original doors and Victorian Fixtures
  • Formal living room
  • Formal dining room
  • Nostalgic kitchen with butlers pantry
  • Access to grounds
  • Large basement


  • 2 BR/2 BA home
  • Fir Floors
  • Custom built-ins
  • Gas fireplace
  • Kitchen with access to private patio and garden
  • Covered entrance to access garage
  • Separate postal address

Water Tower Suites:

  • 3 Separate private suites
  • 3 Unique motifs
  • Private Entrances
  • Upper Suite:
    • Wood floors
    • High Ceilings
    • Window nook
    • Full bath
  • Lower Suite:
    • Wood floors
    • Gas fireplace
    • Full bath with claw tub

End Suite:

  • Largest suite
  • Spacious living room
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Full bath with claw foot tub
  • Private covered patio


Tina Shone

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25 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

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