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We have definitely noticed a trend towards buyers going crazy for properties with a little elbow room. In wine country, where farmer’s markets are year round, almost every backyard comes with raised garden beds, and farm to table cuisine is daily fare, there’s definitely a premium placed on the privacy, tranquility, and sustainability that comes with a little acreage. And buyers are willing to pay it. Looking for a property in wine country with a little room to roam? Check out a few of our current listings below…

SOURCE: RealtorMag.org

“Agrihoods” are growing in popularity, says Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow for the Urban Land Institute. Around 20 years ago, only five or 10 residential and farmland developments co-existed, but that number has bloomed to about 200 since then, says McMahon. Most of that development has arisen post-recession too.

iStock_000059087260_Large“We started to realize you could cluster houses on a small portion of a farm and keep the farm working,” McMahon says.
Home buyers are being drawn to the open spaces and the ability to purchase locally grown food too.

“All of a sudden, agrihoods have become a hot commodity in residential development,” McMahon told MarketWatch.

Developments are popping up across the country. For example, 50 miles outside of downtown Chicago is Serosun Farms, a new home-conservation development that will feature 114 single-family homes ranging from $700,000 to $2 million. Developers strive to restore wetlands, woodlands, and preserve the farmland throughout the development. Serosun developers plan to incorporate about 160 acres of working farmland into the development and hold regular farmer’s markets for residents.

John DeWald, a developer for Serosun Farms, says “developers are seeing that a farm or a garden may be a better amenity than a golf course.”iStock_000003032145_Large

“There’s a hearkening back to the way we used to live, or how neighborhoods used to be,” adds Monica Olsen, spokeswoman for Serenbe, an established agrihood in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.

Farmers like it too, viewing the “agrihood” trend as a way to hold onto their farms and keep them running while also gaining a profit from selling a portion of the land for residential development.

“We were going to be in the path of development,” Joe Johnston, whose family farm in Gilbert, Ariz., is now Agritopia, a neighborhood with an urban farm, told MarketWatch. The Johnstons opted to stay and continue farming while the development popped up around them and made their farm a selling hook.

Original Article: “Why Farmland May Become a More Popular Neighborhood Amenity Than a Golf Course,” MarketWatch (July 11, 2016)

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4048 Sonoma Highway Road Napa, CA 94559

$250,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,750 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21706469
Property Type Condo/coop
The Orchard at The Carneros Resort and Spa is a Private Residence Club, 1/10 fractional share and is fee simple and deeded. Designed to provide the carefree pleasures and benefits of owning a second home at one of California Wine Country's premier resorts - without any of the hassles and expense of whole ownership. Quite simply, it's the easiest and most luxurious second home ownership opportunity in wine country.

1911 Capell Valley Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,250,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
1,170 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21713152
Property Type Single Family Residence
Outstanding Ranch set among majestic oaks with multiple areas for relaxing and enjoying those long summer nights and gorgeous sunsets. 1909 is 2nd home address 3bed/2bath private setting, a barn with hay loft, adjustable Horse stalls, riding arena, fenced pastures and a large workshop. Just minutes to Lake Berryessa and a half hour to Napa, it is an ideal location for endless recreation and the best food and wine the Napa Valley has to offer.

1050 Olive Hill Lane Napa, CA 94558

$8,900,000
3 Beds
5 Baths
5,284 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21716032
Property Type Single Family Residence
Exquisite and private Napa Valley view vineyard estate! Lovely French Country Manor perfectly placed upon your own cabernet vineyard. Sweeping views of vineyards, Mt. George and the Vaca range. Soaring ceilings, large view windows, professional kitchen (two large islands) and all bedrooms en-suite. All requisite living areas. Outdoors boasts pool, pool house, bocce, kitchen, pizza oven and 1,000 bottle wine and dining cave. Beautiful guest house.

460 Monte Vista Court Napa, CA 94559

$3,550,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,040 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21724915
Property Type Single Family Residence
Contemporary Chic meets wine country comfortable that will take your breath away. Museum quality finishes, professional grade appliances & wine storage, soaring wine barrel ceiling, expansive covered outdoor entertaining space, 1.67+/- acres, views, built fire safe, privacy and only minutes from downtown Napa. This 3400+/- sqft 3br/3.5ba home has a detached 3 car garage & 1 br/1ba Guest House with it's own vineyard views.

5224 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558

$6,495,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,320 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21724939
Property Type Single Family Residence
This stunning Napa Valley Estate is surrounded by a sea of vineyards and 360 degree views of the Valley. This classic Farmhouse features beautiful vintage plank pine flooring and vintage style fixtures. Views from every window of the lush gardens and country side. Detached guest house with a wrap around porch, in-ground pool and 3 car garage with walk-in wine cellar. Barn with a finished interior perfect art studio or home office.

1084 La Londe Lane Napa, CA 94558

$4,995,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,173 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21726861
Property Type Single Family Residence
Now priced below appraised value. Coombsville AVA, 10 acre gated parcel with an 8 acre hill side designated Cabernet vineyard.4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath single story residence plus guest house on a knoll with panoramic vineyard views.

4020 Big Ranch Road Napa, CA 94558

$20,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,819 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21728056
Property Type Single Family Residence
Available. Minutes past the City of Napa, at the end of the lane, surrounded by vineyards on all sides. 5 Bedroom Private Estate with UV filter pool, sport court, bocce court, lawns, gardens and more. Fully furnished in comfortable eclectic farmhouse style, fireplace in living room, outdoor decks. Lease includes pool and garden services. After Sept 3, available for 12 month Lease and shorter terms will be considered for a premium, avail May June

1091 Simpkins Road Napa, CA 94558

$4,995,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21728623
Property Type Single Family Residence
Tucked at the end of a sleepy lane & set behind an elegant gate is one of Napa Valley's best kept secrets & most spectacular estates. All the joys of owning a Cabernet vineyard, & yet all the freedom of having it fully managed hands-free''. Spacious 5000 +/- sq. ft. of luxury, plus 1bd/1ba guest house, pool, outdoor kitch. w/pizza oven & outdoor frplce. Shaded dining area, & sweeping views of the valley & your vineyard. Come fall in love.

2 Old Coach Road Napa, CA 94558

$2,995,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,500 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21728366
Property Type Single Family Residence
Beautiful newly constructed contemporary home in one of Napa Valley's most prestigious gated communities. Dramatic interior, clean modern lines, and massive walls of glass providing seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces with views across the valley and beyond! 3 Car garage, elevator, and endless deck space.

1145 Olive Hill Lane Napa, CA 94558

$2,850,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,775 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21803031
Property Type Single Family Residence
Ready to move in! Owners have moved! Seller-financing possible. Olive Hill Lane magical paradise. Private East Napa location. 1.3 flat acres of lovely home, pool, patio, gardens and orchard. Home inspections completed. Wonderful neighbors! Indoor-outdoor living. Large and relaxing pool and patio area. Huge park-like natural yard & setting. Peach, apple fig, pomegranate, lemon, guava and hollyberry trees. Quaint garden shed & 15'x45' storage shed

7900 Money Road Oakville, CA 94562

$26,500,000
11 Beds
12 Baths
12,708 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21804568
Property Type Single Family Residence
Villa Mille Rose, an Italianate Villa with unmatched architectural authenticity, striking landscaping design & bountiful organic harvests-truly one of the most extraordinary estates to become available in Napa Valley in this decade. Sited in Oakville; consists of 2 legal parcels. Main villa, 4 additional dwellings, 2 barns, 6.5 acres of ultra premium Oakville AVA vineyard, Italian style gardens, 100 fruit trees & a 2-acre Gold Medal olive orchard

3227 Vichy Avenue Napa, CA 94558

$5,500,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,405 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21804484
Property Type Single Family Residence
This Modern Ranch Estate on the highly sought after east side of Napa, offers a single level design throughout the entire property. The main home 4405 sq. ft., with 1120 sq. ft pool house & detached garage, vineyard views, expansive high end chef's kitchen, resort style pool & spa, tasteful mixture of high end finishes of marble, quartzite, natural character hickory floors, custom cabinetry, water wise landscaping & private gated entry.

7900 Money Road Napa, CA 94558

$26,500,000
11 Beds
12 Baths
12,708 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21804555
Property Type Single Family Residence
Villa Mille Rose, an Italianate Villa with unmatched architectural authenticity, striking landscaping design & bountiful organic harvests-truly one of the most extraordinary estates to become available in Napa Valley in this decade. Sited in Oakville; consists of 2 legal parcels. Main villa, 4 additional dwellings, 2 barns, 6.5 acres of ultra premium Oakville AVA vineyard, Italian style gardens, 100 fruit trees & a 2-acre Gold Medal olive orchard

2670 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558

$2,399,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,718 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21805041
Property Type Single Family Residence
New price! The hills are green again. Fully-remodeled Custom modern design, 5+ acre Eastside Napa panoramic views 2,700+ 3bd/4ba, ZONED AW, potential to add 2nd unit, cottage, many options. Contemporary pool, seasonal creek/waterfalls, decks, private country setting. 5 acres of AMAZING Napa Valley views & beyond. Can see 5+ counties from here. 5min to Country Club, 7min to the trail. Pics are pre-fire... WOW

1079 Hedgeside Avenue Napa, CA 94558

$6,500,000
6 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,359 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21805553
Property Type Single Family Residence
10 minutes away from downtown Napa, near Silverado Resort, this beautifully appointed home sits on 16 +/- acres of prime land. This picturesque 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath, home has sweeping vineyard views from every room. The main floor of the home contains a grand formal dining room, living room with fireplace, 1,000+ bottle temperature controlled wine cellar and a kitchen with every high end finish that you could want. 12+/- acre vineyard

200 Soscol Creek Road Napa, CA 94558

$5,495,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,677 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21805635
Property Type Single Family Residence
What everyone dreams about... the quintessential Napa Valley Vineyard Estate. Approx 5.25 acres of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grace the site along with magnificent Oaks. A place that takes your breathe away with it's views, lush surrounding landscape and beautiful property components. This is a rare opportunity that includes both the lifestyle and vineyard components along with all the amenities one looks for in a resort experience.

5950 State Hwy 128 Highway Napa, CA 94558

$1,999,999
7 Beds
10.5 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21806028
Property Type Single Family Residence
Wonderful and magical residential property with multiple dwellings. Main house, guest house, inlaw house...an other buildings improved and finished to be used in multiple ways. Perfect community living compound for large family, eco-community or other collective. Very private and secluded. Property has been used an ashram for spiritual community. All buildings of good quality and in excellent condition.

5271 Dry Creek Road Napa, CA 94558

$764,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
1,104 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21805687
Property Type Single Family Residence
Bring your tool belt and imagination to this 2BR 1BA fixer that sits amongst the redwoods on more than 18 tree studded acres. Great location with lots of potential.