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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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2344 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558

$10,900,000
4 Beds
9 Baths
4,833 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21901300
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This amazing property epitomizes the Napa Valley tradition of family owned wineries & vineyards. 10 Acres in a prime Silverado Trail location w/panoramic views of the valley. Nearly 5,000 sq.ft. main house is beautifully updated w/garden & pool. 10K Gal. Winery permit, 2 winery buildings. Tasting rm w/wraparound balcony. 4 Acres of premium Cabernet. Wine barn & open entertainment lawn & patio. 3 Adorable guest houses set amidst magnificent oaks.

4593 Dry Creek Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,125,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,602 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21921367
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Shown by appointment anytime. You'll love the indoor/outdoor Napa Valley lifestyle here. Only an hour from S.F & Close to downtown Napa is this charming totally remodeled A frame home on approx. 1.78 acres in a tranquil & secluded country setting, surrounded by beautiful towering mature trees. A true magical & Private setting that's hard to find within a few minutes drive from town. Dramatic open beam ceilings & floor to ceiling windows, lots of natural light. Enjoy the wildlife, the hot air balloons floating by in the distance at sunrise from the expansive Redwood deck. Tastefully remodeled; kitchen with quartz counters & new appliances, remodeled bathrooms, Milgard dual pane windows, new flooring throughout, gas fireplace, skylights, newer flat roof, water filtration, AND new paved driveway. 2 wells, terraced garden area & an oversized 2-car garage with ample storage. Rear access and more. An absolute delightful spot for gatherings and creating happy memories.

887 Foster Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,475,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,103 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21922723
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
You won't want to miss this beautiful one of a kind property with an opportunity to expand on 2.1 Acres! This land has a home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, Kitchen nook, formal dining and living room with fireplace. Also has detached cottage with 1bedroom, 1bath, kitchen and living room. Also may be used as rental or guests house. The property is zoned for multi residential. Enjoy the amazing view of Napa on your front porch and minutes from downtown and close to San Francisco Bay area.

1444 Manley Lane Napa, CA 94558

$8,500,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,979 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21922411
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Rare Rutherford Bench Estate. This iconic Napa Valley vineyard estate features 6 acres of premium Cabernet, which has gone to Opus One Winery, the Robert Mondavi Mouton Rothschild venture. Cushioned on all sides by premium vineyards Staglin, Coppola, Cakebread, and Phelps, it also has spectacular views of the Western hills as well as up and down the Valley. The versatile layout showcases a chef's kitchen with a spectacular great room with open beam ceilings, expansive outdoor patios, spectacular gardens, pool & spa, master suite with sweeping vineyard & mountain views, game & exercise room.

5945 Haire Lane Napa, CA 94559

$1,950,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,932 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21924122
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A perfect income producing, equestrian / horse property in this Napa, wine country location, in the heart of Carneros. Rare! 10 minutes from both downtown Sonoma and Downtown Napa!! A main home and separate apartment is 2,932 sq/ft, set on almost 7 acres, surrounded by vines, this equestrian ranch includes a 12,096 sq/ft covered equestrian arena with 5 stalls, a 2,250 sq/ft barn with 5 more stalls, and 1,216 sq/ft of 8 additional paddocks and sheds. The entire property is surrounded by vineyards and zoned as agricultural. This property is directly off Highway 12 with easy access towards all nearby restaurants, wineries, services and cities. This is a rare jewel. Drone video is in the media file attached.

1511 North Partrick Road Napa, CA 94558

$7,850,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
2,748 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21923764
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Turn Key Home - Private 22 Acre Estate. Spectacular value...Beautifully built custom home ideally located in the Western hills of Napa, twelve of the twenty-two private acres are planted to high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. This spectacular vineyard is made up of clones 337 and 7. The ranch includes a spacious Napa Valley Farmhouse which has a chef's kitchen, open living area with handcrafted wood work by Dennis Douglas, the craftsman of Hearst Castle, pool and plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Bright white floor to ceiling windows and doors bring the outside into the beautiful open area which includes the kitchen, dining and living areas. The classic red barn and three-bedroom second dwelling give character to this incredible ranch. Views of vineyard and rolling hills make this country property the perfect oasis to reside full time or for a retreat. An exclusive property at a premier location.

1137 1st Avenue Napa, CA 94558

$639,000
3 Beds
1 Bath
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21927972
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Opportunity Knocks!! Have your own acre of land to build your dream home on the east side of town in the lovely avenues of Napa. Mature trees surrounding this property give added privacy. Current structure is not habitable. Great space to entertain and landscape to your preference. Custom homes on country property surround this parcel. Minutes from downtown Napa, local restaurants, wineries, and schools. Many possibilities for the new owner! Also listed under Lots & Land #21927965

1373 Soda Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558

$2,995,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,776 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22003457
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Tucked away in the Eastern foothills lies an enchanting gated estate of over 18 acres. The elegant home gazes out over the amazing views of mountains, vineyards, and romantic sunsets. Wide patios & sweeping lawns lead down to the sparkling pool and patio. Entertaining in this wonderland is truly effortless. The beautiful kitchen has granite counters and island, countertop stove with pot-filler, built-in oven, microwave, and warming drawer. The kitchen is open to the family room and the sunny breakfast room that in turn, opens to the patio. Formal and informal living areas with fireplaces, and a luxurious master suite with French doors that open to the patio. Updated master bathroom with large soaking tub, shower and amazing walk-in closet. The grounds also have a detached garage and multiple entertaining areas whether seeking the sun or the shade, and so much room to roam & 11 possible plantable acres. See link for updated PEAD & showing rules https://bit.ly/UpdatedPEAD

177 Ridge Drive Napa, CA 94558

$6,500,000
-- Bed
1 Bath
1,029 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22003709
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This ultra-prime 67 +/- acre buildable parcel enjoys one-of-a kind spectacular 180 degree vistas of the valley floor, the dramatic Mayacamas Mountains, and beyond to San Francisco. The property recently received coveted erosion control plan approval for a 10-acre hillside vineyard, contiguous to Stags Leap AVA and with similar well drained stony loam soils. Although the former main house was destroyed in the 2017 fire, Napa County has provided attractive entitlements that will benefit the new owner. The building site area affords a considerable amount of flat usable land suitable for lawn, gardens and outdoor entertaining around the existing pool and pool house. The infrastructure including electric service, septic and high production water well, have all been restored. Located just 5 minutes from the Soda Canyon Store, a convenient distance to downtown Napa and to San Francisco, this one-of-a kind property has all the elements to become Napa Valley's preeminent vineyard estate.

1109 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,599,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
855 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22004519
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
First time on the market in over 70 years! Rare opportunity to own 4 +/- level acres in desirable Silverado Country Club area near Monticello Rd and Hillcrest. Plenty of room to build your dream home, with the convenience of being on city sewer. This is the property you don't want to miss!

1133 State Lane Yountville, CA 94599

$12,000,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,800 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22005078
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A rare opportunity to acquire a large estate on the most exclusive and highly coveted lane in Yountville. 2.2 miles to Washington Street - home to Restoration Hardware Restaurant & Gallery, Ma(i)sonry, world-class restaurants, hotels, spas, wine tasting and much more. The property has a 14+- acre vineyard under a long term income-producing lease and has spectacular views of Stags Leap, the Vaca Mountains and Poetry Inn. The upper level was completely remodeled in 2018. The grounds are graced with a heated swimming pool and exquisite mature landscaping, reminiscent of English gardens with lush green plants that have expansive displays of white blooms, and thoughtfully sited vegetable and rose gardens, creating a luxurious and tranquil estate. Come and experience the magic of this French country style home set in the vineyards.

4048 Sonoma Highway Road Unit 49 Napa, CA 94559

$250,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,750 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22005929
Property Type Condo/coop
Price Type --
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.

1681 Green Valley Road Napa, CA 94558

$19,900,000
14 Beds
13.5 Baths
11,834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22006411
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Nestled in a verdant hidden valley high above but just 15 minutes from downtown Napa, Green Valley Ranch is a rare, 950+/-acre retreat with of incomparable tranquility, privacy, and natural beauty. Accessed by a private gated drive, these 9 parcels w five unique residences are ideally sited amid expanses of vibrant meadows, gently rolling hills, award-winning vineyards, seasonal creeks, 100 year old oak trees, ponds and 2 huge lakes, offering an impressive diversity of topography, elevation, flora, and fauna. Warm and welcoming, the classic Ranch House and Terra Guest House are set graciously adjacent to open green pasture land. The smart and modern Meadow House features colorful gardens and a generous arbored patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. The Palladian inspired Lake House enjoys a perfect perch on the banks of Heron Lake, while the charming Artist House is tucked amid trees beside a natural spring-fed pond and picturesque dock. This is truly heaven on Earth

4290 Mount Veeder Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,975,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22006749
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
You can live close to town, yet be off the grid and with privacy and land all around you.Two parcels totaling approximately 153.13 acres. Three homes on the property. Newly planted Mount Veeder Appellation Cabernet approx 1+ acres in its 3rd leaf. Perfectly located on the corner of Mount Veeder and Oakville Grade. Minutes to Yountville's famed restaurants. So much opportunity. The views are magical. The vineyards can come with a 3 year farming and fruit contract. All farming expenses and $5k per ton for the next 3 years. Anticipated crop for 2020 - 1 ton, 2021 - 2.5 tons 2022 3.5 tons. This is just an option to help any buyer transition into farming

3560 Monticello Road Unit B Napa, CA 94558

$995,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,249 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22006619
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Dr. Seuss said it best''Oh the Thinks You Can Think!'' Think of all the things you can do with this parcel, it is endless! Have kids into 4-H? Do you need room for a barn? Fancy a garden? Need space for extra parking or garages? With over 11 acres and situated down a private driveway off Monticello Road, this property offers something for everyone! Built in 2001, this ranch style home offers a nice open concept floor plan, with plenty of room to entertain. Interior features include generous sized bedrooms, high ceilings, indoor laundry with sink, and island seating in the kitchen. Studded with historically interesting outbuildings, views to neighboring vineyards, and captivating views of the bluffs above Monticello Road, there is much to explore! Close enough to town yet just far enough to give you solitude and peace, this property is located just 15 min to Napa and less than 30 min to I-80.

3497 Soda Canyon Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,695,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,596 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22008840
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Are scenic views, privacy, and acreage part of your wish list? We invite you to 3497 Soda Canyon Road in the beautiful Napa Valley! Situated on 10 acres with captivating vistas, this property offers a 3 bedroom/3 bath single level Mediterranean inspired home with over 2,500 sq ft of living space. Intimate courtyard, native rock outcroppings, expansive lawn areas, and pasture area truly enhance all that this property can offer. Detached three car garage plus extra level parking area ideal for R/V or extra vehicles.

1080 Orchard Avenue Napa, CA 94558

$6,250,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
4,830 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22010343
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This Napa Valley vineyard estate, located only one hour from San Francisco, is an ideal destination for those wanting a relaxed and private country retreat. Beautifully sited on 9.17 +/- valley floor acres, the property enjoys iconic wine country views of its own 7-acre income producing Cabernet vineyard and pleasing sunset views across neighboring vineyards toward the picturesque Mayacamas Mountains. The classic farmhouse style residence is centered on a spacious great room with walls of French doors leading to a heated 20' x 50' pool and a lighted pergola for outdoor dining. The 4-bedroom 4,830 +/- sq ft home also features a delightful country kitchen with Viking/Subzero appliances, breakfast room, formal living room, office, first floor master, pool room with bath, and grill room for year-round barbecue cooking. A 3-car garage and 2,000 sq ft barn provide ample indoor parking. Enjoy the nearby Napa Valley Vine Trail, Vintner's Golf Club, and up-and-coming Oak Knoll boutique inn.

1080 Wooden Valley Cross Road Napa, CA 94558

$2,995,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22012327
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Napa Valley's hidden treasure, Wooden Valley, is reminiscent of old Napa Valley with rolling oak pastures, vineyards and a simpler pace of life. This 10+/- acre vineyard estate is located 10-minutes from Silverado Country Club in Napa and only 10 minutes to Highway 80. The 4,900+/- main house exudes a Colonial charm with its recent updates, including an open and relaxing floor plan with a chef's kitchen, sliding doors out to the wide porch, spacious lawn, 5 generously sized bedrooms, an office, loft and improved attic/rec room. The backyard is flat with a gorgeous lawn, life-size chess game and all sorts of other outdoor activities await. There are two guest units that have historically been rented. The vineyard is 3+/- acres, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, an additional 2.5+/- acres plantable. The fruit has been sold to prominent wineries. Seasonal creek and wells provide plenty of water for the vineyard and domestic uses. Don't miss this one: an investment or wine country enjoyment!