In the heart of California’s Wine Country, this rustic Modern Farmhouse compound boasts a wide array of fun features and amenities. From the bocce court to the secret speakeasy, this home is full of surprises.
The deWilde family purchased the home a decade ago for $5 million. Even though they spend most of their time in San Francisco, the couple invested an estimated $8 million into renovating the property into a perfect relaxation destination for their children and grandchildren. They have recently listed the home with an asking price of $16.7 million in order to move closer to friends.
The compound is built in a Modern Farmhouse style with high ceilings with wooden beams and concrete floors. The main residence of the property is around 5,970 square feet and contains four bedrooms. It also has a sunroom and quite a substantial, temperature controlled wine-cellar.
The property is extensive, at around 13 acres. In addition to the main residence, the estate also includes two guest cottages and a standalone gym. The list of amenities is extensive, with a pool, tennis and bocce courts, and a large fire pit.
Perhaps the home’s standout feature is its secret speakeasy, which the deWildes had built for the children and grandchildren. Hidden behind a secret door in the garage, the speakeasy includes ping-pong and pool tables, a stage, and a bar concealed in a shipping container.
The home is located in the Kenwood, California in the verdant Sonoma Valley north of San Francisco. In addition to all their other renovations, the deWildes also spruced up the natural elements of the home, planting mature olive trees and a variety of seasonal flowers.