New Home in Sonoma Valley, Calif. Wine Country Blends Old and New

Posted by Karen Monroe — October 8, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (Oct. 9, 2008) – Sunrise and sunset, the magical knoll-top setting of Montevigna in Kenwood, Calif., offers sweeping views of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley and the Mayacama Mountain Range. The most recent masterpiece by Reiter Fine Home Building, the exquisite Montevigna property is reminiscent of classical Mediterranean style homes built centuries ago. Every detail was carefully thought out by its creator, weaving Old-World style and materials with contemporary green building techniques and hi-tech innovations such as photovoltaic cells that provide electricity for the home and state-of-the-art solar panels for domestic water use. Maurice Tegelaar and Nicki Naylor of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate are the listing agents. Asking price of the estate at 1124 Kenilworth is $5,250,000.Montevigna in Kenwood, Calif., mixes Old-World style with contemporary green building techniques.“Montevigna is a spectacular and very special property created lovingly by an artesian who travels the world collecting unique pieces to incorporate into his projects,” said Tegelaar. “We anticipate much interest in this stunning property.”A winding country lane takes visitors past rolling hills and vineyards to an impressive gated entry surrounded by walls of stone, quarried on site. The private driveway leads to an enchanting residence that feels transplanted from Europe centuries ago. Using the finest architectural resources and craftsmanship, the approximately 4,000-square-foot home is of incomparable quality and style, yet comfortable and relaxed for today’s contemporary wine country lifestyle.With two bedroom suites, plus a study with full en-suite bath, richly detailed library, and a separate guest house with full kitchen, Montevigna is constructed of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), an energy-saving product made from reclaimed materials. Other reclaimed items, like the massive oak front door imported from France, are sourced from Canada, Europe, Africa and the United States. Amenities of the property include an elevator, specially designed cook’s kitchen with Lacanche range, antique Carerra marble sink, custom cabinetry, prep island and professional grade stainless steel appliances, loggia, outdoor terraces, gardens, sun-splashed pool and spa with an antique fountain, outdoor grilling kitchen and three-car detached garage with adjacent wine cellar.For more information about the property, or to request a showing, contact Pacific Union’s Maurice Tegelaar at 707.934.2288 or Nicki Naylor at 707.934.2268.Pacific Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four star International Property Award in association with CNBC Europe and the London Daily Mirror for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit www.pacunion.com.

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