26495 Asti Road
The Colony House at Asti, circa 1912 has been a Sonoma County Landmark for more than a century. Nestled on 15.81+/- bucolic acres in Northern California's renowned Alexander Valley this stately residence played a prominent role in the rich history of Asti and the Italian Swiss Colony Winery. It served as the headquarters, living quarters and entertainment center for the winery. Numerous dignitaries and even royalty were entertained there. Later it was the personal residence for the superintendent and his family.
The legacy of this landmark property has endured through generations and it continues to be a cherished place for family and friends to gather and celebrate life. This enchanting estate consists of the main residence; the Colony House, a guest house, caretaker’s cottage, equipment storage barn and several outbuildings with gorgeous gardens, an orchard and approximately 8 acres planted to cabernet sauvignon. The offering is two separate legal parcels that comprise a total of 15.81+/- acres. The zoning is LIA B6 40.
The main residence has been updated for a modern lifestyle yet retains the charm and grace of an earlier time. The classic, timeless look of Colony House is a fusion of design elements from both Colonial and Greek Revival architecture. Some of the hallmark features of these styles evident in the main house are the expansive front porch supported by tall columns and the exterior dentil moldings that add to its regal look.
Comprised of 4804+/- square feet, The Colony House at Asti boasts six generous sized bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Vineyard views stretching for miles can be seen from every room. The home features elaborate window trim, wainscoting, 10-foot ceilings and 12-inch baseboard throughout. Gas fireplaces serve two of the bedrooms including the master suite which also has a large sitting area. An ensuite bedroom located on the main level provides privacy for guests.
The foyer opens to the living room and large picture windows that showcase lovely pastoral Wine Country views. The family room features hardwood floors, a wood burning stove, a wall of built-in bookshelves and is a great place to relax and watch a movie. The large formal dining room can easily accommodate large dinner parties or extended family and friends at the holidays. At the HEART of the home is a large, gourmet kitchen which features a generous, versatile center island, a six burner Wolf range with side grill, custom cabinetry and a wood burning stove. There is a large walk-in pantry and dining area.
French doors from the kitchen open to a 400+/- square foot screened outdoor room with views to large majestic oak trees and Alexander Valley vineyards that is ideal for outdoor dining and gatherings. A beautiful wrap around porch extends the living space outdoors providing additional space for entertaining. A 250+/- square foot concrete floor basement, a generous sized laundry room and a separate office complete the main residence at this unique property.
The 820+/- sf guest house at The Colony House at Asti was built in 1993. It is one level with, a large bedroom in addition to one bath, laundry center, and oversized large storage closet. There is a full kitchen with tile floors and living room with bay windows and hardwood floors. The adjacent caretaker’s cottage at The Colony House at Asti features 600+/- square feet with one bedroom and one bath. The agricultural equipment storage barn has 1400+/- square feet cement floor with an overhead roll-up door and approximately 16-foot ceilings. It also contains a 14x14 foot inner storage room and a 14X14 foot loft.
This Alexander Valley Wine Country estate enjoys its location near Healdsburg, a destination town known for its historic central plaza, tasting rooms, boutique shopping and 5 star restaurants. Approximately 1.5 hours from San Francisco, just 5 minutes to Geyserville and 12 minutes to Healdsburg, the Colony House at Asti is ideally located in the Sonoma County Wine Country.
This is a rare opportunity to own a legacy property, a piece of California History, and participate in the dream of owning a piece of Sonoma County’s alluring Wine Country lifestyle.