Scott Kalmbach’s Healdsburg Listing Catches Attention of SF Gate
August 25, 2017
Hot Property: Healdsburg estate doubles as vacation home
Lisa Hauswirth and her family often rent out their second home in Healdsburg, but when she’s lucky enough to get out there, the home has a special spot that calls to her.
“Regardless of time of day or the time the year, that swing on the front porch has an extraordinary view,” Hauswirth said. “It’s a place to sit and have coffee in the morning or read a book in the afternoon.”
The tranquil estate at 10605 Chalk Hill Road sits on 7 acres overlooking the Alexander Valley, and the Wine Country home offers enticing outdoor spaces, including a pool, hot tub and bocce court.
The remodeled three-bedroom, three-bathroom Ranch home includes an abundance of built-in features, picture windows and natural light. Delivered fully furnished, the home is full of accessories like artwork, custom lighting and that porch swing.
A vaulted, beamed ceiling with exposed trusses shelters the living room and a raised fireplace warms the open space. Windows frame views of the rolling foothills and a hardwood floor spans the room. There’s a built-in media center beside a sliding glass door opening to a wood deck with a hot tub. From the opposite end of the living room, a short corridor leads to a dining area, where a wine cabinet stands along a wall. Another wood-burning fireplace anchors the space and sliding glass doors open to a wood deck. The dining room shares the area with a country kitchen featuring a farmhouse sink, a breakfast bar and center island.
Display cabinets accent the kitchen and task lights illuminate the counters. Professional appliances outfit the kitchen and a wine refrigerator is in the center island.
“The kitchen is worthy of a Martha Stewart cooking show,” said Rahdi Ahern of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is listing the home with Scott Kalmbach for $3.2 million.
A carpeted master suite includes a sumptuous spa bathroom with dual vanities, a walk-in shower and a luxurious soaking tub set beside picture windows that frame the Wine Country setting.
The home makes the most of its bucolic setting with a multitude of decks and patios. An oval pool is in front of the home, as is the bocce court and a verdant lawn. The pebble patio provides a space for alfresco dining while a stone walkway weaves across the yard.
Ahern points to the home’s track record as a coveted short-term rental property as added incentive.
“This property is one of the most popular VRBO retreats in Healdsburg, with a well-established clientele and profitable track record,” she said. “A great team of professionals handle maintenance, landscaping, cleaning and property management.”
The rental business and its website are included in the sale, she added.
Learn more at www.10605chalkhill.com.
Listing agents: Radhi Ahern and Scott Kalmbach, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 531-2981, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 10605 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg
Price: $3.2 million
Features: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury home in Healdsburg set on a 7-acre estate. The landscape includes a four-car garage and a children’s playhouse, as well as dramatic views of the Alexander Valley. Inside, the home has a large family room with a built-in entertainment center, along with a kitchen equipped with custom cabinets, a breakfast bar and a large island.
Open home: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
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