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This sprawling Sonoma estate for sale wants a Bitcoin offer

Anna Marie Erwert July 31, 2021

Houses for crypto is a growing trend in Bay Area real estate

Santa Rosa homes on sprawling acreage with pools aren’t exactly unique in North Bay real estate, but when the buyer can pay for them in Bitcoin, things get interesting. 

The property at 2600 Warrington Road in Santa Rosa offers over 17 acres. It includes a custom-built main home with a wine cellar, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool, as well as a separate and fully equipped one bedroom cottage with an office.

Listing agent Lisa Thomas told SFGATE the decision to offer the home for both $3.3 million cash or Bitcoin came from the seller. “Our client is very knowledgeable about Bitcoin,” she said. “We had to search far and wide to find an escrow and title company who could handle this, but they are starting to move with the times.”

Indeed, the idea of “cash-less” transactions, in which crypto trades hands instead of American dollars is catching on in the Bay Area. Realtor.com just released a list of homes for sale that allow crypto that includes a home in San Francisco. It’s also a national trend, being noticed and supported by large internet mortgage companies like Rocket Mortgage, where buyers can learn about how to buy homes with cryptocurrency.

Thomas said she is unaware of other crypto transactions to date in Sonoma County, but she expects that to change. “I think we will see a lot more of [these transactions],” Thomas said. “Those who hold digital currency need liquidity,” which real estate provides.

The home is 4,400 square feet and offers sweeping views. 
Nic MeerholzThe home is 4,400 square feet and offers sweeping views. 
It's a custom built abode, with a unique geometric design and exposed beam accents. 
Nic MeerholzIt’s a custom built abode, with a unique geometric design and exposed beam accents. 
A fireplace warms the space while a wall of windows brings in natural light. 
Nic MeerholzA fireplace warms the space while a wall of windows brings in natural light. 
This bedroom is on the home's main level. 
Nic MeerholzThis bedroom is on the home’s main level. 
An office and library under this conical ceiling and skylight make for a unique work-from-home experience. 
Nic MeerholzAn office and library under this conical ceiling and skylight make for a unique work-from-home experience. 
The home's primary suite is on its upper level. 
Nic MeerholzThe home’s primary suite is on its upper level. 
No wine country estate is complete without a wine cellar. 
Nic MeerholzNo wine country estate is complete without a wine cellar. 
A wrap around deck/patio brings the jaw-dropping views closer. 
Nic MeerholzA wrap around deck/patio brings the jaw-dropping views closer. 
There is also an additional one-bedroom home. 
Nic MeerholzThere is also an additional one-bedroom home. 
Inside the ADU/guest house is a full kitchen, bed and bath, plus office.
Nic MeerholzInside the ADU/guest house is a full kitchen, bed and bath, plus office.
The pool, surrounded by palms, is a private oasis. An outdoor kitchen and patio complete the serene setting.  Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert. 
Nic MeerholzThe pool, surrounded by palms, is a private oasis. An outdoor kitchen and patio complete the serene setting. Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.