Kenwood Vista Modern


An ambitious work of luxurious modernity inspired by the serenity and stillness of nature, this 6.2-acre property offers a sense of privacy as unique and timeless as its setting. The single level, brand new home is located within a private enclave of 19 estate parcels, is dramatically positioned against an outcrop of  basalt rocks, capturing panoramic south facing views of Annadel State Park, the Sonoma Valley mountain ranges, and beyond.

The grandly scaled auto courtyard of Italian porcelain tile flows seamlessly through the 11 ft. high entrance and into the expansive living space designed with a palette and finishes sympathetic and reflective of the natural surroundings. Extravagant 15’6”ft ceilings, punctuated by walls of board form concrete, exposed structural steel and 10 ft tall telescoping Fleetwood sliding doors opening to patio and sweeping views of the immediate natural world and the hills beyond. Abundant ceiling height windows flood the room with light and engage the senses.  The living room is an area of comfort and inspiration, a place to relish each moment. The adjacent dining room offers equally inspiring views; a floor to ceiling glass showpiece 1,000+ bottle wine cellar, and views to the outdoor world.  The open plan space continues to the superbly appointed kitchen with double waterfall island counters of Italian quartzsite, rift cut oak cabinets and Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, including 8 burner stove and spacious working pantry room with additional sink and dishwasher. Adjoining family room features views to the gardens and pool and 10’ ft ceilings that continue from the kitchen.

The privately situated master suite creates a sublime retreat from the world with floor to ceiling windows framing everchanging views of the surrounding hills and canyons. Walnut flooring and sumptuous bathroom with free standing tub and seamless entry double rainhead shower leading to private balcony. The master retreat also features a corner deck, providing a unique perspective and a space for quiet and reflection.  Two luxurious additional bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms open to outside patios overlooking the gardens. Large office with bathroom and outside patio is nearby. Generous laundry room with numerous cabinets for storage or craft activities.

The outside world unfolds to a 12,000 sf expanse of new lawn amidst a grove of valley oaks providing opportunities only limited by the imagination. Indigenous rocks and boulders erupt randomly throughout the lawn, appearing as natural earth sculptures. Outdoor firepit/living space sits in a shady locale right off the kitchen/family room entrance. A 15’ x 30 pool, with auto cover, is carved into the hillside and is easily accessed from the lawn and outdoor spaces. Extensive outdoor dining terrace of Italian porcelain tile is accessed by the living and dining spaces and includes a full outdoor kitchen with large Wolf BBQ and multiple dining and lounging areas. A detached 3 car garage with carport and auto courtyard provides extensive vehicle accommodations. The owner’s favorite aspect of the house is its “abundance of social space.”

Holly Bennett