Terrace by Round Barn ENHANCES BIOPHILIC DESIGN with NEW SOLAR TOWNHOMES in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove Neighborhood

Terrace by Round Barn is a new community in Santa Rosa’s desirable Fountaingrove neighborhood.  The community of solar-powered townhomes is designed to increase resident’s connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct and indirect nature, and spaces for healthier living.  Terrace by Round Barn takes this biophilic design concept several steps forward.

Offering three bedrooms and two- and one-half baths in 1,884 interior square feet, Terrace by Round Barn includes additional indoor-outdoor spaces that will transform everyday life.  The den opens to a deep patio, perfect for weekend barbecues.  Upstairs, the living room reveals an expansive deck and the dining room features a breeze-catching balcony.  Imagine the al fresco suppers, cool morning coffees and stargazing evenings you’ll enjoy.

Additional features make Terrace by Round Barn even more distinctive.  GE® Café Pro kitchen appliances, solar system and Alula Connect are all included. Options include adding an additional powder bath downstairs, a home office, or downstairs fourth bedroom and full bathroom. Prices start at $699,990.

Surrounded by natural beauty and a gateway to the scenic Russian River Valley, the Santa Rosa setting in Sonoma County is just 45 minutes north of San Francisco.  The region is one of California’s top food and wine destinations, home to more than 425 wineries ranging from rustic to regal.  Hike among towering redwoods, cruise along the rugged Pacific coastline and get to know inviting towns.

Sonoma County is the new heart and soul of California wine country and has gone from a weekend escape for many to home for a growing number of full or part time residents.  They are eager to trade the crowds of San Francisco, the East Bay and Silicon Valley for the natural wonders and farm to table lifestyle of living in wine country.

Undoubtedly the pandemic has changed perspective on how we live, especially with the growing acceptance by employers for working remotely. Professionals can now widen their net to include buying a home further afield, and northern Santa Rosa in the Russian River Valley is allowing many to afford owning a new home for less per month than what they were previously paying.

In addition to the solar panel system included in the price, energy savings features can be found in every home at Round Barn in NEST Thermostats, ENERGY STAR appliances and a pre-plumbed all-electric car charging station.  These homes, with farmhouse-style architecture and attached two-car garages, are surrounded by community-centric amenities like a pool, spa, cabanas, clubhouse, playground, parks and community garden (pictured below).  Hiking trails, great schools, and wide open views of the surrounding hills are additional perks of living at Terrace by Round Barn.

“Terrace by Round Barn offers a distinctive opportunity to make a stronger connection with the natural environment,” said Phil Kerr, CEO at City Ventures.  “Buyers who have always wanted the Russian River Valley lifestyle but have been tied to their desk in the City, are now free to find more space at a better price here in wine country.  These homes are built for the future, being some of the most energy efficient on the market.”

The proximity to verdant vineyards dotting the golden rolling hills cannot be overstated. Santa Rosa is smack dab in the heart of Sonoma wine country at the southern end of the Russian River Valley. Renowned for its sterling viticulture, the region draws budding wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike to sample the grape. These fine vintages can be found in the wonderful array of restaurants and pubs in nearby Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Calistoga and downtown Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa has seen a renaissance with pedestrian-friendly Fourth Street, full of lively outdoor entertainment, art galleries, unique shops, and even wellness events such as outdoor yoga. South of Street (SOFA) with its coffeehouses, art galleries and experimental theater has an artsy vibe while Old Town is ideal for antiquing in lovely historic buildings that date back to 1906.

Recreational pursuits are also in abundance with easy access to the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River as well as local and regional parks like Armstrong Redwoods National Preserve, Howarth Park, Spring Lake and Annadel State Park. Locally referred to as “Central Park”, Annadel is comprised of three lakes including a reservoir and has everything from trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, to tennis and softball courts, parcourse fitness circuit, boating rental, an animal barn, pony rides, a simulated 1863 C.P. Huntington steam train, and last but certainly not least, the “Land of Imagination” play area for kids.

For those contemplating a move from the frenetic city life to a relaxed state of mind in a natural setting, Santa Rosa and the Russian River Valley are much more than the sum of their parts. Just 55 miles north of San Francisco and a world away from the challenges of urban living, Santa Rosa and its surrounding towns offer easy access to the City by car or, increasingly by SMART train and ferry, for those days when one still needs to go into the office or desires some city entertainment.

So go ahead and dream of a life where you can ride through vineyards, hike the coast, or paddle down the Russian River. Go to the farmers market in the morning, enjoy a dinner outside on your patio in the evening, and to bed at night with nothing but the soft whisper of a breeze lulling you to sleep. Work from home, and enjoy the fact that, now for less than you were paying in the city, you have your own home with a two-car garage and plenty of extra space, both inside and outside, to invite friends up for late harvest wine tasting. The options are endless.

This is the design that will change everything, from how you relax in your home to how you’ll share its spaces with friends.  Terrace by Round Barn is a chance to make it a priority to add more sunlight and breezes to your future.

For more information call (707) 657-3353 and visit www.TerraceFountaingrove.com. Round Barn is located at 208 Semillon Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.