Cloverdale Lake property, two homes, workshop on 287 Ac.

Cloverdale Lake property, two homes, workshop on 287 Ac.

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Stunning Lakeside setting just 10 minutes to downtown Cloverdale, shopping and restaurants. A Perfectly Private Mountain Lake on 287 +/- acres in three separate parcels. Very nice 2200 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath home with a separate apartment over the carriage house.

Also features a three car garage, a 30′ x 40′ Workshop plus carports, a 40′ x 80′ agricultural building on a separate parcel. In recorded history, Preston Lake, which holds more than 1 million gallons of water, has never gone dry. It provides great recreation; swimming, boating and fishing for the whole family and guests plus a view to die for.Kitchen table

For a private tour or more information call Ron L Welsh at 707-523-3300 or Irene Turner at 707-481-9015.

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SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS- 335 BOYCE ST. SANTA ROSA, CA

Sonoma County Properties Presents- 335 Boyce St. in Santa Rosa’s historic “West End District”.

This charming bungalow is a West End Classic. It is small but it really makes the most of what it has. Refinished Hardwood floors, two bedrooms and one bath, living room, dining area and laundry room / mud porch. The Garage space has been converted really cool Art Studio / Workshop /Music room. It features lots of light and at the north end it opens up into an amazing Solarium with s marble and stone inlaid floors.

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The home is part of Santa Rosa’s Historic “West End” District that really seems to be undergoing a gentrification. This property is offered at $399,000. [Read more…]

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS-9 Morning Sun Dr. Petaluma

Sonoma County Properties Presents-9 Morning Sun Dr. Petaluma CA. Location! Location! Location! Million Dollar Panoramic VIEWS! Ten minute walk to downtown Petaluma and a 45 minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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GRATON – #31 OF THE 100 REASONS WE LOVE LIVING IN SONOMA COUNTY

Graton is my town; one of my favorite small towns here in Sonoma County and another reason that we love living in Sonoma County. This tiny, one block long town sits in the middle of a beautiful valley, bordered by Sebastopol on the south, Occidental on the west, Forestville to the north and Santa Rosa to the east. Just discovering this small portion of Sonoma County’s “Wine County” is delightful; choosing to live here is remarkable. The climate is temperate, the rolling hills and valleys are covered with oaks, vineyard, orchards and gardens. The back roads that wind through the area are immensely enjoyable.

Graton-Main Street looking West; Circa 1915

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SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS – MODERN VIEW HOME IN SEBASTOPOL

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS – MODERN VIEW HOME IN SEBASTOPOL.

This home brings the natural elements together with a contemporary design and amazing views, all the way to the Pacific.

On a clear day you can get a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean

End of the lane privacy gives you QUIET, Seclusion and long views of valley and hills.

This wonderful home was created to calm and to inspire. Modern design features three bedrooms, two baths and two large bonus rooms (also with expansive views) that could be your art or yoga studio, hobby or game rooms.

Property is fenced and cross-fenced. a hot tub, a waterfall, a patio, and a gated circular drive complete this extraordinary property.

Enjoy the sunsets from window or patio or while roaming the almost 5 acres.

Wolf Range, Sub Zero Refrigerator and Wine cooler.

Offered at $1,095,000.

To see this amazing property call Ron at 707-823-2533 

Ron L. Welsh and Sonoma County Properties

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SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS #7 OF 7 ON “MAKING YOUR HOME MORE SUSTAINABLE”

You don’t have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.
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Today Sonoma County Properties is publishing the last article I have written on this subject. One BIG thing you can do (this may require some skill or a cash investment on your part) and a few smaller things (that anyone can do) that will make a difference in your savings, your comfort or your “carbon footprint”. 

1. Install a biomass boiler. Although maybe more realistic for a commercial building; study this innovative way to cut petroleum use in heating systems. They require a hefty up-front investment.

2. Use a garbage disposal. If you don't have the time or the room to compost, using a garbage disposal can be greener than putting organic matter into the garbage.

3. Buy your energy from a renewable source. There may also be options where you can purchase your power from LOCAL renewable sources.

4. Buy a programmable thermostat. Why have the heat or air up when you're not at home? Use a programmable thermostat to maximize your energy savings.

5. Use motion sensor lights in areas like closets. If you find that you often forget to turn the light off when you slip into your closet or storage area, use a motion sensor light instead. It'll turn on when you're using it and turn off when you leave.

6. Design for the future; this can save you thousands. When planning a redesign of your home, make sure you account for age, new family members and other life changes. That way you won't find yourself needing to do another remodel a few years down the road.

7. Look at energy ratings. Don't buy appliances or electronics without doing a little research into their energy ratings. A little up-front research could save you money down the line.

8. Make sure the wood you use in your home is harvested from sustainable sources. You don't want your new deck to be made of wood that came from a virgin rainforest, so double check this.

9. Use wheat and strawboard. These building materials are made from sustainably harvested materials.

Here are a couple of ideas to reduce the amount of water you're using every day.

10. Use soaker hoses and drip irrigation. These are much more efficient ways to water your outdoor plants.

11. Water reclamation. You can use a system to capture all of the rain runoff from roof and gutters and store it in large tanks or even just an open rain barrel can allow you to save the water which you can then use for your plants, yard, etc.

So; in closing I would like to say that the subject is bigger than all of us. I think there may be something we can all learn from each other on the subject. I would also like to warn you; watch out for “greenwashing” that would be products labeled as green just to boost their saleability. Do your homework and look beneath the surface. If you would like to discuss this or any other real estate matter, please call

Ron L. Welsh & Sons

Sonoma County Properties

at 707-823-2533

7 Generations of Buying and Selling Sonoma County Real Estate

7 Generations of Building a Great Reputation!

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SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS #6 OF 7 ON “MAKING YOUR HOME MORE SUSTAINABLE”

You don’t have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.

In the next week, Sonoma County Properties will publish the last couple of articles I have written on this subject.

I will give you at least one BIG thing you can do (this may require some skill or a cash investment on your part) and a few smaller things (that anyone can do) that will make a difference in your savings, comfort or “carbon footprint”.

1. Wind power. Installing a wind turbine could be a great way to produce your own energy.  Start with consulting an expert in the field to see if it is feasible and worth the investment in your location.  [Read more…]

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS- THE HISTORY OF SOLAR POWER

Sonoma County Properties Presents the History of Solar Power. You may know us for our articles on “making your home more sustainable”. Using the sun is one of the best methods, whether it’s adding a photovoltaic system (electricity generating solar panels) or preheating your water (black plastic pipes in the sunshine).

Ever wondered how Solar Energy came into our lives? This Solar Timeline looks at all the milestone events of the Solar journey. You may be surprised to see just how long humans have been utilizing the power of the sun and also inspired by the innovative ways we have been doing it. For instance did you know that the first Photovoltiac reaction was [Read more…]

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS #5 OF 7 ON “MAKING YOUR HOME MORE SUSTAINABLE”

You don’t have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.

In the next week, Sonoma County Properties will give you the last few articles I have written on this subject.

I will give you at least one BIG thing you can do (this may require some skill or a cash investment on your part) and a few smaller things (that anyone can do) that will make a difference in your savings, comfort or “carbon footprint”.

1. Metal roofing. Metal roofing is really durable, it doesn't have to be the ugly. There are many great looking options for metal roofs and they can last sixty years or more.

2. Invest in insulation. There are few things as essential to greening your home like providing it with good insulation. Almost as important as having insulation is having it installed correctly. This is a big subject, call me for the details.

3. Weather strips. Inexpensive weather strips can help protect your home from losing heat and cool, saving you money and reducing that carbon footprint. [Read more…]