Realtor Designs Stunning Sonoma Home Inspired by Potential Buyers’ Wishlists
Most of us dream of the “perfect home”: spacious but comfortable, functional but beautiful; the list goes on. We all have our individual preferences, but there are a few common characteristics that potential buyers look for.
Sonoma-based real estate agent Regina Clyde knows the desires of potential buyers. Over the years, she has taken note of their likes, dislikes, and breakups. Now she has designed a house based on their preferences.
The result is an impressive property on Pueblo Avenue in Sonoma. Located just off the plaza, the 4,000-square-foot one-story structure is a modern take on a ranch-style home, complete with a pool, plenty of outdoor lounging areas, and an accessory living unit (ADU ), popular at the moment due to the increasing demand for expanded living space. The house, which was listed for $ 5,495,000, sold in just three days.
Clyde, a real estate agent with 14 years of experience selling and updating homes in Sonoma County, was new to home design when she started working on the Pueblo Avenue home plan. . “I went there with pencils, basically, with my two entrepreneurs,” she said.
She might be new to the house design game, but Clyde had a clear idea of what she wanted – and what she didn’t want. On the one hand, she was not going to design a typical farm property. In his opinion, the now ubiquitous farmhouse trend, with its white plank and slatted siding, was ready for an update. So she reversed the aesthetic and decided to paint the building black.
“That’s why I call him the black fox,” she said of the house. (Black Fox is also the name of the dark charcoal gray paint Clyde chose for the exterior of the house.)
With the help of Mickey Greer of Mickey Greer & Associates in Sonoma, Clyde made design choices that make the interior singularly subtle. Beautiful bamboo cabinets throughout the house provide storage and add warmth to the space; the cabinets are stained or bleached to create different shades. A coarse textured backsplash wall, sleek wood cabinetry, and modern light fixtures with simple angular shapes stand out in the kitchen. The great room and kitchen share a vaulted ceiling lower than the roof line to create a greater sense of privacy. Greer recommended this particular design, Clyde said, because most people like an airy space but also want to feel comfortable.
The Black Fox House has several covered outdoor spaces – top of homebuyers’ wish lists in these times of a pandemic. The roof extends over an outdoor relaxation area with a large sectional sofa next to an electric fireplace integrated into the wall. The ADU features a white kitchen with wood counters and a textured backsplash, a bright bedroom, and an adjacent covered outdoor dining area with a kitchen. All rooms are accessible from the pool, as the house and the ADU surround it on three sides. Click on the gallery above for a preview of the interior.