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13400 Anderson Valley Way, Magical and Spectacular “Stoney Bottom”

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Offered at: 
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: 
Anderson Valley
Bedrooms: 
4 bd
Bathrooms: 
3.5 ba
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Property Summary: 

A rare approximately 6 acre Anderson Valley bottom property with 3 homes, an amazing garden, outbuildings, pavilions, hillside views and a protected creek with fish and wild life to call your own!

Named for its creek side origins - no stone left unturned - this property has evolved over 16+ years with much walking, talking, and drinking of glasses of wine by its creators and cultivators, Walt and Ginger Valen. For 20 years Walt was the Director of the 60 acre Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park (now the San Francisco Botanical Garden). Stoney Bottom was purchased in 2000, after Walt’s retirement. Over time they have created their own botanical garden with rolling lawns and garden rooms based on the English strolling model. There are thousands of varieties of plants from around the world, some rare and many unusual; a rhododendron garden, “Yellow Garden”, “Star Garden”, “JuJu’s Garden”, cutting garden, conifer garden and the redwood grove. In early to mid-spring the garden is washed in color with tens of thousands of narcissus and other Spring blooming bulbs. Raised beds in the sunny vegetable garden provide food for the table. An enormous, stunning Black Walnut takes center stage overlooking the gorgeous, expansive, rolling lawns and pavilions.

Highlights: A total of three dwelling structures; all remodeled with porches and decks overlooking parts of the garden.  

Charming, and remodeled “Little House”, owner’s main home (structure #1): • 2 bedroom, 1 bath • TV room • Living room • Charming kitchen opens to a large, ground level sunny deck with expansive views of the spectacular lawn and gardens • Small garage or storage space (not large enough for a full sized car), a 10x12’ storage shed and a carport • Fully furnished with beautiful unique furniture.

The enchanting, remodeled “Cottage” – Former dance studio (structure #2): • Approximately 540 SqFt • Fully equipped kitchen • 1 bath • Gas burning fireplace; vaulted ceilings • Small dining and seating areas • 2 Private decks with views of gardens and lawn • Washer & Dryer & on-demand water heater • Fully furnished with hand selected pieces • Great for a guest suite or short term rental. Permit required for short term rentals

The beautifully remodeled Abbey Annex incorporating “The Suite” and the “Garden Room” has been designed as a stand-alone 2 bdrm -2 bath house at approx. 2,080 SqF. Both “The Suite” and “The Garden Room” have separate entrances with connecting doors through an interior hallway (structure #3): “The Suite” (approximately 640 SqFt) • An efficiency kitchen • Bath with spa tub • Access to a fabulous deck with views of the gardens • Gas burning fireplace; vaulted ceilings • Small dining and seating areas • On-demand water heater • Fully furnished with unique hand-selected pieces.  The “Garden Room” (Approximately 1,440 SqFt). Is accessed through a front door or a connecting doorway from “The Suite”) • A “Great Room” for parties and events can accommodate up to 100 both in & outdoors • 1 bathroom • Beautiful stainless steel kitchen with a large unique bar integrated into the Great Room • Wood burning stove, 4 skylights (4’x4’) • 8’ glass doors open onto a 20’x32’ deck overlooking the property, the garden and for viewing spectacular sunsets • On demand hot water heater • Beautifully furnished • Garden Room is designed for potential use as a guest suite, or an additional short-term rental. Permit required for rental

Other Features:

• 3 Dramatic Pavilions- each 16’x16’ - fabulous for events • 3.5 of the six acres are fully landscaped with beautiful plantings, with potential for another 1+ acre for vanity vineyard or olive grove • 1,100 running feet along Anderson Creek, (protected by Fish and Game) • 8’ Deer fencing surrounds the property (fence lines do not follow property lines in places) • 3 Septic systems • 3 wells – One main high producing well is the only one currently in use. There are 2 other hand dug wells that are not in use at this time • Many hand selected pots, statuary and garden art stay with the property and are included in sale- Please ask for inclusions/exclusions • Some farming equipment is included in sale- Please ask for the list • Most furnishings are included in sale • Nearly 6 acres, 3 separate parcels • One mile to town - a flat stroll into charming Boonville for coffee, breakfast, dinner, or a glass of Anderson Valley Pinot • Boonville airport 1.4m from Stoney Bottom; you are allowed to park your plane and your vehicle at the airport, hop in your car and drive to Stoney Bottom - a 40 minute plane ride from San Francisco • Approximately 2 hours’ drive from San Francisco or Napa and 1.:15 minutes from Santa Rosa • Property has potential for retreats, weddings, events and short term rentals – Buyer to check with city/county on any permits/restrictions

More about some of what’s in the garden:
65 ornamental trees, a young redwood grove, a dramatic single alle of deciduous trees, a spectacular collection of unusual plants including over 20+ Japanese Maples, 40+ Peonies, lilies, day lilies, hellebores, rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, ornamental grasses, conifers, cedars, gingkoes, truffle inoculated English oaks, a 100’x100’ lawn, and a 30’x30’ lawn. Native oaks, bays, ash, black walnut and wildflowers make their home on the property. • Local Attractions: the valley wine Industry featuring Pinots and wine Festivals, Anderson Valley brewery and Beer Festival. 30 Miles to the spectacular Mendocino coast. 

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