Japanese-inspired, environmentally friendly Californian compound for
SAN FRANCISCO, April 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One of California’s most desirable estates, known as the West Wind Estate, is currently up for sale for the first time in its history – a resort and winery Japanese-inspired and eco-friendly, listed for sale for US$18.5 million by Stephanie Lamarre and BG Bates of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. Situated on a sunny, tree-dotted slope in the exclusive and bucolic West Marin, near the sacred Black Mountain, the property consists of 13 acres overlooking the azure waters of Lake Nicasio.
Illustrating Japanese ‘Zen living’, the current owners enlisted famed architect Len Brackett (who also designed Larry Ellison’s iconic Japanese tearoom in Atherton, among many other famous structures) to help realize their vision to build beautiful homes that would blend into the earth and last a lifetime. Each West Wind Estate structure was built with durable, energy-efficient materials such as ancient Port Orford cedar, copper roofs, cherry wood floors and integral color plaster. Nevada City-based East Wind Construction Company, along with highly selected craftsmen from Japan, were chosen to execute the building using authentic Japanese carpentry practices – not a nail used anywhere.
West Wind Estate includes: a 278 square meter main residence with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms; a 204 square meter formal Japanese garden guest house; 223 square meter wine cellar with 4 meter ceilings designed to host events; a 0.8 hectare vineyard of pinot noir and cabernet franc with 777 clones for the coastal climate (1,800 vines); a 167 square meter Minka-style cellar with radiant heating and custom lighting; orchards of olive trees and mature fruit trees; and much more.
“The property is unlike any other and is truly next-level,” said listing agents Stephanie Lamarre and BG Bates of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, who specialize in high-end, exclusive Marin County properties. “Having a totally eco-friendly and private retreat of this scale and craftsmanship in this breathtaking setting is rare. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Lamarre. “It’s Zen realized.”
Other key features include a solar panel, well and spring water, 189,000 liter spring fed swimming pool, generators, electric car chargers and private roads to create an eco-friendly lifestyle. environmentally friendly and sustainable, all just an hour’s drive from San Francisco.
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Kevin Daniel Dwyer