Sonoma County real estate agent. Healdsburg Sotheby's associate with interests in architecture, green building, classic fixers, and country property. Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley Vineyard specialist with wine country estates as a particular specialty. Dave can also help find the perfect weekend getaway or river front cottage.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The joy of back road real estate searching is uncovering treasures. Coleman Valley Road in Sonoma County is loaded with photographic bait, from old barns and meadows to stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean as you descend from the coastal ridge. Start in Occidental or start on the coast, but do...
Not everyone has to have a sheetrock ceiling. This home in the Dry Creek Valley has a spectacularly crafted open beam ceiling with knot-free wood for the exposed sheathing. It's a stunning display of builder's art and architectural tradition executed with appreciation for the materials that allo...
Sonoma County is justly famous for wine, but there is a long history that includes logging as a key industry. This photo of redwood logs in Cloverdale indicates lumber is not just a historical fact, but an on-going effort. This renewable resource provides the financial underpinnings to maintain ...
The Gingko has always been one of my favorite trees. Beautiful and unique green colors in the spring and a special yellow in the fall. One of the most striking features is the shape of the leaves, nearly triangular in shape. If you get a chance to visit our Healdsburg Sotheby's office you will s...
Great beauty doesn't have to be complicated. Choice of color, patterns, and materials can create wonder and harmony. This snapshot of a small section of an entrance to a home in Healdsburg is simple, but the overall impact of the larger wall and path is major. This is a soothing location and al...
A year ago I was advising Sonoma County home buyers to move fast. Prices were rising and inventory was in short supply. The only update needed for that post in 2014 is to say that prices are still rising, but they're starting a lot higher than they were a year ago and that fewer homes are availab...
I have been working with Blu Homes clients to find lots and land to build on in Sonoma County this year. Hiking new property is one of my favorite pastimes, so this has been an enjoyable chore. The hardest part of the job is explaining how a raw piece of land can end up costing so much money once...
I'm always amazed that mild weather California has almost as dramatic a color display as New England. Almost. It's hard to match east coast maples and other hardwoods. We give it a try with our vineyards. Today's image is looking north in the Dry Creek Valley and features the full fall palette.
When California became part of the United States in 1848 it was necessary to make arrangements to honor the property rights of the existing landowners. Much of the territory of the state was in huge ranchos that had been granted as patronage to pioneers, favored military aides, and others. The U...
There are few things more charming than a white picket fence. This Healdsburg property has a couple of modest bungalows, but the grace of the property isn't provided by the structures, but by the fence and front garden it frames. It doesn't hurt to have a major tree like the walnut in this ya...