Bay Area exodus to Russian River Valley causes single-family home sales in Sonoma to rise 26.6%
SANTA ROSA, CA (November 9, 2020) – City Ventures, California’s leading builder of eco-friendly solar all-electric homes, announced today the opening of Round Barn, a new community of solar-powered townhomes for sale in Santa Rosa’s most desirable neighborhood of Fountaingrove.
Combining farmhouse architecture with modern amenities, Round Barn offers the serenity of Sonoma County with convenient access to downtown Santa Rosa’s vibrant nightlife, and is located just 45 minutes from San Francisco at the gateway to the beautiful Russian River Valley.
“At Round Barn we designed a beautiful solar all-electric modern farmhouse in an incredible location. We also made sure our floor plans included the flexibility to create a home office or fourth bedroom,” said Phil Kerr, CEO of City Ventures. “During these uncertain times, today’s buyer will appreciate the security of owning their own three- to four-bedroom home at an affordable price. Given today’s historically low-interest rates, this translates to a monthly payment that may be substantially less than what many are currently paying in rent around the Bay Area.”
Inspired by the heritage of the local neighborhood with upgraded amenities and cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies, Round Barn offers traditional farmhouse architecture with three- to four-bedrooms townhomes that feature 1,735 to 1,925 square feet of living space, and first-floor dens which can be converted into convenient home offices or additional bedrooms.
To take advantage of Sonoma County’s great weather, the new homes also include inviting enclosed porches, courtyards, and second-floor decks, with common area features that include outdoor gathering areas, a large community pool, hot tub, playground area, and quick access to area trails and network of bike paths.
Residents at Round Barn benefit from close proximity to both downtown Santa Rosa and the Russian River Valley with its legendary restaurants, award-winning tasting rooms, famous apple orchards, and farm-to-table lifestyle. For families with children, they can attend some of the city’s high-performing public schools, including Santa Rosa High School, former winner of the California Gold Ribbon Award, as well as four other charter schools.
Round Barn offers numerous choices among plans, geographic orientation, interior colors, upgrades, and location within the community that include views of nearby vineyards and rolling hills. For peace of mind, each home is backed by a one-year fit and finish warranty in addition to a 10-year limited warranty.
Inside the homes, City Ventures has installed an unusually high level of standard amenities, including hand-set tub and shower tile walls, Bosch ENERGY STAR® appliances, energy-saving induction cooktops, a hybrid water heater with heat pump technology, Schlage keyless entries, Internet-connected advanced home technology, the NEST® thermostat for complete home comfort and included solar panels that can be used to charge an electric car in every garage.
For residents looking for even larger homes, City Ventures’ nearby Fox Hollow and Reserve communities offer five- to six-bedroom homes with up 3,210 square feet of living space starting in the mid $600,000’s.
About City Ventures
City Ventures is a rapidly growing California homebuilder focused on repositioning underutilized real estate into residential housing in supply-constrained coastal urban infill areas, as well as high-demand suburban locations. It focuses on the construction of townhomes, condominiums, lofts, mixed-use, live-work, and single-family detached homes in the Southern and Northern California coastal urban infill neighborhoods. City Ventures is based in San Francisco and Irvine, California, and currently owns and controls over 8,000 lots in California.