196 Meadowlark Lane, Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Vineyard Estate
This spectacular Sonoma Valley vineyard home offers dramatic vineyard and hills views from every room. Enjoy superb indoor-outdoor entertaining on the wrap around decks on both levels of the recently expanded Mediterranean home. The living room, kitchen and dining areas are on the upper level to take full advantage of the views, and are easily accessed from the wrought iron staircase or convenient elevator. All three bedrooms are ensuite, with luxurious cabinetry, tile and granite, and heated floors in the lower level baths. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, quality appliances and granite counters. Ceilings are 9 feet, and flooring is Travertine plank and Brazilian cherry.
It is located on approx. 4.34 acres total, just 10 minutes south of the historic town of Sonoma, and less than an hour from San Francisco. The vineyard has the distinction of being in the both the Carneros and the Sonoma Valley AVA growing regions, and the Chardonnay grapes from this vineyard are prized for their complexity. The home is currently used as a successful vacation rental, and has a 4 bedroom septic, which potentially might allow for future expansion or guest house.
Sotheby’s International Realty realtor Terry Crisler’s expertise in the complex details of luxury marketing has been instrumental in helping her clients to successfully fulfill their goals. Having sold real estate in both southern and northern California, Terry brings a wealth of knowledge in a variety of skill sets, as well as a wide range of contacts for networking buyer and seller needs. The innovative resources she provides her clients set her apart from the rest.
Terry’s business background has been a great preparation for real estate sales. Prior to her career in real estate, she worked in the wine industry, proceeded by five years working in real estate finance. During this time, she also acquired her contractor’s license and worked with her family’s construction business. Terry is well versed in design and staging, and has remodeled three of her own homes and assisted many others to do the same. Terry also has first-hand experience with investment properties.
In response to the financial challenges of the recent recession, Terry has been Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designated by the National Association of Realtors and has a successful track record in the complicated processes required with these transactions. She is a strong believer in continued professional education, and stays up to date on the latest information and technology. Terry’s experience in social media marketing has made her a go-to advisor with her real estate associates. She also gives back by teaching negotiation workshops for professionals. Her ability to successfully negotiate the best possible deal is a great asset for her clients.
Terry knows it’s critical to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the local market trends in order to provide up to date information to her clients. Her experience has taught her that communication and attention to detail are vital to a successful transaction. From previewing prospective properties for your consideration, preparing your home to sell, professionally marketing your property, expertly negotiating the contract, through the complex details of escrow, she takes pride in offering a superior level of professionalism coupled with caring, personal customer service. Known for her warm unflappable demeanor, she continues to earn her the loyalty of her clients, and the respect of the brokerage community.
Her husband is a business owner in the wine industry, and they are the empty-nest parents to three young adults. They are involved in several charitable and community programs and enjoy the active lifestyle that makes living in wine country so special.