Welcome Home to Cedar Gables Cedar Gables Mansion is a perfect family home. Originally built as a single family home it has gone through many uses, but has maintained most of its original character. The 9 beautiful bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms would allow friends and family to easily come visit. The Culinary Showcase Kitchen and the outdoor kitchen make the professional chefs that have hosted cooking classes here, ecstatic. The formal dining room with its crystal chandeliers seats up to 18, making you the perfect host. The small intimate Tavern, with its low ceilings and paneled walls is called the Man Cave by most. The wine cellar in the basement can hold up to 1200 bottles. The old growth redwood paneling that surrounds the interior brings that Warm lustrous quality to music and voice. And with 3 secret staircases and lots of secret places, the Mansion is a perfect place for hide and go seek. You find yourself wrapped in comfortable luxury . MLS#21116886
Offered at $3,750,000
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8483 Paradise Lagoon Drive
he Lake House, ample room for the whole gang. Holidays will be crazy, everyone will be up for the 4th, for sure, summers are the most fun but I love the silver winter water, the volcano view, Mt. Konocti, filtered by a quiet fog, fishermen sliding silently by, Duck and Grebe swimming side by side, eerily calm, waiting for the next rain....Some homes are just houses, and some are not..... Beautiful Lakefront property. 4,434 +/- Square Feet of living space, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, family room and office, 3 car garage, private pier, covered electric boat lift, gated community.
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8448 Paradise Lagoon Drive
aradise Cove home with personal boat slip in community marina (1 block away) for lake access. 2793 +/- Square Feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Private swimming pool, 3 car garage, spacious open floor plan, pellet stove, quiet street in gated lakefront development. Community beach park for picnicking, lighted tennis court, boat launch. Private secure community just 2 hrs from San Francisco and 2 hrs from Sacramento. Come on up to the lake life and make this your getaway. MLS #21323405
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59.7± ACRE ESTATE PROPERTY Located Calistoga and Knights Valley, adjacent to Blossom Creek Winery and Turnbull. 4100sq. ft main residence, 900 sq.ft. guest house currently utilized as an office. Approx 16.7 acres of vineyard on a long term lease expiring in 2025. An additional 8± acres of vineyard - 4 acres of hillside Cabernet and 4± acres of Petite Sirah. Additional plantable acreage and potential for Winery/Caves. A rare opportunity. $6,950,000
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BELLA VISTA VINEYARDS An incredible opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Estate property situated on over 200 acres in Napa and Sonoma County. The custom built Mediterranean Style residence was designed by Adrian Martinez AIA and there are three additional buildable parcels included in this sale and each one provides panoramic views. Approx. 37 acres of premium vineyard, winery and cave potential. Vineyard and house can be purchased separately. Call for Details $12,800,000
ESTATES • VINEYARDS • VACATION HOMES • LAND RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERICAL Sharon Carone, Broker • Darlene Brissard, Realtor • Brian Durnian, Broker March 2014 — 11
UNIQUE POTENTIAL! This property currently permitted for 3 Bed and Breakfast units. Plenty of room to develop a separate owners quarters and 3 lovely guest units. Once an old Roadhouse. Great setting, beautiful views, but requires some imagination. Fabulous views of Mt. St. Helena and neighboring vineyards. $890,000
GREAT FIND On the Old Lawley Toll Rd. Main residence features a bright and cheery great room w/ vaulted ceiling, fireplace, travertine marble floors and a newly remodeled kitchen with dramatic views of the Palisades and hillside vineyards. Charming 2 bedroom guest house with a great builtin tenant. Situated on 5 acres w/ garden area, rock walls, and plenty of room for a hobby vineyard. Lots of privacy between the main house and the guest house. $975,000
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INCREDIBLE VALLEY FLOOR LOCATION Situated just south of Sterling Vineyards - this 6+ acre parcel is graced with 100+ year old Valley Oaks, a 4+ acre premium Cabernet Vineyard, a 3 bedroom main house and the original creekside cabin now used as a guest house. Panoramic views in all directions. Large lawn area and vineyard surround the in-ground pool. Ideal weekend home. $2,175,000
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R-3VA ZONING with this 9148 square foot lot with a little house that was built on a bet that a house could be constructed without nails. This little bungalow is a piece of Calistoga history. Value is in the large parcel that has great location and potential. Renovate the bungalow, or rebuild with multiple units. $419,000
OLD LAWLEY TOLL ROAD Great building site on this 2.45 acre parcel located just minutes from downtown Calistoga. House is most likely a tear down, and well and septic need developing, but great potential for views of the Palisades and vineyard from this lovely parcel. $475,000
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GREAT BUILDING SITE inside the City limits this 2.03 acre building site on the western side of the Valley has partial views of Mt. St. Helena and the Palisades. Paved road is in and shared well for landscaping. Need to develop a septic and hook to City water. Close to Calistoga’s restaurants and spas. $549,000
PERFECT WEEKENDER Cute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on Fillmore St., just a few blocks from downtown Calistoga, tennis courts, golf, and fairgrounds. Property includes a detached garage plus a studio and sauna. $369,000
WISTERIA GARDEN COTTAGES This vintage inn has 2 legal units behind the main house. Main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, beautiful old wainscoting in the living area, great location and a large lot. Good potential. $775,000
CUL-DE-SAC Buildable lot on a private, gated street, close to downtown Calistoga. Curb and sidewalks are in with gas and electric at street. Great location surrounded by lovely homes. $180,000
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WRCNC rescues, rehabilitates and releases our wonderful county wildlife. Some of the most frequently rescued, rehabilitated and released animals include songbirds woodpeckers,, quail, dove, crows, ravens, pheasant, wild turkey, owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and waterfowl. They also rescue, rehabilitate and release mammals including squirrels, jackrabbits, fawn and deer, raccoons, opossums, foxes, and bats. On occasion the center also receives coyotes, and bobcats. www.napawildliferescue.org AND...Because all AND MY friends are wild, will be donating a I wi portion of my Real Estate por Commissions for the year Co toward the amazing job tow the Wildlife Rescue of th Napa County does to N pprotect our wildlife. Sandy Borges-Herbert, Realtor
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HELOC: Consolidate or Restructure? you concerned. For most programs, Can you count yourself as one of this anniversary and change date the millions of homeowners who occurs at month 120 (10 years) acquired a home equity line of and even if you were aware of credit (HELOC) during the it, it probably seemed very so-called “housing bubble?” far off when you acquired For further clarification, the loan. There are some this would mean that things you can do right now you either purchased a to avoid the predicament of home with ‘piggyback’ having the loan convert, financing, or you added a and by conversion we mean second mortgage behind that your interest-only your existing home loan period would end, along sometime between 2004 and with your draw period (if 2007. If you can be included you still have it and it has not in this group, you are certainly not alone, yet there may not been frozen). More importantly be safety in numbers. Let’s talk your balance will be amortized about what you can do if you are over the remaining term- probably still holding a HELOC from this 20 years. Let’s look at what is Julie Ross, Loan Agent period. possible. RPM Mortgage The first thing to note is that Because rates remain low and MOST of the home equity lines of credit made property values have increased in many areas, a decade ago had 30-year terms. Often, the first some almost to 2006 levels, you may have an ten years of the total term would afford you, opportunity to combine your first and second the borrower, two things: first, an ability to loans into a new, single first mortgage. This could draw against the line and repay as needed and be a 30-year fixed rate loan but it does not have second, an interest-only payment. Focusing on to be. The point is, a good lender can assist you this latter characteristic, let’s also recall that the with the financial analysis that will tell you if vast majority of HELOC loans have a rate based such a consolidation aligns with your goals, and on Prime. Perhaps yours has a margin above or can then assess how feasible such a transaction below Prime, but in any case, Prime rate has would be if you decided to move forward. been historically low over the last decade. If you Second, it may prove better to restructure your have been making interest-only payments on a two existing mortgage loans, if crafted properly, low, fully indexed rate, your payments may very could permit you to save money and gain peace well be affordable and comfortable. of mind. By taking on a new HELOC even at Yet you recall that when you took the loan, similar terms, you might then extend the interesta time would come when the payment structure only period out another 10 years, or time enough would change, and this thought may now have to accomplish what you had originally planned.
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J.C. Weinberger built this winery in 1876. The picture depicts it as it was in 1880. Weinberger was later murdered by a disgruntled employee, leaving the winery to his wife, Hannah. Submitted photos
By Peter Jensen
William and Jane Ballentine purchased the former Weinberger winery and restored it. This is the William Cole winery today. The Ballentines live above the winery.
Winery seeks historic status to avoid county mandates
or William Ballentine, the owner of the William Cole Winery just outside St. Helena, looking back may offer a path forward when it comes to resolving longstanding permitting issues with Napa County. Ballentine’s stone winery was built in 1876, and he’s hoping its history as one of the Napa Valley’s first wineries will propel it onto the National Register of Historic Places — thus escaping regulatory scrutiny from the county. But his clock is also ticking. In attempting to squash a dispute between Ballentine and his neighbors to the south, the Morlets, the Napa County Board of Supervisors in November gave William Cole three months to resolve the permitting issue. That deadline was set to elapse Jan. 29. Unless it gets extended, Ballentine will have to install a fire sprinkler system in the winery, which he contends would compromise the historic integrity and character of the building he’s worked to preserve. He said he’s also facing the prospect of widening a driveway next to the building, but wants to avoid doing so to keep landscaping crafted by famed landscape designer Thomas Church intact. The landscaping of trees and vegetation abuts the driveway and would have to be removed if it was widened, he said. “It would just be atrocious,” Ballentine said of the changes. “If there was a fire danger I would say, ‘OK.’ But stone doesn’t burn. We had a painstaking process to put this place back as original as possible. It’s really a shame.” Former county Supervisor Mel Varrelman asked the supervisors to extend the deadline. Varrelman made the request during a public comment period, which doesn’t elicit responses from the board. The next Board of Supervisors meeting is on Jan. 28, one day before the deadline.
Varrelman told the board that William Cole has submitted its request to be put on the National Register of Historic Places to the California Office of Historic Preservation. Napa County Landmarks has nominated the winery’s bid for approval, as the winery is already on the county’s registry of buildings. Getting onto the national registry is crucial, Ballentine said, because it takes the regulatory oversight of the building away from county planning staff and gives it to the state government, whose requirements are less stringent. “At that point it becomes a state resource and it’s out of the hands of the county,” Ballentine said. While the supervisors offered no response to that prospect, they were blunt in their advice to Ballentine in November. They told him to get the required work done, with Supervisor Bill Dodd faulting Ballentine for stoking the dispute with the Morlets. “It’s time, frankly, to move on,” Dodd said. Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht warned Ballentine that he would not support a deadline extension. Ballentine and his wife, Jane, own the winery and reside in the building’s top floor, with the bottom half devoted to wine production. Each felt confident in William Cole’s chance to be added to the national registry. The winery was first built by John C. Weinberger, who moved west to California from the Midwest with his wife, Hannah, Bill Ballentine said. Weinberger chose to construct the building with tuffic rocks mined from the property specifically to keep it from burning, as happened to another nearby winery. A jealous employee, William Gau, desired Weinberger’s daughter, but when she spurned his romantic advances, Gau plotted to murder
Weinberger, Bill Ballentine said. Gau laid a trap for Weinberger, getting him to come into the train station in St. Helena, where he fatally shot him on March 21, 1882. The Weinbergers were prominent citizens in early St. Helena society, as John Weinberger was a founder of the Bank of St. Helena. His death resonated throughout the area, Ballentine said. An early history of Napa County offers this tribute: “His death was felt to be a public misfortune, for although quiet, unostentatious and modest, there were few indeed more generally loved by the community. He was public-spirited, energetic and enterprising.” Conducting the family’s wine business fell to Hannah Weinberger, the first woman to hold such a position in the valley, Bill Ballentine said. She continued to nurture the winery until Prohibition took effect in the 1920s, after which the property fell into disarray, he said. In 1938, the property changed hands, and the Harrison family of San Francisco took hold of it, and brought in a local architect named Bourne Hayne to renovate the building into a weekend home. The Harrisons also hired Thomas Church as the landscape architect; his original drawing for his plans for the property hangs on the entryway to the Ballentines’ home. The Ballentines have also tried to preserve Church’s rock walls, gardens, trees, vegetation, pathways and pools as much as possible. Bill Ballentine purchased the property with the goal of restoring it to its historical roots. He got approval from the Board of Supervisors in 2002 for a change in the Winery Definition Ordinance so the county could issue a use permit for a winery on a property smaller than 10 acres. “Keeping them the way they were is getting harder and harder every day,” Bill Ballentine said. “We want to preserve as much of the Napa Valley as we can. Too many of these things are being completely leveled and redesigned. Without that we lose what people come here for.” March 2014 — 17
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Gorgeous Yountville Square home. Beautiful wood floors throughout and a fantastic chef’s kitchen that opens up to the family room. Private backyard and detached garage complement this polished Yountville gem. Located just blocks from all the great restaurants and shopping.
So many opportunities with this potential vineyard winery estate home site. This is the first time this property has been offered for sale in many years, as it has been in the same family for generations. The house needs to be remodeled, the potential is limitless. Structures include a house, barn, stable and out buildings. There are existing horse facilities too. The location and setting make this a very special property.
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Classic Craftsman under construction, is set among redwoods in a lovely peaceful setting in world famous Yountville. Perfect for a second home or enjoy retirement in this state-of-the-art home. You enter into a large great room with soaring vaulted ceilings that open to the Kitchen & patio beyond. All other rooms have 9+ ft ceilings. The Master Suite & an office/den are on the main level. That makes this wonderful home a perfect choice. The bonus is a huge storage area! MLS# #21319704
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Spectacular views from this private setting. Gated drive, gorgeous mature trees, beautiful custom home and guest house. Perfectly situated along the hillside. Beautifully remodeled kitchen, decks with stunning views of the Napa Valley and a spa tub. Fantastic area for entertaining, and much more.
Fantastic property with panoramic views. Estate setting on a private gated drive. 2 minutes from Yountville. The views are some of the most spectacular from the western hills. There is an existing foundation for a home that was started but never finished, and a great well on this parcel. Two other adjoining parcels are also for sale totaling approx. 200 acres! A stunning property in a prime location!
Large parcel with a Craftsman home to remodel while you stay in the new Manufactured home. There’s a nice barn for storage and large yard for gardens. Great opportunity to live centrally located among other lovely older homes. Room for a pool or Bocce Ball court. Lots of fruit trees, raised garden beds and beautiful mature shade trees. MLS# 21310581
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Downtown investment tops $1 billion since 1996
By Jennifer Huffman
nvestment in the greater downtown area over the past 17 years has reached $1 billion, bringing hundreds of hotel rooms, dozens of restaurants, wine tasting rooms and retail shops and thousands of square feet of new commercial space to the city center. This total, reflecting business activity from 1996 to 2013, was announced in a downtown business update report released at a City Council meeting recently. The $1 billion figure includes disclosed real estate transactions valued at $515 million and private investment of $419 million, including new construction of $342 million. “It’s a testament to people having confidence about where Napa is going,” said Robin Klingbeil, project coordinator with the city’s Economic Development Division. Major projects built during the past 17 years include flood control improvements, Napa Mill, the Oxbow Public Market, Riverfront and the hotel and restaurants on the west end of First Street. Mayor Jill Techel cited the $1 billion total as evidence of the worth of Napa’s flood control projects. “It’s really effective when I can bring that data to Washington to show the effects of flood protection,” she said. Councilmember Alfredo Pedroza also applauded the figure. “I know sometimes there’s a fear of change, but … we’ll look back one day say, ‘We were right’” to encourage such investment, he said. Councilmember Peter Mott commented on the profusion of wine bars. “Do we get to the point where we have too many wine bars?” he asked. “With anything, you can have too much of a good thing.” “We’ve looked at that, but we’ve not discussed any type of restrictions. We’re looking to fill empty spaces,” said Klingbeil.
Downtown Napa new public and private investment: 1996-2013 Private investment Completed projects New construction Historic building restoration seismic retrofit Commercial remodels Tenant improvements Façade improvements and restoration Projects in progress Total private investment
$342.2 million $41.7 million $11.6 million $16.0 million $2 million $5 million $419.0 million
Public investment Complete projects Bridges Parks, art, plazas and flood walls Parking Infrastructure Seismic and façade assistance Projects in progress Upcoming projects Total public investment
$203.8 million $117.9 million $27.4 million $16.1 million $38.1 million $3.7 million $1.5 million $20.6 million $225.9 million
Disclosed real estate transactions $515.5 million
Total new investments over 17 years
SOURCE: City building permit records, private developers, Real Quest, Metro Scan, news articles
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Studying the years after 1996 “is a good baseline because it predates flood control on the Napa River,” said Councilmember Juliana Inman. Such analysis also encourages more restoration to overcome past urban renewal botches, she noted. “We can complete the repair of the damage that was done in the early years of redevelopment, and this can be our legacy,” Inman said. “It’s a good time to take a deep breath and move carefully,” Councilmember Scott Sedgley said. “It could be a boom mode (now) ... Our legacy can be that we got it right, and that’s not necessarily about approving every single project that comes to town.” Public investment in downtown totaled $225 million. Projects ranged from flood control terracing and new bridges to smaller items such as the new Fifth Street parking garage, the dock by the Riverfront and the 9/11 Memorial. The numbers were compiled from city building permit records, private developers, RealQuest, Metro Scan data services and news reports. Currently, approximately $5 million in private construction projects are underway, and more than $20 million will be spent on public projects in 2014, including the Oxbow Bypass Channel, putting McKinstry Street utility lines underground, China Point Overlook Park, and plans to convert First and Second streets to two-way, Klingbeil reported. Since the last report in December 2012, an estimated $133 million in real estate transactions have occurred in the downtown and Oxbow area, said the report. The report said 275 licensed retail businesses are located in downtown, occupying an estimated 815,000 square feet of commercial space. Last year, 23 storefront businesses opened, 12 businesses completed expansions or relocated to new space, and 16 are pending completion of construction or entitlements, the report said. These numbers do not include professional offices and other non-retail businesses. Approximately 15 new businesses are scheduled to open in early 2014, including Bella Deli, BurgerFi, Cigarden, City Winery at the Napa Valley Opera House, Mango on Main, Melted, Napkins Bar & Grill and Velo Pizzeria, the report stated. The Shops at Napa Center is expected to announce tenants to begin filling 40 retail units and 130,000 square feet of commercial space. Improvements to the common areas, exteriors, landscaping and other features are expected to be finished in May, said the report. The proposed $75 million, 188-room Archer hotel is planned to follow on First Street. Downtown’s residential condo building at the Riverfront sold 24 units in 2013, the report noted. Of the total 52 units, 20 appear to be owner occupied. The retail vacancy rate is 5 percent, or 47,650 square feet, not including the Shops at Napa Center. Retail lease rates range from $1.95 to $4 per square foot. The office vacancy rate is 8 percent, the report noted, with rates from $1.75 to $4 per square foot. The report said the greater downtown area has 914 lodging rooms in 22 hotels and B&Bs, 83 restaurants and 34 wine tasting rooms or pubs. The downtown and Oxbow areas account for 20 percent of the city’s sales tax revenue, figures show.
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Amy Burnside 707.480.4469
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20 Catania Lane, Napa
This private, spacious Stone Creek home is located in North Napa on just over .6 of an acre. The home is solar energy efficient! The home also features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large granite island, 2 ovens, lots of cabinetry and an open floor plan. Home also features dual central heating and air, a 3 car tandem garage and 11 different kinds of fruit trees that are all on timers along with all the landscaping.
1273 Sylvaner Avenue, St. Helena
ALL NEW, poolside-living, gorgeous home on St. Helena’s desirable west-side. This peaceful, single level, 4 bed/2 full bath home has undergone a complete, no expense spared remodel inside and out. Its inviting and open living areas are ready for you to move-in, relax around the pool or walk to the famous shops, wineries and restaurants. It’s a beauty inside and out.
$1,024,000 Dave Samson
Brendan Lesti 707.337.0659
Nate Bethard 707.225.1838
Breanna Lesti 707.225.1225
4037 Foxridge Way, Napa
Gorgeous Browns Valley home in the Foxridge subdivision. Soaring ceilings, large windows and dramatic architecture complete this lovely masterpiece. Generous amounts of hardwood floor. Upgraded kitchen with new double ovens, 5-burner gas range, granite countertops and much more. Lovely master suite with fireplace and extra large walk-in closet. Mature landscaping provides great privacy. Huge 3-car garage. An elegant home.
721 Seminary Street, Napa
Great Downtown Napa location! Gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian. Fully remodeled in 2009 including new roof, but retaining details of the Victorian period. Generous amounts of hardwood flooring. Open & light with 10’ ceilings. Large kitchen. Gas stove. Living, Dining & Family rooms. Wonderful sitting deck w/ privacy curtains. Master suite. Bonus level downstairs includes guest suite, artist retreat, wine storage area & 2 separated office/bonus rooms.
$949,000 Mark Lesti
Christine Lesti 707.320.8999
Mark Lesti 707.320.8950
Christine Marek 707.226.1823
Carl Mianecke 707.260.5952
12 Tamarack Drive, Napa
Silverado Country Club living at its best! Rarely available large & private condo in the coveted Silverado Oaks gated community. Conveniently close to the HOA putting green and swimming pool. Light & airy floor plan with many windows, sliding doors and skylights. Kitchen & baths have been nicely updated. All bedrooms are en suite with bathrooms. Private & quiet, yet close to all of the Silverado amenities! Garage houses two cars & a golf cart.
400 Via Palo Linda, Green Valley
Now is your chance to make this home on a large corner lot, in the desirable Estates, yours! Green Valley Estates is often described as the hidden gem of the county. Completely remodeled inside and out, new roof and landscaping, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, open living. Peace and quiet is the order of the day with great schools, friendly, safe neighborhood and a short golf cart ride to Green Valley Country Club/Golf Course.
$875,000 Dave Samson
John Prince 707.337.0191
Gary Prince 707.227.7282
Allen Ray 707.299.7730
3281 Baywood Lane, Napa
4406 Moffitt Drive, Napa
Like new home located in desirable North Napa. Fully remodeled in 2011 with new This 4 Bed/2.5 bath home was fully remodeled in 2012! Home features granite in exterior stucco, new roof, landscaping front and rear with auto sprinklers, new tankless kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new paint inside and out, wood flooring and water heater, new HVAC units, wall insulation, floor coverings, new bathrooms, new a new roof! Home also includes a fully landscaped front and backyard - all on timers. kitchen cabinets, granite counters and appliances, paint, dual pane windows, new garage door and opener. There is nothing left to do but just move in.
$529,000 Dave Samson
707-226-1823 1030 Third St., Napa www.WindermereNapa.com
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Bob Souza 707.363.6335
Bob Wallin 707.337.5279
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CITY SERVICES WITH VIEWS Sprawling Single Level Main House, Pool/Guest House, 2.5 Acres of Pinot & Stunning Vineyard/Mt Views. Private Gated Setting and All City Services, Large Family Room and Spacious Kitchen. French Doors Open to an Outdoor Entertaining Area & spectacular views! $2,495,000
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VINEYARD ESTATE ON 6.24 ACRES This Special Property Embodies the Napa Valley Lifestyle with a Single Level Mediterranean Style Home, Guest House, a 3.5 Acre Syrah Vineyard, Pool, Fruit Orchard & Vegetable Garden for Farm to Table Living. Located Down a Private Drive in a Serene Creek-Side Setting Minutes to Shopping, Dining & Freeway Access. Bed & Breakfast License Available. $2,399,000
SINGLE LEVEL AT SILVERADO CC On the Golf Course. Completely Remodeled with Gorgeous Wide Plank Wood and Marble Flooring, Granite and Marble Counter Tops and Custom Designed Window Coverings. 4 Sets of French Doors Open to Outdoor Entertaining Areas with Views of the Golf Course. Full Service Spa, Swimming, Tennis and of Course Golf Available! $1,790,000
PANORAMIC VIEWS From this Contemporary Style Custom Home with Floor to Ceiling Walls of Glass Located in a Private Setting Minutes from the Silverado Trail. Enjoy Indoor/Outdoor Living with the Kitchen & Family Room Opening to Large Outdoor Entertaining Areas that Provide a Front Row Seat to the Breathtaking Views. $1,695,000
NAPA VALLEY VINEYARD ESTATE Located in a Private Gated Setting with Beautifully Remodeled Single Level Home & Coombsville Appellation Vineyard Which Produces Approximately 125 cases of Cabernet Annually. Fabulous Open Floor Plan, Stunning Views & Detached 3 Car Garage with 500 Square Foot Bonus Room & Full Bath. $1,995,000
ACCLAIMED OAKVILLE APPELLATION Perched above Rudd, Gargiulo & Screaming Eagle & Adjacent to Dalle Valle & Sir Peter Michael’s Estate Vineyard, This Contemporary Wine Country Home Offers Floor to Ceiling Walls of Glass with Incredible Views! A Multitude of Outdoor Entertaining Areas & a Premium Hillside Cabernet Vineyard. $1,895,000
VINEYARD VIEW ESTATE 3.5 Acres Located on the Highly Desirable East Side of Napa with a Spacious Single Level 3 Bdrm 2.5 Bath Main House & a 1 Bdrm 1 Bath Guest House. Located Down a Private Drive with Park-Like Grounds & Plenty of Room for a Pool, Tennis Courts &/or Equestrian Facilities. $1,795,000
PRIVATE & SERENE IN BROWNS VALLEY Floor to Ceiling Walls of Glass, French Doors and Transom Windows Showcase the Integration of Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces. Gourmet Kitchen with Higher-End Appliances, Center Island and Counter Seating Opens to Outdoor Entertaining Area with Custom Built Pergola. 4BD, Bonus Room Perfect as an Office or Exercise Room Plus a Wine Cellar! $899,500
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NEAR DOWNTOWN ST. HELENA Spacious home on a corner lot with a wrap-a-round Porch. 2,700 +/- s.f. - 3 Bdrm/2.5 Baths. Formal Living room & Dining room, master suite with Separate office & walk-in closet. Elegant staircase. Great outdoor entertainment area - low maintenance Landscaping - all on a .23 +/- lot. MLS# 21312858 $1,180,000
SHOWS LIKE A MODEL Desirable end unit, very private at the end of the complex. Redone: floors, walls and kitchen. Newer appliances, heating, A/C and fireplace. Located in Golden Gate Circle. MLS #21400341 $262,000
Shawn Daee 707-732-6115 Cal BRE#01136199
Liz Manfree 707-888-8121 Cal BRE#01166875
YOUNTVILLE LIFESTYLE Premium Washington Park location on a corner Lot. 3 Bdrm/2 Bath with vaulted ceilings, indoor laundry room, A/C, fireplace, hardwood floors & detached garage. Just a short distance to Napa’s fine dining, wine tasting, hot air balloons and more. Currently MLS exempt. $749,900
Kelly Brophy 707-301-3777 Cal BRE#0109775
NEWER MANUFACTURED HOME Located in a senior park in Calistoga,built in 2003. Features an open floor plan - living & dining room, 3 Bdrms/2 Baths, kitchen w/skylight, pantry & Dining area. Master bedroom includes two\ Walk-in closets. Landscaped front yard and Covered porch. MLS# 21309345 $138,900
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SPECTACULAR VINEYARD VIEWS Light & bright with lots of windows to maximize the views. 3-4 BR/3.5 BA, vaulted ceiling, separate offi ce, screened-in porch, new wrap around deck, 3-car garage and loads of storage. Located in desirable Madrona Knolls. MLS # 21322717 $1,150,000
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Never a Better Time to Buy Real Estate 1. 25 Joshua Court:
Fantastic North Napa Home. This one has it all! Enough room for everyone. Many upgrades throughout. This is the backyard everyone dreams of with an outdoor kitchen and pool with room to play. Top it off with a 3-car garage and court location. Offered at $899,000
Charming 3 Bedroom/1 Bath Home in Downtown Napa. Just blocks to the town center. Extra large lot with an additional studio with full kitchen and bath. All this plus a Barn/Garage and room for RV/Boat parking. Offered at $569,000
Wonderful 3 Bed/2 Bath Home in North Napa. Close to schools, restaurants and shopping. Nice floor plan with a double sided fireplace that services the living room and family room. New interior paint and carpet, central HVAC, dual pane windows and a cleared pest report. Great outdoor space for entertaining. If you are looking for a North Napa home, this is the one! Offered at $374,900
MARLA ARRAMBIDE 707.280.2799
PENNY HICKS 707.337.0077
Enjoy a Gated Community surrounded by Custom Homes. 2 additional parcels available totaling approx. 238 acres in Capell Valley Crest. Amazing views of Lake Berryessa, hills and valley filled with bounteous wildlife. Perfect for horses and only 30 minutes to Napa Valley. Underground power and phone lines already installed to the property line. Each lot is offered at $250,000 or make an offer on all three!
Beautiful Home with Character & Charm has 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, large living room with bay window, fireplace, & adjoining room for library or office. Conveniently located near downtown, stores & restaurants along the Napa River. Detached 2 car garage, workshop, & green house in backyard. Potential is great to make this your dream home or weekend vacation home here in the beautiful Napa Valley. Price Upon Request
TIM SMYTH 707.330.0579 Yo Hablo Español
MARK TATE 707.337.2057 Broker/Owner
PEITER KLOOS 707.815.3640 Yo Hablo Español
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ROSA TIJERO 707.224.1311 Yo Hablo Español
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PATTY WILLIAMS 707.321.2366
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Beautiful 2-Story Duplex each with laundry hook ups, large rear yard and Carport parking. Also, 2 additional homes; front home has unfenced side yard, but fully enclosed 2-car garage, no laundry hookups in either house. This home is clean and well taken care of. Home in rear has parking for 2 cars and nice private rear yard. Tenants have been here for many years. Offered at $829,000
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PEAR TREE LANE CONDO FOR SALE Call to see this wonderful, well-located 2 bedroom/2.5 bath home with a 2-car garage plus covered carport. This home has a large kitchen, nice dining area and fireplace in the living room. Downstairs has wood floors and there is new carpeting upstairs. Also convenient to shopping, medical facilities and bus stop. MLS#21401696 Priced right at $280,000
GREAT STARTER HOME! This 3 bedroom/2 bath home has a large lot, RV access, off street parking & approximately 1100 sq feet of living space, plus a workshop for all your handyman and craft things. Call today for a preview. MLS#21401870 Asking $363,000
AMAZING HOME IN SONOMA! This 3 bedroom/2 bath home is located on a corner lot on a dead end street, perfect location & minutes from downtown! Complete with central heat, fireplace & a detached 2-car garage. This is priced to sell & will go fast. Contact us for more info! MLS# 21401947 $449,900
LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES! This is a home you won’t want to pass on. A great home to entertain in! Includes 3 bedrooms/2 baths, 1600 square feet, RV access, 1/3 of an acre in a Court. Desirable area, near West Park School. This is a must see. Call today for an appointment to view. MLS#21402620 Priced at $579,000
STEELE CANYON OPPORTUNITY! 19+ Acres with beautiful views of the lake. The 4 bedroom/3 bath home with approx 2900 sf is unfinished. Great opportunity to finish the house the way you want it. Very private setting & borders lakefront county-owned perimeter. MLS#21315568 $596,900
CREEK SETTING & A COUNTRY FEEL! 4 Bedrooms/3.5 baths on a lovely court location with a very special lot. Gourmet kitchen offers 6 burner Viking range, custom cabinets, trash compactor, breakfast bar, built-in refrigerator & Granite counters. Master bedroom with balcony overlooking backyard & creek. RV parking. MLS#21317043 $859,000
READY TO BUILD CUSTOM HOMES! Most utilities are at the property. All 4 lots sold together. Great location - close to Browns Valley Elementary School & a short distance to one of Napa’s best specialty markets. This neighborhood has a park & playground for all to enjoy. Call for details! MLS#213119100 $999,999
WHAT A FIND - 2 HOMES ON 1 LOT! Opportunity for a family compound - renovated bungalow with 2 bedrooms/1 bath, wood floors, French doors, dual pane windows, large open kitchen and a breakfast room. Guest house is remodeled & has laminate flooring, skylights & French doors. Each unit has its own yard with timed irrigation. There are fruit trees in the front & raised beds for Veggies in the back. Call now to view this new listing. MLS#21402800 Offered at $585,000
Jennifer Roberts (707) 260-5502
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MASSIVE TOWN CENTER PROJECT PROPOSED FOR AMERICAN CANYON T
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AmCan town center Green Island Rd.
Proposed American Canyon town center site
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he dream of a real downtown for American Canyon took a giant step forward recently with the city’s announcement of a developer’s draft plan for a massive 304-acre multi-use project that includes 1,541 homes. Developer McGrath Properties of Oakland and the Jaeger family, partnering as American Canyon 1, LLC, have submitted a preliminary draft of the Watson Ranch Specific Plan, popularly known as the Town Center project in the northeastern corner of town, officials said. The plan calls for a mix of housing types, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments; an elementary school; 36 acres of public parks and open space; commercial uses and a 200 room hotel. The development would run behind the Walmart Supercenter development and include the ruins of the former Portland Cement plant whose silos are visible from Highway 29. The ruins are envisioned as a gathering place, and could include a farmer’s market, winery, restaurants and an outdoor entertainment venue as well as the hotel. “This proposal, which has been anticipated by the residents of American Canyon for many years, will have a substantial impact on our community by providing desirable community amenities (outdoor spaces, trails, elementary school, entertainment venues, commercial opportunities) and increasing the number of housing units in American Canyon by approximately one-fourth,” the news release said. A town center has been discussed in American Canyon since the city’s incorporation in 1992 and has been the subject of several studies and community workshops. In the early 2000s, McGrath properties began developing a plan with the city, but it stalled when the housing bubble burst in 2007. City staff is currently undertaking an initial review of the proposed plan, and City Manager Dana Shigley said public workshops are planned. Approval will require an environmental impact report, with studies of traffic, water, wastewater systems, as well as public meetings with city boards and commissions, according to Shigley. “This is a lengthy process,” Shigley said. “We plan a lot of outreach to the community.” A proposed roadway network and trail connections are also described in the proposed plan, officials said. The complete initial draft of the Watson Ranch Specific Plan may be accessed on the city’s website: cityofamericancanyon.org, under the heading “What’s New.”
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Arvind Nischal • BRE # 01353271 707-853-4693 $110,000
Henny Gho • BRE#01168325 707-297-2888 $140,000
CROCKETT Oldie but goodie. Nice three bedroom with two bath home with views of the water and bridge. Ron Banasik • BRE#00557904 707-373-3139 $389,000
CLEARLAKE OAKS Waterfront property in cul-de-sac. 2 bedroom, 2 bath updated ranch home. Not one- but two covered decks. One with boat lift on .48 acres. Team RLT Direct Nelia Medeiros • BRE#01331611 • 707-365-9600 Cori Badertscher • BRE#01197370 • 707-373-4789 $189,000
VALLEJO Hardly will you see this kind of Beautiful House. All Upgrades/Remodels and New Appliances. All Furniture and Appliances in the property are included in Sale price. Close to Vallejo High, Jr. High, St. Basil’s Catholic School. Arvind Nischal • 707-853-4693 • BRE#01353271 $246,000
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VALLEJO 4 Bedroom 2 bath with nice view. Sold as is. TLC needed. Lisa Guerrera • BRE#01934759 707-333-9656 $259,000
Good location! Offering 4 bedrooms with 2.5 baths. Henny Gho • BRE#01168325 • 707-297-2888 $290,000
AMERICAN CANYON Great Investment Opportunity! Community Commercial Corner Lot at Hwy 29 and Donaldson Way. Includes a 3 bedroom and 1 bath house and two income properties. Business not for sale. Team RLT Direct Nelia Medeiros • BRE#01331611 • 707-365-9600 $799,000
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American Canyon 60 CUVAISON LN 340 NORTHRUP LN 7 ENTRADA CIR 327 KENSINGTON WAY 37 PALAZZO WAY 561 CATTAIL DR 123 VIA BELLAGIO 107 TAPESTRY LN 3 VIA PESARO
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$685,000 $900,000 $1,245,000 $1,299,000 $1,960,000
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ADDRESS PURCHASE DATE
Pope, Chiles Wooden Valley
2128 WOODEN VALLEY RD
8450 BUTTS CANYON RD
1980 SUMMIT LAKE DR
2736 MONTICELLO RD
Southern County/ Carneros 5380 LOVALL VALLEY RD
Rural Residential 10/1
Napa 4142 DRY CREEK RD 3255 DRY CREEK RD
Pope, Chiles Wooden Valley 1539 SAGE CANYON RD
1134 DEALY LN
Vineyard Residential 7/16
Southern County/ Carneros ADDRESS
St. Helena 1181 YORK LN
530 156.33 ac
Rutherford/Oakville 1457 S WHITEHALL LN
Vineyard Residential 8/20
Residential Multi Family
Napa 2138 WILKINS AVE
2427 TROWER AVE
Pope, Chiles Wooden Valley 400 MEADOWOOD LN
Residential Multi Family 1/10
St. Helena 1226 SPRING ST 880 COLLEGE AVE
SALE PRICE SQ. FT. LOT SIZE
Napa 1205 HILLVIEW LN
Residential Multi Family
Yountville 6660 JEFFERSON ST
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Belvedere Residences 1103 Sonata Drive, Vallejo, Ca 94591 Monica Benyo • 866.535.4805 monica@BelvedereResidences.com www.BelvedereResidences.com
Coldwell Banker BOV - Carolyn Roberts ........................................2
Calistoga Realty Co., Inc. 1473 C Lincoln Avenue Calistoga, CA 94515 707.942.9422 www.calistoga-realty.com
Belvedere Residences .........................................................................3 Yvonne Rich Exclusive Estates ..................................................... 4-7 Chatoff Properties .............................................................................9
CeCe Short California Outdoor Properties 4338 Berryessa Knoxville Road 2015 Redwood Road, Napa 707.337.0224
Calistoga Realty Co., Inc. .......................................................... 11-13 Wildlife Rescue - Sandy Borges-Herbert .......................................15
Century 21 Exclusive 2040 Jefferson Street, Napa Mark Tate 707.337.2057 www.century21exclusive.com
RPM Mortgage - Julie Ross .............................................................16 Terra Firma Global Partners ..........................................................19 Gates Estates .............................................................................. 20-21
Napa 1775 Lincoln Avenue Napa, CA 94558 707.258.5200
Terra Firma - Wunderlich ..............................................................25 Envoy Mortgage ...............................................................................26
American Canyon 6040 Main Street, Ste. 146 American Canyon, CA 94503 707.554.2028
Distinguished Independent Brokerages.........................................27 Heritage SIR - Jocelyne Monello ....................................................29 RPM Mortgage - Sean Wickersham ...............................................30 Windermere Real Estate .................................................................31 Del Sur Mortgage.............................................................................32 Heritage SIR - Jill Levy ....................................................................33 Wine Country Group ...............................................................34, 35 Century 21 Exclusive - Mark Tate .................................................36 Davidson & Bennett Realtors .........................................................37 Eagle Vines Realty .....................................................................40, 41 Coldwell Banker BOV - Suzi Pratt Anderson ...............................46 Coldwell Banker BOV - Carolyn Roberts ......................................47 Heritage SIR - Gary Rose .................................................Back Cover 44 — Distinctive Properties
St. Helena 1289 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574 707.963.1152 Sonoma 800 Broadway 707.996.3232 Davidson & Bennett Realtors 1817 Jefferson Street Napa, CA 94559 707.253.0220 www.dbrealtors.com Eagle Vines Realty 4381 Broadway/Hwy 29, Ste. 104 American Canyon, CA 94503 707.649.8088 www.EagleVinesRealty.com Envoy Mortgage 1812 Jefferson St., Napa 707.244.1460 Sean Marek, Manager Loan Specialist SMAREK@ENVOYMORTGAGE.COM
Napa Valley real estate Faye Guman Real Estate Services Faye Guman, Broker/Owner Napa, CA 707.255.5316
Cyndi Gates R E A LT O R ®
Napa 780 Trancas Street Napa, CA 94559 707.255.0845 St. Helena 1126 Adams Street St. Helena, CA 94574 707.255.0845
www.heritagesir.com iServe Residential Lending 2001 Jefferson St., Ste. A Napa, CA 94559 707.253.2300 www.napahomeloans.com Mt. St. Helena Realty 1705 Washington St., Suite J Calistoga, CA 94515 707.942.6225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RPM|MORTGAGE The Right Lender to Know
Sonoma 130 Petaluma Avenue, Ste. 1C Sebastopol, CA 95472
Gates Estates 6550 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599 707.944.0888 www.gatesestates.com Jack Goodwin Real Estate Services Jack Goodwin, Broker/Owner 707.257.0443 Fax 707.257.1134
Napa Residential Realty
Napa 1405 Second Street Napa, CA 94559
Dave Johnson Napa Residential Realty 727 Lincoln Avenue, Ste. A Napa, CA 94558 707.226.1400 RPM Mortgage 1835 First Steet Napa, CA 94559 707.363.5405 www.rpm-mtg.com Napa 944 Main Street Napa, CA 94559 707.251.8805
802 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Marin 219 Shoreline Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941 800-681-1361/888-864-4133
W& W R E A L E S TAT E
Wilson & Wilson 1041 Jefferson Street, Ste. 2 Napa, CA 94559 707.257.2007 www.billandbernie.com Windermere 1040 Third Street Napa, CA 94559 707.226.1823 www.windermerenapavalley.com Napa 1130 Main Street Napa, CA 94559 707.265.1600
Bodega Bay 850 Highway 1 Bodega Bay, CA 94923 707.875.9100 Cloverdale 111 First Street Cloverdale, CA 95425 707.894.1575 Petaluma 775 Baywood Drive, Ste. 100 Petaluma, CA 95954 707.769.0600 Sebastopol 7300 Healdsburg Ave., Ste. B Sebastopol, CA 95472 707.829.2011
St. Helena 1316 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574 707.963.5266 Sonoma 470 First Street, East Sonoma, CA 95476 707.939.2000 Santa Rosa 50 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707.542.9200 Healdsburg 119 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 707.431.9440
St. Helena 1508 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574 707.967.1340
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Mediterranean Estate in the Napa Valley
A SENSATIONAL ESTATE on the edge of the Napa Hills with privacy yet close to town. This Mediterranean Estate is not only luxurious but enchanting as well. Single level living -- two master suites, plus a guest room and office/den. Cathedral ceilings throughout, hardwood floors, filled with light, and a perfect floor plan. Huge, trellised patio with fountains, space for outdoor entertaining. Views of hills and valley, all on a charming country lane! www.1279LeaningOakDrive.com OFFERED AT $3,450,000
Suzy Pratt Anderson BROKER/OWNER
Direct Line: 707-258-5207 Email: Suzy@SuzyAnderson.com www.SuzyAnderson.com N A P A 46 — Distinctive Properties
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Creek Side Retreat
Monticello Park. Enjoy the Napa Valley Wine Country lifestyle in this classic, contemporary, Eichler style home tucked away on a .75 acre lot bordering a seasonal creek and set back off the road. Expansive walls of glass drench the living room in sunlight with views to the creek and the pool beyond. There are beautiful wood beam ceilings throughout this lovely, spacious home. Offered at $1,125,000
Get Away to Silverado Resort. Prime end unit location with lock-off studio unit and beautifully maintained. Patio off living room with views to a park like setting. Close to the spa, tennis, golf and restaurants. Transferable Silverado membership available. MLS#21322669 Offered at $539,000
A Great Location close to parking, the main pool, spa and mansion. This is a rare end unit with no unit above and attached to a studio lock off unit. Lovely views over a beautiful common area and fountain. Come enjoy all the amenities of resort living. MLS# 21324231 Offered at $475,000
Silverado Oak Creek East is one of the most desired street locations. Sweeping golf course views from this well maintained and delightfully appointed ground level unit. Great for a weekend getaway, rental or full time. Membership is available with transfer fee. MLS# 21010928 Offered at $465,000
Silverado Country Club 2 bed/2 bath upstairs unit with mountain views from the front deck. Pool views from the living room. Beautifully maintained and furnished. Carport and golf cart garage and gated entry. Membership available with transfer fee. Enjoy resort living all year! MLS# 21011378 Offered for $465,000
Carolyn Roberts BROKER/OWNER 707-258-5248 email@example.com www.carolynroberts.com N A P A • S T . H E L E N A
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This popular single level floorplan offers golf course views and transferrable Silverado Country Club membership. Coming this Spring. Please call for details. On the River
Oak Tree Vineyards
Large, remodeled home on the Napa River. 1/4 acre lot with lots of parking, storage and 3-boat dock. Bamboo floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tiled baths, expansive master suite with vaulted ceilings and deck. Lower level guest quarters with separate entrance. MLS# 21402231 Offered at $695,000
A rarely available, TRIPLE wide, modular home within desirable “Oak Tree Vineyards”- a pristine and gated senior community at the Northern edge of Napa. This spacious and open floorplan of 1,744 sf. offers separate family room and expansive master suite and features both side and rear yards with a 2 car garage. Offered at $159,500
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