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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.



I have posted scenes from a Dry Creek Road listing on the north east side of the valley. Today's picture is taken from the other side of the valley in an almost opposite position.  The line of trees marching left to right in the middle of the picture mark the location of Dry Creek, a major tribu...
Hibiscus flowers are amazing. Fully open and facing the sun they have the aspect of an umbrella or fancy satellite dish. Closed, they're tightly shut revealing nothing of their architectural form that will emerge. This shot is a halfway view taken a few hours before the hibiscus is fully open.
This older Sebastopol building has a wonderfully ornate roof with great window detailing and shingles custom fitted to the curves. It's no wonder the owners were eager to save the hundreds and hundreds of hours a previous generation of skilled craftspeople invested in this project. Raising the b...
I met some new buyers today in Sonoma Valley. For those who aren't familiar with Sonoma, it's an early center for much of California's modern history. The Bear Flag Rebellion was centered here and many historical buildings remain, mainly clustered around the town's big plaza.  The town is flatter...
  I'm lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world.  Luther Burbank considered Sonoma County to be "the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned". Within this vibrant and varied county are many landscapes that can capture the eye. The coast is hard to beat for drama. The mass...
My neighbor Walter is a great gardener. His zinnias are as big as I have every seen and his dahlias are over 7 feet tall. Walking into his garden feels like an Alice in Wonderland scene. This photo captures multiple bees enjoying a zinnia. They were too busy to be bothered with my camera.
The world is filled with slanted, sloping, crooked, leaning, marble-rolling, brick-propping-up-furniture floors. Builders for thousand of years have done their best, but the earth moves. Slowly sometimes; faster other times, but it's rare to find an old structure that is still perfectly level. Ho...
Musicians entertaining the crowd at Healdsburg Farmers' Market on Saturday managed to harvest a nice crop of green. It's good to see the general population supporting musicians, since people choosing to make music are one of the groups least likely to thrive in today's economy. This trombone led...

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Real estate and green building information for Sonoma County California with an emphasis on Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville, Graton, and the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley. and Alexander Valley.I write a lot about REO property, fixers, luxury estate homes, and vineyard property. I love to analyze sales trends.