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1313 Saint Helena Ave

Santa Rosa

Offered at $1,695,000


In a word, Maison Noel is a magical place. The original owner, Mr Bolles, was in France on duty during World War I and was inspired by a home he saw in Flanders. He made a sketch of the house and vowed that if he returned home after the war he would build it.  In 1931 Mr Bolles realized his dream and replicated the French Farmhouse. Features include lath and plaster walls, plaster exterior, arched doorways, many solid timber doors and wood and tile floors. The living room has cathedral exposed beam ceilings and a marble fireplace surround and mirror from the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco. There is also a family room with a huge fireplace and a charming balcony off the master suite. Exquisite grounds include specimen trees and colorful gardens, a secluded courtyard and serene water features. Also sharing the courtyard is a two room cottage, currently used as an office. This is a rare opportunity to own one of Sonoma County's most charming and unique properties.