A piece of Northern California’s Arts and Crafts history is up for sale near the town of Benbow, about 200 miles north of San Francisco. Redwood Grove Estate was designed by architect Julia Morgan, who is also known for creating the opulent Hearst Castle for publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Morgan—the first woman to graduate from the École des Beaux-Arts and the first female architect licensed in California—led a prolific career spanning hundreds of notable public and private structures.
Completed in 1926, the home was originally commissioned by San Francisco Hotel heiress Margaret Stewart. The current owners purchased the property in 2000 and spent over three years restoring original details while modernizing some living areas. Spanning over 5,000 square feet, the residence features three expansive bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, as well as a sunny family room and a 1,500-bottle wine cellar.
In addition to the main house, the property also comes with two detached structures: a 2,000-square-foot guesthouse and a one-bedroom apartment over the garage. Outside, the 2.58-acre lot borders a river and offers several wooded areas, as well as a vegetable garden and orchard.
The home is currently listed for $5,000,000, and it comes with all of the furnishings. The asking price takes into account both residential and commercial opportunities, as the home occasionally hosts public tours and is licensed for up to 50 events per year. Keep scrolling to see more.
The Redwood Grove Estate, located at 255 Benbow Dam Road in Garberville, California, is currently listed for $5,000,000 by Michael Fanelli and Bob Pennypacker of Healdsburg Sotheby’s International Realty.
Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.
Get the Real Estate Newsletter
From midcentury classics to the best contemporary spaces for sale, see the latest listings for modern homes on the market around the world.