‘The Birds Schoolhouse’ in Bodega CA
Former Stable 10 acres
20 workspaces-5 rooms
An intentional community can be several artists living in an apartment building, or it can be a group of organic farmers living on hundreds of acres with several residences. It can be an architecturally significant development as is the case of Arcosanti in Arizona where the community creates magnificent bells. Some properties can be many different types of communities over extended periods of time. The Potter Schoolhouse in Bodega, California made famous by Alfred Hitchcock and ‘The Birds’ was built in 1873 and has been since the 1960′s a community centered around food, a visual arts and theater arts community featuring art shows, musical concerts, educational speakers and workshops.
Healdsburg Artist Compound – Studio & Home
Working with these types of property and groups of people is one of the more interesting categories of real estate. This is particularly true when the property has historic significance and/or is in a very unique location. Sonoma County, California has many such properties and several are on the market that we are familiar with.
Some examples of ideal Intentional Community Properties – available for purchase or lease:
1) Santa Rosa, extremely historic thoroughbred horse facility with 5 bedroom residence and 20 artist or meditation spaces included in a 10,000 +/-sf structure on 11 acres of view property. Magnificent enclosed open courtyard.
2) Bodega Bay 60 acres of Sonoma Coast ranch with 3 bedroom residence, offices, and ability to build more residential units and barns – all with superb ocean views.
3) Healdsburg artist compound on 5+ acres with pool and grounds, 5000+/- sf of studio space, barn and farmhouse residence.
4) Healdsburg former apartments with approved plans for up to 20 rooms and cottages.
5) Bodega farm property with 4 units and 9.5+/- acres with both commercial and rural zoning as well as fabulous views
If you are interested in discussing formation of an intentional community project in Sonoma County please call Scott Douglas at (707) 875-9462.