Sonoma | $729,000
A 1914 cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is a few blocks from a stretch of Sonoma Highway, the city’s main road, that is populated by food trucks, coffee shops and casual restaurants. The surrounding area is famous for wine production, and several vineyards, including Amapola Creek and Hanzell Vineyards, are nearby. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, known for its geothermal hot springs, is half a mile away.
Heading south, downtown Sonoma is a 10-minute drive; a bit farther in the other direction are Sonoma Valley Regional Park, a 202-acre park with hiking trails, and Bouverie Preserve, a popular spot for admiring the local wildflowers.
Size: 1,155 square feet
Price per square foot: $631
Indoors: A wooden fence topped with lattice and backed by hedges separates the front yard from the street; a wooden gate at the center swings open to a walkway that leads to the yellow front door.
The bright living room, just off the entry, has wide-plank, painted wood floors, painted paneling on the walls and sliding-glass doors that open to the backyard.