As the changing face of agriculture has resulted in the loss of many historic farms, there is one that remains intact as one of the oldest surviving residences in Healdsburg. Step back into the past with this circa 1867 time-tested home built on over 16.3 acres of land. This magnificent farmstead is located a few miles from downtown and sits proudly amongst Foppiano Family Vineyard, J Vineyards and Rodney Strong Vineyards.
Zoned LIA, this prime Russian River Appellation location includes the historical home, a stunning redwood barn with horse stables, farm pens, watering troughs…perfect for an animal sanctuary, an organic farm, winery or vineyards. This property is ready for the buyer who appreciates history and is poised to bring it back to the charm of yesteryear.
Living on this 100 year old farmstead in the Russian River Appellation you can’t help but realize that you are connected to the past. This property is steeped in history and dates back to 1867 when Ranson Petray purchased this 475 acre ranch and built this home for his wife and five children.
By the 1880’s the bottom dropped out of Healdsburg’s flourishing wine industry with prohibition. Most of Healdsburg’s farm areas were re-planted with fruit trees especially French Prunes, Imperial prunes and apples. From 1929 through the 1970s the official Healdsburg logo proclaimed: “Healdsburg the Buckle of the Prune Belt”, and the town even had a baseball team known as “The Prune Packers.” This ranch was believed to be one of those prune farms as evidenced by the pruning shed and the historical documents.