In the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, a mid-century modern home that once served as the art studio of the late “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz has hit the market.
The property put up for sale is part of a 27-acre lot once owned by the hugely influential comic-strip creator, who was 77 years old in 2000 and built the sprawling complex called “Coffee Grounds.”
The Schulze family broke ties with the bucolic retreat in late 1971 and donated the entire address to a local church, which later sold it in 1974 to a Christian home for youths called Agape Force Ministry.
Agape Force then divided the land into three lots and sold two of them—one containing Schulze’s art studio and the other a four-hole, par-three golf course and nature trails—to a family with the surname Rogers. . 1976, according to press materials.
It has been owned by three generations of the family since then, using it for celebrations, weddings, reunions and vacation rentals.
Those two parcels, totaling 8.86 acres, are now available for $3.95 million.
Built in 1966 by the same firm that built a portion of Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum, the property includes a total of 1,484 square feet of living space, a two-car garage, and extensive landscaped gardens.
There’s only one bedroom and two baths but there’s a massive outdoor deck — about 1,340 square feet — as well as a 380-square-foot stone patio, fish pond, wood-carved benches and statues, as well as a green with deer, quail -filled redwood grove and local peacocks throughout the idyllic grounds.
Other interior highlights are a stone fireplace and “carefully preserved original design”, including a flat lava stone exterior wall, as well as modern updates, such as a stove, custom cabinetry, kitchen skylights, insulated glass doors and windows and Schulz’s vintage keystones. Remodeling included. Studio in one bedroom.
Affiliate agents Mark Stevens and Gail Gizen from Coldwell Banker Realty’s Sebastopol office in Northern California share a co-listing with the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program.