Sunrise Ridge Gardens Sunrise Ridge which sits high upon an east facing ridge in West Sonoma County and has sweeping views of vineyards and redwood forests that lead the eye across the Sonoma Plain to the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountains toward Napa. It is a seven acre garden sanctuary which uses a sustainable and ecological approach, called permaculture, to grow heirloom fruit, berries and lavender. Beauty, functionality and good stewardship of the land is all part of philosophy of these certified organic gardens. Underlying the landscape is a carefully designed series of swales and channels that minimize erosion and maximize percolation of runoff into the groundwater. A pond on the south each part of the property acts as a settling pond before water runs into the headwaters of Atascadero Creek which is being restored for salmon habitat. A permaculture designed certified organic gardens including heirloom stone fruit orchard, citrus groves and lavender fields. Also included are perennials and cutting garden with blossoms almost year round. Substantial raised beds for vegetables and herbs. This magnificent artisan estate was designed by renowned architect Christopher Alexander whose talent created a masterpiece of profound beauty and uses passive solar design. Its thick walls are built of shot-crete. Recycled and sustainable materials were used as much as possible. For example, the wood floors in the living room are made of recycled mahogany from crates used by Sunkist to bring tuna to California at the turn of the 20th century, and the upstairs floors are made from old-growth redwood from a chicken coops in Petaluma. Beautiful cabinets in the gourmet kitchen and the stairway are made from a sustainable form of eucalyptus. The redwood on the outside of the office wing came from an old farmhouse built in the 1880’s. Most of the other floors are acid etched concrete with radiant heat. You will be in awe of the exquisite architecture and attention to detail of each room. Experience a warm embrace of artistic distinctions of profound beauty.