Modern Blu Home Glide House Surrounded by Nature

290 Long Acres

Healdsburg, CA
2,699 sqft ±
3F Baths
3 Beds
3 Beds
3F Baths
2,699 sqft ±



Experience eco modern living at it’s best in the heart of wine country! Nestled on the edge of the expansive Open Space Preserve this home has lots of privacy and just minutes from the Healdsburg Plaza. The 3 bd 3 ba home was sustainably designed for luxurious modern living and maximum energy efficiency. Developed by Blu Homes in 2012, this home is an expanded edition of Michelle Kaufman’s GlideHouse, which was voted as one of the top ten houses that changed America by WTTW network. 

The home’s open floor plan, strategic use of space, and passive solar floor to ceiling windows make the house feel bigger than it’s 2,699 sq ft footprint. The living room, dining area and kitchen on the main level open north looking over oak woodlands, with a deck that runs the length of the home bordered by artistically designed potted Asparagus ferns, succulents, and salvia sage. The north side of the home’s wall of windows with exterior sliding wood screens create shade for cooling while allowing natural light to brighten the home. The home is self cooling, as the cool air enters in through the North doors and the heat from the home rises and exits through the clerestory windows that run along the upper south wall. With multiple entryways through floor to ceiling glass sliders onto multiple decks on the north, east and west sides of the home, indoor-outdoor living is at it’s finest. 

The primary bedroom, secondary bedroom and hall bath reside on the south side of the main level. The primary bedroom opens to the front deck. The secondary bedroom opens to the back deck with access to the backyard and entryway. The backyard is expansive with lots of room for development, and surrendered by superbly managed oak woodlands.

The lower level offers a large extended living area with a full bath, laundry room, additional bedroom, workshop/wine cellar and oversized garage. The extended living area opens to the east deck overlooking a seasonal creek, with access to the driveway.

The home is illuminated with elegant lighting fixtures, top of the line stainless appliances and high quality wood and metal finishes. High tech upgrades are integrated throughout the home. A home security system, CAT5 wiring, wifi doorbell, remote controlled window shades and App controlled exterior lighting make the home ideal for working, entertaining and relaxing in style.The home has external cedar wood paneling, metal roofing and concrete siding creating a sleek appearance and element resistant design. 

All of this, just a short walk to miles of hiking trails in the Healdsburg Open Space Preserve, 8 minutes to the Downtown Plaza & close to some of Sonoma county’s best restaurants, wineries and outdoor recreation. 


About The Agents

Ann Amtower

DRE 00971400


Talk to any of Ann’s clients and they will tell you how much she loves her job. Ann’s enthusiasm for real estate is infectious. Working with Ann, because of her knowledge and level of professionalism, makes each real estate transaction go smoothly and is actually fun! Ann’s wine country lifestyle is a dream come true. She moved from Chicago (Oak Park) to work on the Pacific Coast stock exchange in San Francisco. During her years of entertaining co-workers from Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, she discovered Sonoma County and specifically the Dry Creek Valley. When Ann started her family, she moved to Healdsburg and sold real estate for nine years. She then segued into the wine business where she learned about vineyards, wine production, and marketing. After seven years, she returned to real estate sales, ranging from counseling first-time homebuyers to negotiating complicated issues involving land sales, vineyards, and winery permitted properties. She is known for her expertise, accessibility. After living in Healdsburg for 25 years, Ann’s favorite line is “When you move here, you’re not just buying property; you’re buying into a community.”

Kate Gomes



Kate is a 20-year resident and expert in Sonoma County real estate with a dedication to her clients that springs from her lifelong passions for real estate and helping others. Her clients know they can rely on her experience and trust in her integrity, and that's reflected in perfect ratings in her online reviews. When it comes to realizing your real estate dreams, Kate has the passion to make it happen and the skills to make it all seem easy. Whether you're buying or selling your first home, raw land, or a luxury estate, you can be sure you'll get the VIP treatment working with Kate. That means friendly, personalized service, relentless efforts, and expert advice from a realtor who really cares about your individual needs and is backed by the resources of, the #1 residential real estate company in California. Kate has been a licensed residential real estate agent in Sonoma County since 2009 and is also a licensed real estate broker. Her reputation for exceptional service was one of the reasons she was recruited by California's most prestigious and invitation-only real estate firms, Pacific Union before it was acquired by Compass. She studied marketing and advertising in college and has training in advanced negotiation from one of the nation's top residential real estate experts. Kate and her family reside in Healdsburg where they enjoy all Wine Country has to offer, farm-to-table cuisine, local wines, great music, and a bounty of outdoor activities. From tennis and soccer to hiking and snowboarding, Kate enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities and has even dabbled in raising bees and chickens. A believer in giving back, her community service includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Felta Education Foundation and Cloverdale Youth Soccer League, volunteering for local elementary schools, coaching youth sports, gleaning, and even participating in an International Habitat for Humanity build in Nicaragua.