Cartoonist Charles Schulz’s Sonoma County Abode Lists for $3.95 Million


In the northern California city of Sebastopol, a rustic home formerly belonging to the late Peanuts creator Charles Schulz has been listed for just under $4 million. Schulz used the dwelling as his office and art studio to draw the iconic comic strips, featuring beloved character Charlie Brown and his crew of friends. The cartoonist penned new Peanuts works for decades, only announcing his impending retirement the year before his death—with the final Schulz-drawn Sunday strip published the day after his passing. Built in 1966, the structure hosted Schulz and family from the mid-1960s through the early ’70s. It was designed by California architecture firm Steele & Van Dyk. Wood-carved benches and sculptures around the property were created by local artist Glen Sievert in an homage to Schulz’s work.

The 1,484 square feet of living space hold one bedroom, one full and one partial bathroom, a stone fireplace, and a two-car garage. Its current owners made several minor tweaks to the house, such as remodeling Schulz’s studio space as a bedroom, replacing windows, and adding skylights in the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and bedroom to brighten up the house. A stove, oven, and custom-matched cabinetry were added to round out the updated kitchen.

Constructed from redwood, Douglas fir, and flat local lava stone, the home’s exterior sports sliding doors with double-pane insulated glass. The property is adjacent to a plot of vacant land spanning 1.54 acres, which is also part of the sale.

Amenities include a four-hole, par-three golf course, a large deck, and a stone patio, in addition to natural features such as the fish pond, walking trails, and landscaped surrounds populated by deer, peacocks, and lush Redwood groves. Its zen environment and several water features are strong selling points for any buyer seeking a peaceful retreat, though the multiple Charlie Brown–themed figures on the property may provide additional appeal for any Peanuts fans in the market for a new residence.

The listing is held by Mark Stevens and Gail Gijzen of Coldwell Banker Realty.

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