A tranquil midcentury modern home in Sebastopol used as an art studio by Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz to draw his nationally syndicated comic strips hit the market Friday, June 23, for $3.95 million, according to Coldwell Banker Realty.
The home, built in 1966, rests on 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds, nature trails and redwood trees. The sale includes an adjacent 1.54 acres of vacant land that can be developed. The two parcels — totaling 8.86 acres — include a four-hole, three-par golf course reportedly walked by celebrities Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
Sebastopol, California, is 97 miles west of Sacramento and 55 miles north of San Francisco.
Known as the “Coffee Grounds,” because it sits on Coffee Lane, the estate was part of 27 acres previously owned by Schulz, who died in 2000. In 1971, the Schulz family donated the entire property to a local church, which was later sold to the Agape Force Ministry in 1974, according to Coldwell Banker.
Agape Force, which ran a Christian home for 100 youths, was permitted to split the land into three parcels, the real estate firm said in a news release. Donald and Helen Rogers then bought the art studio and golf course parcels in 1976.
For three generations, the Rogers family has used the property for family gatherings, weddings, reunions and as a vacation rental, according to Coldwell Banker.
The Rogers family kept the studio largely as Schulz left it when he moved, according to the Press Democrat.
“This is a unique opportunity to own a beautifully maintained property that is associated with one of the world’s most famous cartoonists and comic strips,” Mark Stevens of Coldwell Banker Realty, co-listing agent with