First built in 1906, this house was originally known at the Ruby Stone building and was one of the first ice-producing facilities in Sonoma County.
Over the next 117 years, the building has been a cooperage, brewery, artist studio, armory in World War II, and a bed and breakfast before the current owners completely renovated it to the house it is today.
Located a block away from the Sonoma Plaza, this house is now comprised of two buildings on .19 acres that also includes an ADU, a pool and a spa.
Inside the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house is heated Terrazzo and Tasmanian oak flooring, an elevator to the second floor and a fully restored functioning artesian well.
301 First Street West, Sonoma is listed by Ginger Martin of Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage. Photo credit: Paul Rollins for Sotheby’s International Realty
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We’re not in Kansas anymore…
I’ve never seen any reference to this building being called “The Ruby House”. According to the Historical Evaluation which quotes a Sonoma Index Tribune article of 1890, it was the E. Gilbert Cooperage. It has been at times, a cooperage, an ice plant and cold storage, a brewery, a garage, among other things. Also, there is no such thing as Ruby Stone in our quarries. The building is constructed with Plum Stone, that was quarried locally. I have never seen, in any reference, mention of anything other than Plum Stone. It is the same stone that is used in the Depot Hotel several doors up 1st St West, the Pinelli Building on 1st St east, and Pini Home on East Spain Street.