Shopping with Claremont from Santa Rosa

See a nearly 1000+ piece sampling of our current collection of antique art rugs.



Antique Carpet Trends in Santa Rosa

Claremont Rug Company has had the privilege of working with many clients in Santa Rosa since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families furnish their homes with unparalleled collections of art-level antique carpets throughout Santa Rosa. We have assisted our Santa Rosa clients in enriching the decor of their homes in the most exclusive communities such as Bennett Valley, St. Rose, Russian River Valley, Montecito Heights, Alta Vista and Gold Ridge to name a few. We invite you to contact us to arrange a home walkthrough/consultation or rug showing.

Visualizing how your potential carpet choices will look in your home has never been easier with our numerous presentation tools. Claremont Rug Company offers a selection of convenient shopping options even if you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are local to you – regardless of where you reside. We invite you to contact us to arrange a home walkthrough/consultation or rug showing.

Vintage Kashan Rug Echoes Modern Art in Living Room

Stunningly Crafted Vintage Persian Kashan Carpet Supports the Creativity Celebrated in an Art Collector’s Living Room.

Whether you are looking to decorate your Nielsen Ranch estate home or a stunning Winery estate in Bennett Valley or a Craftsman-style home in the picturesque Skyhawk area, our collection of breathtaking one-of-a-kind, handmade antique Persian and Oriental carpets pair perfectly with any style home. The Santa Rosa client’s living room, pictured above, is an excellent example of how a collection of antique art-level carpets can bring a room’s design new life. In this creative art collector’s living room you will see how conversation and activity groupings are created with the use of a series of vintage Persian carpets of different styles.  A small room size Kashan rug holds together the seating area under the silkscreen by American photorealist Chuck Close, echoing its colors and detail work.

Our website is the ideal tool to rapidly educate and familiarize yourself with the world of antique Oriental carpets, offering abundant and easy-to-digest information on the numerous carpet styles available to your project. Over 1,000+ of our carpets are available for you to browse online at your leisure, with full-size, color-accurate high resolution images only a click away.

All can be easily sorted by size and carpet type, to make your search eminently manageable. You can organize your choices on your own Wish List that is there for you to return to for up to 3 years. As you explore freely through our gallery, carpets of special interest can be flagged and added to your personalized wish list. As you hone your taste, these wish lists can record your favorites, and can be effortlessly forwarded to a designer, architect, spouse or friend with whom you would like to share.

A Very Rare 175-year-old Persian Camelhair Bakshaish Carpet Adds Texture to this Modern Setting.

Many times our client’s find when they begin living with just one antique art-level carpet they develop a growing desire to collect these stunning pieces of masterful art from the 19th and early 20th century. Pictured above, see how a very rare 175-year-old Persian Bakshaish carpet with a field of undyed camel’s hair adds warmth and texture to the economy of this modern setting incorporating mud walls, pre-Columbian pottery, and a non-figurative painting. From Queen Anne style homes to distinguished Georgian estates to sophisticated French Country style ranches and every architectural style in between, for nearly four decades Claremont Rug Company has been assisting in enlivening client’s homes with antique art-level Oriental carpets.

Our extensive online Antique Oriental Rug Educational Section is an expansive resource with sections discussing Decorating with Antique CarpetsCollecting and Connoisseurship, a Nine-point Methodology for Determining Quality and Artistry, Main Categories of Antique CarpetsAntique Oriental Rug Care and much more.

Historical Homes and Prominent Architecture in Santa Rosa

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The stunningly luscious landscape of Santa Rosa and the surrounding Sonoma Valley has made it a highly desirable area of Northern California for agriculture, innovation and inhabitation throughout the decades. Below see a selection of Stick style, Queen Anne style, and other historic homes and buildings from the 19th and 20th century still standing in Santa Rosa today.

The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

204 Santa Rosa Ave

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
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The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is a city park located in Santa Rosa containing the former home, greenhouse, gardens, and grave of noted American horticulturist Luther Burbank. The home is a Greek Revival home built in 1875 in downtown Santa Rosa, and has been named as a Registered National, State, City and Horticultural Historic Landmark. Luther Burbank was a famed horticulturist made his home in Santa Rosa for more than 50 years in the late 19th and early 20th century, and it was here that he conducted plant-breeding experiments that brought him world fame.

One of Burbank’s goals was to increase the world’s food supply by manipulating the characteristics of plants. Burbank developed an improved spineless cactus which could provide forage for livestock in desert regions. During his career, Burbank introduced more than 800 new varieties of plants — including over 200 varieties of fruits, many vegetables, nuts and grains, and hundreds of ornamental flowers.

Burbank was a friend of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and both men visited at the Burbank home. It was Burbank’s legacy that inspired Santa Rosa’s annual Rose Parade which celebrates Burbank’s memory and showcases the people and talents of the community.

Hotel La Rose

308 Wilson St

Hotel La Rose
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Built in 1907 in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square, the Hotel La Rose cost $35,000 to build, had forty rooms and a bar. Celebrating over 105 years of hospitality, Hotel La Rose is the only Sonoma County hotel to be listed with the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

The W. H. Lumsden House aka. The Belvedere

727 Mendocino Avenue

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Built in 1901, the Queen Ann style W.H. Lumsden House is one of the finer remaining homes in Santa Rosa designed by locally prominent architect Brainerd Jones. Santa Rosa has fewer than six Queen Anne buildings with a tower, and the Lumsden House is the only one with an open belvedere.

W. H. Lumsden, the original owner, was superintendent of one of the largest wineries in the State of California, the DeTurk Winery.

The building has been home to various bars and restaurants recently.

The Old Post Office

425 7th Street

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This Roman Renaissance Revival building was designed by James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect for the Treasury Department, and was completed in 1910. It was considered one of the finest buildings north of San Francisco. The Old Post Office is now home to the Sonoma County Museum.

The McDonald Mansion aka. Mableton

1015 McDonald Avenue

McDonald Mansion, 1015 McDonald Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
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The McDonald Mansion was built in 1876 by a San Francisco financier who came to Santa Rosa for real estate speculation and stayed to become a permanent resident. The mansion, named Mableton, was the finest structure in a 160-acre subdivision known as the McDonald Addition.

This unusual Stick style residence was strongly influenced by the Galveston style which is characterized by a long flight of broad entrance steps leading to an encircling columned veranda, almost concealing the entire ground level. The Galveston style originated in the South as a flood precaution, and the main floor of Mableton is some seven feet above the ground. Unlike Mableton, Stick style structures generally were built with a strong vertical line that included two stories with high gables, the height of the building being greater than the width.

The floor plan is typical of many large houses in the eastern and southern part of the United States. The placement of the first floor high off the ground and the modified hip roof with dormer windows are typical of many houses in the deep south designed to ameliorate intense summer heat. The high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and deep porches are also typical of southern architectural styles.

Most houses of this size in the period before 1895 were designed in the Queen Anne style with smaller rooms. This house is undoubtedly one of the few on the North Coast with such generous formal room size. The McDonald Mansion is probably the largest structure of this style still extant, and probably among the largest of this style built in California. Most structures of this size in San Francisco and Oakland were built in the Italianate or Greek Revival style.

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Jan David Winitz, President and Founder of Claremont Rug Company in Oakland, CA, has built a global reputation among carpet collectors and connoisseurs since he founded the company at age 25 in 1980.