|Napa Valley Eco House
||Natural and Reclaimed Materials
|Rustic Modern Design
||Canadian Cedar Hot Tub
|Completely Off Grid
|Highly Energy Efficient
||Exquisite Gardens and Views
|Private and Tranquil Setting
||15 Minutes From St. Helena
It’s time to exhale. This one-of-a kind eco house, nestled in the hills not far from the busy valley floor, is a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat in which to unwind. At the end of an enchanting country lane, surrounded by hidden jewel ranches and vineyards, this modernly rustic getaway is completely off grid, with all electricity generated and stored on the property via solar. This charming country getaway on almost a half acre, offers absolute privacy, tranquility, and exquisite natural beauty.
The 2BR/2BA 1,722 +/- sq ft residence incorporates stabilized earth and redwood siding construction, a steel roof, reclaimed building materials, ceiling beams made from Napa’s historical Hatt Building, earth-pigmented walls, concrete counters, cast-earth window sills and galvanized industrial-agrarian style lighting, to create a rustic, warm and comfortable dwelling. The first floor layout is an open plan suitable for entertaining, and features paver tiles made from locally quarried soil, a country farm kitchen with Wolf range and butcher block counter, a living room with wood burning stove, and a cozy TV den with built-in bookshelves and cabinetry.
The upstairs master suite and guest bedroom feature open beam tongue-and groove-ceilings and many windows with views of the neighboring countryside, creating a relaxed cottage feel. The spacious master suite enjoys an adjoining bath with free standing tub, vanity with concrete counter and Hans Grohe fixtures, reclaimed porcelain lights, shower and water closet. High tech creature comforts include hi-speed internet, satellite tv, and an audio system throughout the house. The home’s south-facing views and other passive solar design elements provide great interior climate control and exceptional energy efficiency.
Two pairs of double French doors open out onto a sunny deck and inviting native California garden with birds, butterflies, herbs, olives, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and uninterrupted views of the countryside. A new traditional Canadian cedar wood hot tub is the go-to spot for lounging out under the gorgeous night sky for hours on end. The absence of light pollution guarantees spectacular stargazing and breathtaking views of the Milky Way.
The property also features a detached workshop/studio with board and batten exterior, barn style door and second floor loft plus a charming storage shed with earth exterior.
Just 15 minutes from the delightful town of St. Helena, this unique wine country getaway is accessed via a relaxing back-road drive past vineyards, old barns, horses, and peekaboo lake views. For outdoor enthusiasts, nearby Lake Hennessey offers wonderful recreational opportunities for hiking, kayaking and fishing. Escape from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy complete relaxation and green living, Napa Valley style.