This unique AIA design award-winning residence combines the refinement of exquisite design, perfectly balanced with the warmth and comfort of rural rustic elements. Beautifully sited on 60 +/- acres, its serene hilltop venue offers show-stopping views of neighboring vineyards, protected open space and the valley floor beyond. Located only 10 minutes from the charm of St. Helena’s downtown, this modern sophisticated Napa Valley retreat magically embodies the simplicity of European country living that radiates on an intimate human scale. The residence takes the form of a pocket village, with distinct living spaces cleverly connected to each other through intimate outdoor corridors. Concrete, natural wood, lofty ceilings, and large scale redwood windows create a pleasing continuity throughout. This main compound features spacious living and dining rooms and a clever and efficiently designed kitchen, all with wood burning fireplaces and French doors that flow onto the outdoor view terrace and pool. The master suite is designed around a simple barn-like structure that when entering, transforms into a luminous and luxurious resort-like experience. Anchoring the main residence is the tower that accommodates multiple spaces, including the vineyard room for wine tasting, game room, storage area, art studio, office, and above all, the viewing gallery that provides impressive vistas in all directions. A short distance from the main compound, the inviting guest house enjoys an open great room with wood burning fireplace, two bedrooms with a shared bath, a two plus-car garage and a wonderful outdoor patio shaded by a magnificent oak. The Roger Warner designed landscaping, including fields of euphorbia, rosemary hedges, and purple trellised wisteria, elegantly integrates the structures and the land. Needless to say, this inspired property boasts a long list of amenities and special touches, but its greatest luxury is the abiding sensation of the setting’s soul, its engaging sense of place, and its enveloping solitude.