|Magnificent Estate Compound
|Grand Scale Entertaining
||2BR Guest Casita
||8 Car Garage
|15 Seat Home Theatre
Palatial in size, yet warm and welcoming within, this Napa Valley residence captures the grace and grandeur of prosperous Old California homes. Set in a private, gated location with sweeping, unobstructed views of Napa’s vineyards and mountains, the home is architecturally inspired by colonial Spanish haciendas, with voluminous rooms, thick stucco walls, substantial clay tile roofs with redwood rafter tails, lofty corbelled-beam ceilings, custom chandeliers, carved marble fireplaces, wrought iron fire-screens, walnut and travertine floors, gallery halls, verandas and porticos. Sitting under the pool-house veranda, looking over the broad swimming pool and leafy vineyards at the verdant western hills, one could easily imagine Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, dressed in white, sauntering toward one of the many en suite guest rooms.
Designed with expansive entertaining in mind, a few statistics alone express this property’s high spirited possibilities: 12,300 +/- square feet of magnificent indoor living space; a 1,900 +/- sq. ft. pool house, with a great room that opens to a heated, 26’ by 40’ fully tiled swimming pool, a secluded 8’ by 10’ tiled spa, and a large covered outdoor kitchen; a luxurious 2,000 +/- sq. ft. master suite; an additional 6 bedrooms, located in two separate and private guest wings; two 1-bedroom casitas with dedicated parking; a dining room capable of seating up to 42 guests; a 475 +/- sq. ft. home theatre with 15 plush, adjustable leather seats; and a climate controlled attached garage capable of holding 8 cars.
The tone is set when passing through the 9’ front doors into the grand entry hall with its travertine tile floor, natural light from 12 clerestory windows, and soaring 20’+ ceiling. The hall looks through to a large, sycamore lined courtyard with a long reflecting pool, and it allows access through arched entries to the magnificent living room on the right and impressive dining room on the left, each with beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplaces and beveled plank walnut floors. A gallery hall transects the main entry and also yields access to the courtyard, a large main floor bedroom wing, housing the master suite and 3 guest suites, and to the home theatre, kitchen, wine gallery, clubroom, small business center, laundry room and attached garage.
The kitchen was designed for professional use with a Sub-Zero 601 Refrigerator and a 601 Freezer; Viking Professional grade stainless steel appliances, including a 6 burner range with double oven, range hood, warming drawer, microwave, and trash compactor; a baking center with stone island and separate Viking oven; and a butler’s pantry. However, with its tumbled travertine floor, limestone counters, abundant natural light, butcher block island with breakfast bar seating, LCD TV, access to an outdoor pizza oven, and dining nook with sunny southern views, this kitchen is highly enjoyable as a casual dining spot.
The clubroom may be entered by way of the 650 bottle wine gallery or through the kitchen. It enjoys a custom alder wood bar with seating for 6, beamed ceiling with corbels, walnut plank floors, a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, a large LCD tv, panoramic vineyard views, and 2 sets of French doors leading to outdoor dining, the courtyard, and a bocce court.
The Master Suite is extravagant, with a 10’ ceiling, walnut plank floor, wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, wardrobe storage, 2 walk-in closets, a sitting room/office with direct access to the pool, and a mini bar with sink, espresso/coffee maker, microwave and mini frig. The en suite bathroom is decidedly opulent, boasting a jetted soaking tub with onyx surround, tv and private garden views, onyx floors, his and her water closets (hers with bidet), his and her vanities with undermount sinks, and an oversized steam shower with a honey onyx surround and his and her water massage and rain heads.
For guests there are 8 additional bedroom suites: two separate bedroom wings, each with three en suite bedrooms, and two casitas each with one en suite bedroom. All suites are beautifully appointed and enjoy 10’ ceilings. One bedroom wing is located near the Master Suite with each suite enjoying direct access to the pool. The other wing is located in a private 1,000 sq ft second level tower; these suites have access to a covered, broad wraparound balcony with wrought iron railings and views to the south and east. The casita suites enjoy direct access to a small, hedged yard and dedicated parking.
Adorning this substantial 3.0 +/- acre estate are an expansive lawn; artisan crafted stone walls; herb, rose, and lavender gardens; a 75’ privet labyrinth; grand old oak trees; dozens of walnut and olive trees; cypress and redwood trees; apple, plum, peach, and Asian pear trees; wisteria, rosemary and iris.
Given its palatial size, its breathtaking views, its extensive entertainment facilities, and its long list of posh features, it would be easy to overlook the fact that this is also a property where one could sit serenely alone and contentedly contemplate the wonder that is Napa Valley. www.4409SilveradoTrail.com