|Contemporary Mediterranean Style
||Outdoor Kitchen and Patio
||Pool and Bocce Court
|4.4 +/- Acre Vineyard
|Erin Martin Interior Design
||Convenient Airport Access
Located just 5 minutes from the charming and trendy resort town of Calistoga, this one-of-a-kind vineyard estate property sits nestled into the hillside, completely surrounded by vineyards and woodland. With unobstructed views of cabernet vines in the foreground and the majestic Mt. St. Helena on the horizon, the setting is truly awe inspiring. From the viewing tower, looking down at the gated courtyard and tile roofs of the various connected buildings, this exceptional country residence looks like nothing so much as a small town in Tuscany. This 11.6-acre property includes 4.4 acres of vineyard which are planted to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, generating impressive cash flow of approximately $90,000 per year. The interior of the residence enjoys a contemporary California design featuring effortless, direct outdoor access from all living spaces and abundant natural light from large-scale mullioned windows. Noteworthy finishes include plastered, smooth wall finish with integral color, custom fabricated lighting, wide plank reclaimed oak floors, top of the line bronze hardware fixtures, custom white oak cabinetry with natural finish and rope pulls and numerous state-of-the art amenities, such as CAT5 wiring throughout the house, and an AMX smart house control system for climate, lighting, audio, pool, security, and surveillance. With 10,500 +/- sq ft of living space, the home holds a capacious master suite, plus three generous guest suites – two with private entrances located on the ground level. In all, the home contains 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half-baths.
Admittance to the residence is gained through an impressive arched brick and stone gateway that gives access to a landscaped courtyard and the main entry. The home¹s main level enjoys numerous and varied rooms contained in two wings connected by the entry hall. The South Wing holds the Great Room, with a 14¹ cathedral ceiling, massive limestone fireplace, dramatic views of Mt. St. Helena and the Palisades, four French doors that access a long portico overlooking the outside entertainment areas; the contiguous Kitchen with beamed ceiling and oversized, stained concrete countertop island, 60” Viking 6-burner range with griddle, grill and double gas convection ovens, 2 dishwasher drawers, microwave, wet bar, and picture window; adjacent Dry and Wet Pantries, the latter holding a large Viking refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, both a dishwasher and separate glass washer, and also an Office Nook; an adjacent Breakfast Nook with pillowed banquette overlooking the courtyard; a 10’ x 14’ Wine Room with 1200 bottle capacity; a Laundry; a large, mirrored, Workout Room with direct access to the outside entertainment area, and also an adjoining full Bathroom with steam shower and Sauna.
A long Hallway serves the four rooms in the North Wing and also yields courtyard access through French doors. This wing holds a Guest Suite with a view balcony and also direct access to a private sitting area in the courtyard; a voluminous Study/Retreat with a soaring 20’ beamed ceiling, clerestory windows, custom iron chandeliers, cigar humidifier, wet bar, wine and mini Sub-Zero refrigerators and direct access to a view portico; a second Study/Office, also with direct access to the view portico; and a half-bath with a mountain view.
The Master Suite occupies the full top level of this magnificent manor home and enjoys privacy, access by oak paneled elevator or large spiral staircase, a wrap-around view terrace with an outdoor sleeping bed, private access to the Viewing Tower, a wood-burning fireplace, two large walk-in closets, a Master Bath with two separate vanities and water closets, a jetted tub with limestone decking and ceiling, and an oversized steam shower with limestone surround and views of the vineyards below.
Lush landscaping integrates the home with the outdoor entertainment spaces, recreational areas, and the surrounding vineyards. The landscaping features 125 year old Sevillano olive trees, Lombardy poplars, fig trees, a wide variety of citrus trees, cutting roses, raised vegetable beds, and colorful perennials, all of which is enhanced by extensive outdoor lighting and served by automatic irrigation. The outdoor entertainment areas are as spacious and well designed as the house. They include the Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Patio that features a large concrete dining table placed under a metal trellis with adjustable fabric roofing, a complete kitchen including a gas cook-top, refrigerator, ice maker, BBQ and rotisserie, built in pizza oven, and also a fire pit and a fountain. Recreational facilities include a heated pool and a bocce court. There is an attached 4 car garage with ample built in storage and closets, a large commercial refrigerator and freezer, and a prep kitchen with glass washer.
Conveniently located, you can reach St. Helena in 15 minutes or the Santa Rosa Airport in a brief 20-minute drive from this secluded estate home. The property is just a few minutes to popular downtown Calistoga, the new Evangeline Restaurant, Sam’s Social Club, Solage and the upcoming Four Seasons Resort.