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Modern Mediterranean Estate
65 Hennessey Ridge Road

St. Helena, CA 94574
Offered at US$5,995,000
MLS Number 21219049
Status: Withdrawn
Type: Residential
Year Built: 1998
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 6
Living Area 6,421 Sq. ft.
Lot Size: 63.91  Acres
Property Highlights

  • Exclusive Hennessey Ridge Enclave
  • Lounge/Media Room
  • Panoramic Views
  • Infinity Edge Pool
  • Four En Suite Bedrooms
  • Expansive Patio With Covered Portico
  • Family Room
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Two Offices
  • Meditation Garden

  • Property Description

    Olympian. The location, the views, the residence.  At the top of Hennessey Ridge Road, this 63+ acre, 6400 sq. ft., modern Mediterranean home enjoys a panorama that includes Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley and the distant Mayacamas.  The approach from Rutherford follows the shores of Lake Hennessey before entering a private, gated and shared access drive that winds up the ridge, passing but 3 other estates before arriving at a large courtyard, graced by olive trees, and entered through custom metal gates. The flagstone courtyard, discretely overhung with outdoor patio lighting, serves as an attractive welcome to the residence, a festive nighttime entertainment venue, and also as a motor court for garages holding a total of 4 cars. 

    The 4 bedroom residence features integral color concrete floors with wood inlay and radiant heating, custom cedar-framed windows and French doors, recessed LED and cable track lighting, open floor plan, large scale rooms with high ceilings, abundant light and expansive views from most rooms. Entering the house through the 8’ solid wood doors presents a stimulating vista of Napa Valley and the Mayacamas through the quadruple tall glass doors straight ahead; the doors also give direct access to the broad western terrace and swimming pool.  To the right, through an arched entry, you will find the living room, featuring a soaring, open beam ceiling; clerestory windows; a magnificent wood-burning fireplace with limestone hearth and surround; direct access to the western terrace through double French doors; and a wide curving hallway leading to the adjacent lounge/media room with wet bar, a powder room, and three en suite bedrooms.

    To the left of the entry hall is a flowing open space, with a formal dining area graced by views of the meditation garden on one side and Lake Hennessey on the other, and served by a chef’s kitchen with a large limestone island and top of the line appliances, including an 8-burner Viking cook-top and warming drawer. A family room with wood-burning fireplace is adjacent to the view breakfast nook, both adding personalized intimacy to the space.  From the kitchen a lofty hallway yields access to the wine cellar, with built-in custom wine racks capable of handling over 1700 bottles, and leads to the sumptuous master suite, with twin baths, three walk-in closets, and a private office. The dining room, kitchen, family room, and master suite have cathedral ceilings with tongue-and-groove paneling and open beams.  All public rooms and bedrooms have direct access to outdoor view terraces or a view deck. 

    The exhilarating outdoor spaces include a meditation garden; a private picnic knoll with a 360-degree view; a capacious two-level view terrace that includes a generous covered portico adjacent to the living and dining rooms; a private view terrace accessible from the master suite; and a striking cobalt swimming pool with a spirited, undulating, infinity edge.  Should you need time to absorb all the features of this magnificent property, ascend to the secluded second level of the home’s entry tower where you will find a Dumbledorian study with wood floors, a pyramidical skylight, three tall walls of bookcases, and a French door leading to a private deck overlooking the estate and the sublime splendor of northern California.


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