|Private, Wooded Setting
||Sophisticated, Modern Interior
||Open Floor Plan
|Filtered Mountain and Forest Views
||Professional Chef's Kitchen
|Secluded Courtyard & Trellised Deck
||Spacious Master Suite
Placed in a landscaped clearing on a wooded rural site with privacy and filtered views of Spring and Howell Mountains, this home offers a creative fusion of classic country architecture with a sophisticated, modern interior. Extensively remodeled and expanded in 2009 by its owner (an educator at the Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture), this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features abundant natural light, an open floor plan, bamboo floors, and seamless indoor/outdoor flow.
The great room includes a formal dining area, a wood-burning fireplace with custom stainless steel mantel and doors, and two sets of sliding glass doors leading to the backyard deck and lawn. The great room is open to a contemporary chef's kitchen with birch cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Thermador professional gas range and oven, Viking Professional refrigerator with freezer drawer, Asko dishwasher, a large custom-designed stainless steel island and breakfast bar, built-in Viking wine chillers with 300 bottle capacity, and pantry. The spa-like bathrooms feature extra-large showers and soaking tubs, dual vanities with marble countertops, limestone/slate floors and Grohe fixtures. The master bath also connects to a secluded outdoor shower.
For outdoor entertaining, there is a front courtyard with trellised deck and built-in seating, and a private backyard with an additional deck and lawn. Nestled up on the hillside is a Modern Shed studio with view deck, suitable for an office, gym, or playroom. This home lives close to nature, surrounded with native oaks, conifers and a hillside olive orchard, but within a short drive to St. Helena's Main Street.