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 gated Napa Valley retreat magically embodies luxury, relaxation, and the simplicity of European country living that radiates on an intimate human scale. The main residence takes the form of a pocket village, with distinct living spaces cleverly connected to each other through intimate outdoor corridors that at night invite one to experience the stars, moon, and the silent air. 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. This wonderfully versatile layout provides flexible living options as the owner’s needs evolve over time. A wine tasting room morphs into a media room; the tower’s lower level becomes a wine cellar or future in-law suite; the upper tower rooms, now an office and studio, later accommodate overflow sleeping or a meditation room. The layout and the remarkable consistency of materials redefines indoor/outdoor and creates a purity of form that embraces transition and invites one to go beyond the traditional. 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.
Living Area: 4,404 Square. Ft.
Lot Size: 59.64 Acres