Fly away to another world, a pocket village cupped high above Napa Valley, with captivating views of the surrounding hills and vineyards, the valley below, the Mayacamas to the west, and Mt. St. Helena to the north. This private enclave embraces and honors its setting, a 60 plus acre parcel of unspoiled natural beauty, with native grasses and wildlife, oaks and madrones, rugged rock outcroppings, and a private trail to a viewpoint knoll. The structures, each thoughtfully placed to blend with and celebrate the property’s natural setting, include the Stone House, a 1BD/1BA native stone dwelling set into the hill among natural rock outcroppings; The Barn, a board and batten, shed-roofed 1BD/1BA guesthouse with intimate vineyard views; The Gym, an ivy-covered stucco work-out cottage with a metal shed roof and large view window; a board and batten storage and gardening shed; and a tile-roofed, native stone wine cellar. The structures, two of which have received top architectural awards, were specifically designed to draw guests out to enjoy and explore the land’s impressive beauty.
The subtle, refined landscaping integrates the various structures with the land through the use of old-world rock retaining walls, fields of lavender, a long trellised walkway covered in wisteria and grape vines, potted lemon trees and geraniums, numerous peaceful sitting areas, sprays of rosemary, lantana, roses and Russian sage, olive, fig, and Cypress trees, gardens, vegetable beds, and pools. Notable is The Point, a sitting and dining area comforted by shade trees, enclosed with lavender and low rock walls, and which enjoys broad vistas of the environs, both near and far.
Although the structures are each special, the Stone House is particularly remarkable for its delightful combination of old-world rustic exterior and highly refined rustic/modern interior. This structure features a covered loggia with wood burning fireplace; living room with wood burning fireplace and vaulted open beam ceiling; stylish kitchen with soapstone countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances; an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, dishwasher and wood-burning pizza oven; bathroom with porcelain vessel sinks, limestone countertop, stall shower with rainfall showerhead, and large view windows to a private, rock-walled patio with fountain, pond and outdoor shower; large bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, tall open-beamed ceiling and large scale French doors leading to a 16’ x 26’ swimming pool and surrounding patio.
The property features a 3.9-acre premium vineyard planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that have been the source of a custom crushed wine, receiving a 91+ Parker rating. A flexible master plan for further development has been created and includes concepts for a modern main residence, expansion of the Stone House, and a wine cave. Needless to say, this 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.