The residential mien in California’s wine country runs a picturesque gamut, from Italianate villas, rustic French cottages, and updated barns to charming, classic Victorians. Nestled in the western hills of Calistoga, this striking home exemplifies a sleek high-modern aspect; stylistically, it is unparalleled in Napa Valley.
It is the ideal retreat for relaxed wine-country living and entertaining, all with easy access to Calistoga’s lavish resorts and spas. The home’s allure moves from the outside in. Its intriguing contemporary façade catches the eye with its varied sophisticated textures and natural materials — stucco, cedar, stone, and granite.
The serene front and back loggias – designed with the finest alfresco entertaining in mind and totaling approximately 1,700 square feet, create a private resort-like ambience, with surfaces of ipe and cedar, oversized grills, icemakers, a pizza oven, fireplaces, artful lighting, ceiling fans, and built-in heating.
Fragrant star jasmine climbs gracefully up stalwart columns of stacked bluestone. The front loggia and roof terrace, enjoy uninterrupted views of Mount Saint Helena, mesmerizing at sunset and under a full moon.
Esteemed San Francisco designer Eugene Anthony remodeled the home in 2010. Its appealing open floor plan is characterized by approximately 4,700 square feet of open, airy interiors with a self-assured minimalism.
Three restful bedroom suites with luxurious baths; a chef’s kitchen with Caesarstone counters, red birch cabinetry, and the finest-caliber appliances; a walk-in pantry with a stable of auxiliary appliances; a formal dining room; a family room with handsome anigre paneling, built-in bookshelves, and a discreet bar; an office; and a media room complete the picture.
A Control4 smart-house system manages the audio-visual and climate components throughout. An attached but secluded artist’s studio is ideal for creative pursuits but could also easily function as a personal fitness area. The estate’s one-bedroom guesthouse accommodates visitors in consummate comfort and privacy.
Designed by Blasen Landscape Architects, the idyllic grounds feature swaths of emerald lawn, an olive grove, a fruit orchard, a vegetable garden, a bocce court, an infinity-edge stone water feature, a heated swimming pool with a patio surround and shady trellised area, and a spa.
Secluded in a woody grove is a tranquil private half-acre pond. Enviable in its expanse, the gated 23-acre property includes space for a tennis court or an additional residence, if desired, and is zoned accordingly.