A singular estate of tranquility, privacy, and majestic views in every
direction, this knoll-top Napa property redefines the word Home. A
legacy residence of peerless vistas and timeless quality, it is more than a
private retreat it is a lifestyle.
From the homes gently contoured site of more than 34 acres, the
dramatic panorama embraces Napa Valley, Mt. Diablo, the San
Francisco Bay, the storied skyline and sparkling lights of downtown San
Francisco, and around to Mt. Tamalpais, Sonoma, and the gentle rolling
hills of the Mayacamas. The view is a masterpiece, a painting that
changes continually through the hours of the day and the pageant of the
Designed to maximize this spectacle, the residence is contemporary in
character, with walls of glass opening onto generous patios, lawns, and
decks. Exceedingly comfortable for very private day-to-day living, the
home is equally suited to lavish entertaining.
From the entry gate, the driveway winds through the estates two-acre
boutique vineyard pinot noir, merlot, and varietals that enjoy the rich
terroir of the Los Carneros AVA and past the personal Ramspur
winemaking facility. Arriving at the hilltop residence with its sweeping
prospect, you are in a world apart.
With impeccable attention to details and finishes, from the Connecticut
bluestone front landing and nine-foot entry doors to the soaring ceilings
and polished travertine floors, the open-concept design extends through
the homes stunning rooms to the dazzling vistas beyond. Every space,
indoors and out, is fully realized for enjoyment. The gracious formal
living room opens to a huge curved ipe deck. The kitchen is both a
professional chefs dream and the social hub of the house, with an
adjoining media center. The master suite, with tray ceiling, fireplace,
office, luxurious bath and, of course, wraparound views, occupies its
own wing. There are seven woodburning fireplaces, a wine cellar, a
formal dining room that can easily accommodate 14, and a sublime top-
floor library overlooking the neighboring Truchard Vineyards.
The estates grounds exceed all superlatives. Mature oaks and
manicured gardens designed by acclaimed landscape architect Walter
Guthrie, create a verdant backdrop for entertaining, recreation, and
relaxation. In addition to the swimming pool, infinity-edge spa, and
numerous terraces, there is a loggia complete with fireplace, pizza oven,
and outdoor kitchen. Additional structures include the personal winery
with patios and climate controlled rooms for fermenting, bottling, and
storage, plus a studio building suitable for art, yoga, office, or gym.
There is an oil-producing olive orchard, a rose garden, and a resident
herd of goats to maintain the propertys grassy acreage.
Just five minutes from the nearest world-class winery, and ten minutes
from Napa and the Napa County Airport, for general aviation, air taxi
service, private and corporate jets, and charter flights, this is a quiet
property, away from road noise and city hubbub. You can hear the birds
that occupy the oaks and pass overhead on the Pacific Flyway. Hot air
balloons float silently above the valley. Some days the marine layer
settles among the hills so your private hilltop feels like an island floating
in the clouds.
Close to hiking, golf, and fine dining, this legacy estate is a home for art
and artful living. With exquisite privacy, convenience, luxury, and
comfort, this is Napa County living at its very finest.