Resort-like sanctuary residences offer peace for shelter-in-place or at any time when you need to be away from the city’s center and retreat to your own scenic estate. More than ever, we want homes with acreage for social distancing, space for work at home, facilities for school-aged children at home, amenities to vacation at home, land to grow our own produce, and space to entertain ourselves and families at home and enjoy life without passing through our gates!
Haute Living introduces you three such residences….
St. Helena Reserve, Napa Valley, California
The perfect Napa Valley retreat for the extended family!
This is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase the entire Saint Helena Reserve, consists of two magnificent homes completed in 2014 and five legal parcels for a total of ±605.65 acres with ±173 acres potentially tillable for vineyards (subject to approval). Luxuriate in the world-renowned, indoor-outdoor Napa Valley lifestyle in the two fabulous, privately gated, ridgetop estate homes, plus build a family compound and vineyards in the extra five parcels with majestic, panoramic views of surrounding vineyards, lush greeneries and Lake Hennessey. One estate has ±7,400 sq. ft. contemporary style home with six bedrooms and 6.5 baths on ±67.4 acres. It boasts grand spaces in every room. An entertainer’s dream kitchen opens to a broad lawn and infinity-edged pool, spa, bocce ball court, grand living/dining room with 18-foot high ceilings, family room with fireplace, home theater/media room, and separate guest quarters. The second estate includes a ±6,350 sq. ft. home on ±69.4 acres with six bedrooms, 6.5 baths, pool, spa, and bocce court. All are located within 20 to 25 minutes to the convenience of Rutherford, Yountville, and Saint Helena’s shops, gourmet restaurants, and two world-class resorts at Auberge du Soleil and Meadowood. http://www.sthelenareserve.com/
Aztec Estate, Silicon Valley, California
A contemporary masterpiece of epic proportions: The ultimate Silicon Valley estate
Towering above Silicon Valley atop the Los Gatos hills in a secluded, private enclave at the end of a gated drive, Aztec Estate offers breathtaking panoramic views of Silicon Valley. The residence features soaring ceilings, a modern, open floor plan, sweeping entertainer’s decks, and sliding walls of glass that bring phenomenal views to the forefront of the living experience. The main residence features superior quality and amenities throughout its six luxurious suites with inspiring views, six full baths, and two half-baths, all spanning approximately 10,309 sq. ft. of extraordinary living space, linear designs, and the prominent shapes of contemporary building design. Engineering and utilitarian elements play into the timeless design of George Foy with materials like glass, stone, and steel used liberally in construction to showcase this estate’s nature beauty.
Behind double glass doors, a light-infused, 2-story atrium studded with trees leads to a series of intimate and grand-scale living and dining spaces. Soaring ceilings enhance the home’s incredible scale, while floor-to-ceiling window walls flood the spaces with natural light, immersing guests in the breathtaking views beyond. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, with large center island and top-of-the-line appliances, features over-sized custom glass windows.
Secluded in its own private wing, walls of glass surround the monumental master suite, enveloping the space in sweeping vistas. An opulent marble bathroom boasts high ceilings and custom walk-in closets. Beyond an office space, oversized fireplace, and sitting area, sliding doors lead to a sprawling outdoor lounge overlooking the pool below and sunset horizon.
The gated estate offers privacy, steel frame construction, wine cellar, billiards room with wet bar, two custom offices, and state-of-the-art technology. The estate’s resort-like grounds are as impressive as the residences. Aztec Estate offers the versatility to retreat in serenity or entertain elaborate and lavish events on the estate grounds which feature an infinity-edged pool, steam room and spa, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor kitchen and bar, and fire pit. Lush gardens include approximately 1,000 palm trees, various terraces and seating areas, fountains, waterfall, and wraparound decks with endless views.
In addition, the estate includes an 1,800 sq. ft., 2-bedroom guest house, with two full baths. Both residences feature the finest selection of materials and finishes, exquisite interior design, and exterior landscaping.
As seen on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, Forbes magazine, and duPont Registry, this stunning private estate with close and easy access to the heart of energetically charged Silicon Valley provides a natural buffer from the bustling lights below, while sharing the neighborhood with several of Silicon Valley’s elite. A unique combination of privacy, exclusivity, peacefulness, views, and luxury all in this one-of-a kind modern masterpiece.
Details and photos on: www.AztecEstateLosGatos.com
A Nantucket-inspired, vineyard estate situated between Saint Helena and Calistoga, this charming, 5-bedroom, 6-bath residence on 9.46 acres features a gated entrance with tree-lined drive. Approximately 5,653 sq. ft., the main residence offers four en-suite bedrooms, spacious living/dining room, generous gourmet kitchen, and a separate, charming apartment with one bedroom, one bath, and full kitchen. The house boasts a wine cellar adjacent to the wine bar, billiard room, and a pool and a stone pool house which currently serves as a guest house with bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette. Approximately 1.3 acres of managed vineyard produces around three tons of Zinfandel grapes. The level lawn and many patios offer ample outdoor entertainment venues, and the convenient Silverado Trail location offers easy access to downtown Saint Helena, Calistoga, and the beautiful lifestyle of Napa Valley. Offered at $4,1950,000. Details and photos on www.CalistogaEstate.com