This stunning, world class retreat is the epitome of the indoor-outdoor Napa Valley lifestyle. Designed by award-winning architect Howard Backen and featured in From the Land: Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger Architects published by Rizzoli, the residential complex consists of three pavilions—the master suite, the kitchen and living space, and the 2-story guest house. All have sliding doors and screens that open to the surrounding gardens and views beyond. Three separate zinc-roofed pavilions float above semi-enclosed porches around a magnificent pool.
Featuring extraordinary materials and workmanship, brilliant designs, and soaring ceilings, this private compound captures magnificent views of nature and 11 acres of prime AVA Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Sited at the edge of a ravine, this home is oriented to frame and command panoramic views across neighboring vineyards and a Napa River watershed.
Inside, the main pavilion blurs the boundaries between living room, dining room, kitchen, and surrounding terraces. The combination of openness and grand scale permits the home to feel both expansive and comfortable for intimate entertaining. Radiant heating under polished concrete floors provides year-round comfort. The Flexible layers of sliding window walls, shutters, and screens control the space, light, and temperature. When all the sliders are open, the four rooms transform into one large lanai, as if the house has disappeared and only the floating roof and anchoring fireplaces remain!
The separate 2-bedroom guest house faces the spectacular pool, acres of vineyards, and mountain views beyond. Sliding window walls in the guest rooms turn interior spaces into nature-viewing venues.
The house’s approximately 2,500-square-foot interior space is surrounded by 6,450 square feet of covered terraces and porches. A main house of any size can be built according to county approval.
Spread across 61 acres of grounds, amenities include an infinity-edge pool, spacious lawn, bocce courts, two hot tubs, olive grove, organic vegetable garden, stocked lake, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, barbecue, and pizza oven. The basement level features a large wine cellar, a powder room, catering kitchen, and a gym. A separate equipment building near the well and water tanks houses a backup generator and well equipment including a reverse-osmosis water filter.
The home opens to the surrounding landscape, yet its broad, shady eaves protect interior spaces from wind and weather. This sublime place represents an artistic departure from the conventional and is one that truly myst be experienced: this is a house to inspire great thoughts and play gracious host for many extraordinary events!
This serene private residence rivals a world class design and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the most discerning, as it was formerly on the market for $13,500,000 and is now reduced to $11,888,000. The time is right to purchase this stunning world class wine country estate. Video and photos on www.SodaCanyonEstate.com.