Open House Obsession: This Glorious St. Helena Farmhouse Has It All, $5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1000 Fulton Lane. St. Helena
When: Sunday, November 22 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
What: A newly-built 4-bed, 4.5-bath house in classic Wine Country style, plus an au pair suite and bath above the 3-car garage, a pool/guest house with another bedroom, bath, and full kitchen, plus (at top) a poolside gazebo with a changing room, bar, and wood-fired pizza oven. A quick walk/bike from downtown St. Helena, the compound, designed by David Rulon, evokes traditional Sonoma farm structures with board-and-batten siding, corrugated metal roofing, and reclaimed barn wood.
The house is centered around an immense great room styled after a classic Sonoma barn with a 10-ft high x 24-ft wide retractable glass wall.
Classic: The front entry, the great room’s dining area, pool, and pizza oven are on axis, plus we like how the simple, almost generic details are both out-scaled and impeccable.
Spacious and simple, the luxe master suite occupies a wing of its own.
More: Check out the agent’s outstanding dedicated site for additional images and information. Below, a twilight shot of the front.