In Napa, An Extraordinary Modern Farmhouse, Perfect For Entertaining, $14MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1153 Orchard Street, Napa
What: One of the most exceptional Napa properties to come along in while, this new modern farmhouse compound on 5 acres is set in 3+ acres of Chardonnay grapes, with long views of the surrounding mountains from every room.
At 10,000-sq-ft, the home comprises multiple, grand-scale gathering spaces open to the courtyard, centered on the living room (above) plus the well-considered kitchen/great room– adjacent to a prep/pantry/scullery where the often messy work of prep, cooking and cleanup can take place out of sight.
Beyond the courtyard is a 45×25-ft pool, flanked by an outdoor kitchen and a pair of pergolas.
In addition to the sublime master suite (below) there are three bedroom suites on the second floor. The 2-bed, 2-bath guest house is separated from the main house by a breezeway, atop which is a yoga studio.
The Team: Architecture by Holder Design Associates, interiors by Jennifer Nagle and landscape by Rhyne Landscape Design for Wine Country developer MJC Development; vineyard lease/management by winemaker Steve Matthiasson. Because those grapes won’t pick themselves.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Represented by Ginger Martin at Sotheby’s International Realty.