Vineyard Views And Modern Farmhouse Dreams In St. Helena, $4.9MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1617 Inglewood Avenue, St. Helena
What: New construction in by the eminent John Schrader of Nova Designs + Builds, this 3-bed, 3.5-bath has an easy, casual vibe on the valley floor, surrounded by vineyards, in a style that evokes the the area’s historic barn vernacular.
Corrugated sheet iron has long been used as a roofing material in Northern Calfornia, but here, Schrader deployed corrugated CorTen steel panels as siding, giving the structure an immediate, no-maintainance patina. There are also exterior walls of stone, and (at top on the veranda) walls finished in shou sugi ban, the Japanese technique of flame-burning wood’s surface to raise the grain as well as seal and finish it. Below, a detail of the patinated steel cladding.
What We Love: We could live on this wide-open veranda with views across the pool and vineyards. Plus the master suite is on the main level.
Two ensuite bedrooms upstairs flank the media/family room, below.
More: Go to the listing for additional details and images. Represented by Hillary Ryan at Pacific Union International.