Spectacular Oakville Views With Architecture By Aidlin Darling, $7.5M


Set on twenty-one acres of oak-studded meadow in the hills above Oakville, this luxurious aerie in concrete and stone has enviable open views of the Napa Valley. Designed by the San Francisco architecture firm Aidlin Darling, the 5-bed, 4-bath home is tucked adroitly into the slope and set against an infinity-edged lap pool, a composition in smooth and rough.

The house appears to be a single story from the driveway, with the roof peeled back to the view– and then opens up to the valley with retractable walls of glass.

What We Love: The way the house observes Frank Llod Wright’s dictum “…bred by native character to the environment, married to the ground” with an indoor/outdoor palette of concrete, stone, wood, steel and glass, and the still waters of lap pool doing double duty as a reflecting pool.

The great room is a dramatic, sweeping space with an open kitchen, but there’s an additional, skylit prep/clean-up area with extensive storage located immediately behind, both concealing some of the mess of entertaining and giving the space an illuminated backdrop. Stairs lead down to more bedrooms (and the rest of the 2-story wine wall.)

The spartan but immaculately finished master suite– what more do you need if this is where you’re waking up?

More: Located at 7870 Silverado Trail in Oakville, and asking $7,500,000, this extraordinary property is represented by Wine Country expert Ginger Martin at Sotheby’s International Real Estate. Go to the dedicated site for additional information, images and details.

Photo Credit: Adam Potts for Sotheby’s International Realty