Rela Gleason’s Splendid Calistoga Estate, $15MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Bay Area tastemaker, interior designer and retailer Rela Gleason has put her 40-acre Calistoga estate on the market. Evolving over a decade, Gleason created the property in collaboration with architects Bobby McAlpine and John Sease, whose firm Tippett Sease Baker is renowned for luxurious and exquisitely crafted vernacular architecture.
What We Love: Composed of three connected pavilions, the stone and stucco main house has a timeless and romantic appeal, but a not-quite-identifiable lineage– and an entirely otherworldly quality.
Despite its evocative good looks, it’s a beautifully functioning house for one person or a weekend crowd. Below, the kitchen and family room are wide open to the views and outdoors. And this being Napa, there are varietal olive trees, fruit trees plus a 2-acre vineyard planted with Cabernet.
In the main pavilion, the primary bedroom suite and bath, plus a walled garden with an outdoor shower.
More: Go to the listing for additional details, images, and a video that tells the story best. A unique opportunity represented by Arthur Goodrich of Sotheby’s International Realty Wine Country/St. Helena Brokerage.
Photo Credit: Paul Rollins for Sotheby’s International Realty