Located just 5 minutes from the charming and trendy resort town of Calistoga, this one-of-a-kind vineyard estate property sits nestled into the hillside, completely surrounded by vineyards and woodland. With unobstructed views of cabernet vines in the foreground and the majestic Mt. St. Helena on the horizon, the setting is truly awe inspiring. From the viewing tower, looking down at the gated courtyard and tile roofs of the various connected buildings, this exceptional country residence looks like nothing so much as a small town in Tuscany. This 11.6-acre property includes 4.4 acres of vineyard which are planted to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, generating impressive cash flow of approximately $90,000 per year. The interior of the residence enjoys a contemporary California design featuring effortless, direct outdoor access from all living spaces and abundant natural light from large-scale mullioned windows. Noteworthy finishes include plastered, smooth wall finish with integral color, custom fabricated lighting, wide plank reclaimed oak floors, top of the line bronze hardware fixtures, custom white oak cabinetry with natural finish and rope pulls and numerous state-of-the art amenities, such as CAT5 wiring throughout the house. An AMX smart house control system for climate, lighting, audio, pool, security, and surveillance.
The South Wing holds the Great Room, with a 14' cathedral ceiling, massive limestone fireplace, dramatic views of Mt. St. Helena and the Palisades, four French doors that access a long portico overlooking the outside entertainment areas; the contiguous Kitchen with beamed ceiling and oversized, stained concrete countertop island, 60" Viking 6-burner range with griddle, grill and double gas convection ovens, 2 dishwasher drawers, microwave, wet bar, and picture window; adjacent Dry and Wet Pantries, the latter holding a large Viking refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, both a dishwasher and separate glass washer, and also an Office Nook; an adjacent Breakfast Nook with pillowed banquette overlooking the courtyard; a 10' x 14' Wine Room with 1200 bottle capacity; a Laundry; a large, mirrored, Workout Room with direct access to the outside entertainment area, and also an adjoining full Bathroom with steam shower and Sauna.
The north wing holds a Guest Suite with a view balcony and also direct access to a private sitting area in the courtyard; a voluminous Study/Retreat with a soaring 20' beamed ceiling, clerestory windows, custom iron chandeliers, cigar humidifier, wet bar, wine and mini Sub-Zero refrigerators and direct access to a view portico; a second Study/Office, also with direct access to the view portico; and a half-bath with a mountain view.
The Master Suite occupies the full top level of this magnificent manor home and enjoys privacy, access by oak paneled elevator or large spiral staircase, a wrap-around view terrace with an outdoor sleeping bed, private access to the Viewing Tower, a wood-burning fireplace, two large walk-in closets, a Master Bath with two separate vanities and water closets, a jetted tub with limestone decking and ceiling, and an oversized steam shower with limestone surround and views of the vineyards below.
The landscaping features 125 year old Sevillano olive trees, Lombardy poplars, fig trees, a wide variety of citrus trees, cutting roses, raised vegetable beds, and colorful perennials, all of which is enhanced by extensive outdoor lighting and served by automatic irrigation. The outdoor entertainment areas include a Dining Patio that features a large concrete dining table placed under a metal trellis with adjustable fabric roofing, a complete kitchen including a gas cook-top, refrigerator, ice maker, BBQ and rotisserie, built in pizza oven, and also a fire pit and a fountain. Recreational facilities include a heated pool and a bocce court. Santa Rosa Airport in a brief 20-minute drive from this secluded estate home.
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range / Oven, Trash Compactor, Washer
Area Amenities: Area Hiking, Area Horse Riding/Stables
Area Description: Country Living, Wine Country
Bath Features: Stall Shower, Steam Shower
Cooling: Central A/C - Gas
Exterior: Gardens, Sprinkler System, BBQ, Water Feature, Fire Pit
Exterior Description: Stucco
Exterior Living Space: Patio, Terrace, Balcony / Lanai, Outdoor Kitchen, Courtyard
Fireplace Count: 3 Fireplaces
Fireplace Description: Fireplace, Wood Burning
Garage Count: 4 Car Garage
Garage Description: Attached Garage
General: Elevator, Security System, Smoke Detector, Storage Area
Heating - Fuel Type: Propane
Heating Type: Forced Air, Multi-Zone Heat
Interior: Walk-in Closet, Wine Cellar, Fireplace in Master BR, Beam -Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings
Kitchen Features: Gourmet Kitchen, Designer Kitchen, Center Island, Butlers Pantry
Lot Description: Access Type - Road
Lot Size: 10-20 Acres, 11.61 Acres
Pool Description: Inground, Pool, Outdoor
Property Description: Vineyard
Roof: Spanish Tiles
Rooms: Library, Billiards Room
Special Program: Previews
Views: Mountain, Scenic