Situated in the heart of the Napa Valley’s premiere vineyards, this 40-acre compound is nestled between its own two knolls, located halfway between St Helena and Calistoga.
Surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved Land Trust, the complete privacy offered by 777 Lommel Road is unique for a property just steps off the Silverado Trail. A grove of silvery eucalyptus frames the gated entry. The driveway meanders lazily between the estate Cabernet vines and a producing grove of olive trees, past a fruit orchard and a pair of enchanting guest cottages in a stone walled private enclave with swimming pool; raised vegetable beds, rose garden, olive allée, and chicken coop.
Arrival to the top of the knoll is welcomed by the embrace of a tree lined motor court. The roof lines and chimney caps of the elegant main residence constructed of weathered cedar, stucco, and native stone, echo the silhouettes of t
"Lush lawn panels and clipped boxwood blend seamlessly into the surrounding forests, hosting a multitude of possibilities for hiking secret trails without ever leaving the property. "
he surrounding hills. Three interlocking pavilions joined by covered breezeways function equally well when two people are in residence as they do for 20. Light filled spaces with soaring ceilings, steel windows, stone floors, paneling and antique reclaimed timbers open to the glorious grounds studded with giant oaks draped in moss.
The main structure, with the central living/dining salon, and 4 island cook’s kitchen with a lounge-sun room, also houses the library, master suite and guest suite. Fabulous bathrooms open to private stone walled gardens with outdoor showers. A second pavilion houses garages (even the garages have a view!) on the main level and a two bedroom “chalet” guest quarters above. The third pavilion, with a gym on the main level (convertible to a garage if so desired), has an office/studio-bedroom and bath above, and a media room with full bath and underground wine cellar below.
The kitchen and salon open to the gardens and covered terrace with wood burning fireplace. An infinity pool reaches long toward the valley views beyond. Lush lawn panels and clipped boxwood blend seamlessly into the surrounding forests, hosting a multitude of possibilities for hiking secret trails without ever leaving the property.
This architectural gem is the first in a series of California collaborations magically conjured by renown designers Rela Gleason and architect, Bobby McAlpine. Featured in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, the interiors are a blend of antiques and contemporary furnishings: “Striking details…lend uncommon grace notes.” This truly is one-of-a-kind treasure built in 2008 already has the patina of a true heirloom.
The driveway meanders lazily between the estate Cabernet vines and a producing grove of olive trees.
- Ginger Martin
Pool Gated Entry Garden Guest House Wine Cellar Fitness Room Mud-room Library Guest Quarters
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