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This California Wine Country house nests peacefully in the forest

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This California Wine Country house with expansive walls of glass was created by Signum Architecture to live in harmony with nature, set on a dramatic view promontory in the hills of Napa Valley. Nestled in just over 40 sprawling acres of natural woodlands, this refined and elegant home was designed to be in harmony with Mother Nature.

The site is surrounded by boulders, pines and oaks and offers a glimpse of vineyards in the distance. To connection the home with its surroundings, the architects structured the home into two transparent glass pavilions tucked into the trees and cantilevered over the hillside.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Signum Architecture CONSTRUCTION Cello & Maudru LANDSCAPE DESIGN Jack Chandler Design INTERIOR DESIGN Shawback Design

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The pavilions are connected by a glassed in breezeway that frames sweeping views of the valley across the negative-edge pool. The pavilions encircle a central courtyard that was created for entertaining, sheltering it from the elements. Anchored by a single, majestic oak, the courtyard provides a transition between the home’s public and private spaces while seamlessly connecting the indoor and outdoor experiences.

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What We Love: This California Wine Country house lives fully in tune with nature, inviting the outdoor inside throughout expansive walls of glazing. This home’s warm modern design is softened by a material palette that brings texture and touch to the forefront. We are especially loving the fantastic indoor-outdoor connection, jaw-dropping surroundings and the infinity edge swimming pool.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you find most appealing and why in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other spectacular Napa Valley home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign: Dreamy modern farmhouse style invites indoor-outdoor living in Napa Valley and Modern interpretation of agrarian style home in the Napa Valley.

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Above: Sliding doors allow the kitchen to fully open to the courtyard, and walls of Bianco Avorio limestone hand-picked in Italy provide visual continuity.

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The pavilion design creates a sense of privacy and uniquely accommodates the owners’ living and work needs. Inside the main building, a single, three-level space merges living dining and kitchen areas into a single welcoming gathering place for family and friends. Guest quarters are tucked below in the lower level.

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The interior of home showcases white oak millwork and Venetian plaster walls.

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Above: This fantastic home includes a 2,000 bottle wine library.

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The second, more private, pavilion houses the primary suite, offices for each owner and a meditation room. The shed roofs, floating on steel supports above the weighty walls, follow the line of the sloping site.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Rouse

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