Inside a wine country mountain home with tranquil views over Napa Valley

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This spectacular wine country home was reimagined by Holder Parlette Architecture and is situated atop Howell Mountain above Napa Valley, California. This 5.5-acre promontory site uniquely blends mountain surroundings and far-off valley views. The owners of this 3,000-square-foot, 1960s ranch house wanted to take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings.

While maintaining most of the house’s perimeter walls, the architects raised the roof five feet and integrated a new steel window and door scheme to maximize views near and far. Imbuing the corners of the house on the southside with large windows and doors blurs the intersection of the house and site.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE Chris Parlette & Kenneth Holder CONSTRUCTION Precision Builders INTERIOR DESIGN Design Galleria STRUCTURAL Structural Design Group CIVIL Reece & Associates

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Local Saint Helena cottage stone was incorporated into the entry facade, landscaping, and interiors, connecting this rustic yet elegant retreat to the awe-inspiring site.

great room ceiling clad in cedar with Douglas fir beams

modern rustic great room

The great room seamlessly merges with the surroundings through the use of natural elements such as cedar-clad ceilings, Douglas fir beams, and accents of local St. Helena cottage stone.

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“We used blackened steel for some structural elements, which contrasts nicely with natural wood and stone,” states the architects.

modern rustic kitchen

What We Love: This wine country home is perched on a mountain to offer the most extraordinary views, which have been maximized throughout this dwelling. The architects did a fantastic job of reimagining this home to create a soothing living environment for this home’s inhabitants. With a spa-like bathroom to enjoy the rugged terrain and a sensational infinity-edge swimming pool to soak in the mesmerizing views from its perch.

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Note: Check out a couple of other home tours we have showcased here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of the project, Holder Parlette Architecture: Delightful contemporary farmhouse nestled in Napa wine country and Fresh modern farmhouse style with stunning views of Napa wine country.

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The project team embraced a minimalist interior scheme, to allow the focus to be on the breathtaking surroundings. In doing so, they were able to create a beautiful mix of rusticity and refinement.

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Above: The owner’s bedroom underwent a complete transformation, now situated in a prime corner location that offers unparalleled views of the valley in two directions.

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modern bathroom with a freestanding tub

modern bathroom with a freestanding tub

Above: A spa-like bathroom features a freestanding tub positioned in front of sliding glass doors with the most sensational views.

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modern rustic house patio with outdoor furniture

modern rustic great room at dusk

The architects created a wonderful indoor-outdoor lifestyle in this home, celebrated through large windows and smooth transitions. Whether in public or private zones, Jada sliding glass doors seamlessly connect to terraces boasting panoramic vistas.

modern rustic house exterior with a patio and steps down to the pool

modern rustic house exterior with a pool

modern infinity edge pool and spa with Napa Valley views

Above: Perched on the edge of Howell Mountain, one of Napa Valley’s highest elevations, this breathtaking infinity edge pool offers unparalleled views of rugged peaks and majestic Douglas fir trees.

modern infinity edge pool with Napa Valley views

PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Potts Photography

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