40-acre Napa Valley estate with olive groves and cabernet vines seeks $15 million
In northern California, a sprawling Napa Valley estate that includes an orchard, olive groves and Cabernet vines returned to the market Wednesday at an asking price of $15 million.
Known as “Summer Hill” and located in the small enclave of Calistoga, the home on the nearly 41-acre property was designed and built in 2009 by owners Rela and Don Gleason. At just over 9,000 square feet, the home blends elements of classic Californian architecture (native stone, western red cedar, large lodge-like entertaining spaces) with inspiration from English country homes and Dutch-Flemish farms.
The property was recently listed for $17 million in 2018, according to public records, and came on the market in 2016 for an asking price of $21.5 million.
Ms. Gleason, a designer, worked closely with architects Bobby McAlpine and John Sease on the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, which also features two half baths, seven fireplaces and an outdoor shower, and is housed in a pavilion configuration to create a spacious feeling of indoor/outdoor living.
The main floor is structured around a “living-dining room” living room with 14-foot high exposed beam ceilings and large windows, as well as a spacious kitchen with four cooking islands and a bar that opens onto a lounge area with a stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the estate’s park.
The master suites and guest suites with limestone fireplaces are also located on the main level of “Pavilion 1”, according to the listing and photos, the master suite including a bathroom with floor to ceiling windows, a bathtub and a separate shower, separate his and hers sinks and vanities, and a spacious sitting area.
Additional bedrooms as well as a media room, gym and wine cellar are located on the level of a separate pavilion. A third pavilion level includes a two-car garage with a “full suite above connected by an elevator”.
Outside, a covered patio overlooks grounds including an infinity pool overlooking the estate, an outdoor kitchen and a tree-lined loggia. Plans are also drawn for a two-bedroom barn-style guest house that a future buyer could customize to their liking and build on the property. Arthur Goodrich of Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country St. Helena Brokerage has the listing and was not immediately available for comment.
This article originally appeared on World Mansion.