Since posting last September about the idyllic living setup Kathryn and Craig Hall have with residences in both Dallas and Napa, Calif., wine country housing has been on my radar. News from Napa jumped off the screen when word came out that the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts has announced residential sales at their venue opening in Calistoga in early 2019.
Along with five-star lodging, in its first phase of development, the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Napa Valley will include 20 full-ownership private homes. Guests and homeowners will share in a full-access winery on-site, overseen by famed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, whose achievements include crafting 20 wines earning perfect 100-point scores from The Wine Advocate.
Calistoga is red varietal country: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc. The Four Seasons Residences will offer a hands-on vineyard ownership experience for aficionados. Homeowners will have the opportunity to be involved in wine production led by Brown from harvest to bottling, even developing their own personal wine blends with custom labeling if they wish. Residents will have exclusive use of the winery’s private, temperature-controlled wine storage and private tasting areas, a boon to collectors looking to hold wine until its peak.
No photos are available yet, but the design team has provided renderings of what’s planned for the residences, including depictions of the same rooms done in both light and dark color schemes, interesting to view in themselves to get a feel for how tone impacts a space.
Open floor plans developed by renowned resort architect John Hill include two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts in one or two stories.
The view and landscaping? Vines, of course, lovingly tended just outside the residents’ terraces.
The interior living space is a California-sophisticated taken on Modern Farmhouse, open and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows to capture that view, and elegant, contemporary lighting. Glass doors permit a free traffic flow to terraces, enhancing entertaining:
Here are master suite designs, shown in both dark and light palettes. Which best suits you?
Residents who select the Four Seasons’ furnishings package designed by St. Helena’s Erin Martin Interior Design may place their home in the resort’s rental program to generate income when the property would be otherwise not in use.
Here are depictions of the planned terraces, with and without a private pool and deck that adds space for outdoor entertaining. In the background are The Palisades and its foothills covered with renowned Napa vineyards:
Along with collaborating on wine-making with a master at his craft, homeowners will enjoy access to the Four Seasons Resort’s many other amenities and activities: a world-class restaurant, a spa, and an indoor and outdoor fitness center, with pool. From the Resort, there will also be easy access to the Vine Trail, a 47-mile Class 1 pet-friendly walking and biking trail that will connect the Napa Valley from Vallejo’s Ferry to Calistoga, a boon especially to runners and cyclists wishing to clock miles in safety within the gorgeous region.
Homes in the Residences will begin at $3.5M, something to consider for vacation home shoppers who looking for a luxurious vineyard home with a five-star setting and service. For more information, see their website at www.napaluxuryliving.com.