OFFERING SUMMARY

Designed by the acclaimed architectural firm of Cutler Anderson and constructed by master craftsmen and the innovative builders of Tanglefoot Construction, the residential complex is a work of architectural and design ingenuity. Respecting and paying homage to its natural surroundings, it combines walls of layered rammed earth—the structural material of the Great Wall of China—handsome wood paneling and floors, and pervasive expanses of wood-framed floor-to-ceiling windows that admit floods of sunlight, reveal enchanting vistas, and create a sense of harmony with the exquisite natural setting. Indigenous soil was gathered from the area to create the organically hued rammed earth walls—both architecturally significant and environmentally friendly—that bind the home with its land. Interior ceilings soar to nearly 40 feet, while striking Douglas fir beams create uncommon angles and—in combination with skylights—patterns of shadows and light in hallways and elsewhere. Bringing new depth to the notion of a home with “wings,” the compound’s distinctive roof lines are inverted, recalling the wings of a butterfly while also directing rainwater to cascade into two-story waterfalls that converge in the property’s koi pond.

  • 34.24 +/- acre parcel with spectacular views, absolute privacy, tranquility, and proximity to downtown Napa

  • Ag Watershed zoning

  • Dramatic vineyard and mountain views

  • Ultra-premium income producing 22.58 +/- acre Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot vineyard

  • Architecturally significant post-modern residential compound completed in 2004

  • 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths, 13,250 +/- sq ft total living space

    • Main residence: 11,600 +/- sq ft. 4 bedroom suites, 2 half baths, pool bath

    • Vineyard House second dwelling: 1270 +/- sq ft. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

    • Studio with full bath: 380 +/- sq ft

  • Design/build team

    • Architect: Cutler Anderson Architects

    • Kitchen/pantry/mudroom/powder design: Fu-Tung Cheng

    • Builder: Tanglefoot Construction

    • Landscape: Lutsko Associates

  • Exterior finishes

    • 30” thick multi-layered rammed earth walls and columns fabricated from indigenous soil

    • Cedar shingles

    • Butterfly metal clad roofs

    • Custom Douglas fir window and door systems

  • Beautiful natural landscape with inviting outdoor entertaining venues

  • Secure entry gate

MAIN RESIDENCE

Features Throughout

  • Massive Douglas fir exposed framing and beams

  • Rammed earth feature walls

  • Large scale ceiling height and windows, creating light-filled interiors with dramatic views

  • Programmable directional lighting

  • Custom fabricated stainless steel and wood door hardware

  • Exquisitely crafted wood flooring, paneling and cabinetry

  • Main living areas: European steamed beech

  • Kitchen cabinets and paneling: Edge grain carbonized bamboo

  • Lower level theatre and powder paneling: cherry wood

  • Honed bluestone tile floors on lower level

  • Baths: Ann Sacks glass tile and Dornbracht plumbing fixtures

  • Four gas fireplaces

  • Two safe rooms

  • Motorized shades in most rooms

East Wing

The koi pond and tastefully chosen drought-tolerant landscape design provide a fittingly elegant introduction to the main residence. A dramatic two-story foyer gives way to fluid formal living and dining rooms with a two-sided gas fireplace and French doors to the glorious grounds and dining terrace. Nearby is an oversized office that will please any busy professional with an island offering media storage, abundant built-in cabinetry, and extensive countertops. 

  • Dramatic two story-high entrance opens to formal dining room

  • Seamless open transition from dining to living room with two-way gas fireplace

  • Oversized office with huge island and media storage, built-in cabinetry and expansive work counters

  • Dining, living and office rooms all have French door access to outdoor terrace

Family LIving Hub

The heart of the approximately 11,600-square-foot home is an inspiring kitchen adjoined by family and informal dining areas. Fu-Tung Cheng of Berkeley’s Cheng Design conceptualized the true chef’s kitchen to be both highly functional and high in artistic expression. It boasts GeoCrete countertops with decorative inlays, edge-grain carbonized bamboo cabinets and paneling, a dumbwaiter, a butler’s pantry, and appliances from Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, and Mie

  • Chef's kitchen designed by Fu-Tung Cheng

  • Custom designed concrete island with two integral trough sinks

  • 5-burner Gaggenau gas cooktop, grill and deep fat fryer

  • Custom stainless steel hood with integral pot rack

  • Twin Gaggenau EB333 ovens

  • Miele dishwasher

  • Two Subzero refrigerators with 2 freezer drawers

  • Black Wolf microwave

  • Kitchen Aid trash compactor

  • Kitchen Aid ice maker

  • Built-in Miele coffee maker

  • U-line under counter bar fridge

  • Dumbwaiter with access to lower level

  • Butler’s pantry

    • Miele dishwasher

    • Subzero 40+ bottle wine fridge

    • 2-Subzero freezer drawers

  • Breakfast nook with banquette

  • Additional kitchen dining area

  • Play nook with built-ins

  • Spacious family room open to kitchen with gas fireplace and custom built-ins

  • Main level powder room with custom poured glass counter

 

Upper Level Living Quaters

Among the second-floor private quarters is a luxurious primary suite with built-in beech cabinetry, a warming fireplace, a sweeping view, a sitting room, an office, a safe room, two balconies, and a spa-inspired bath with a soaking tub. The second-floor east wing features two guest bedroom suites, each with its own balcony, and a playroom with room for overflow sleeping. 

  • Multiple skylights and loft-style areas providing views to lower level

  • Library and children’s library, both with abundant built-in bookshelves and vineyard views

  • Primary suite with sitting room, office, safe room, two view balconies and luxe bathroom with tub and shower

  • Two en-suite guest bedrooms with built-in desks, tub showers, and view balconies

  • Playroom/media room with space for overflow sleeping, wall-to-wall workspace and access to view balconies

Lower Level

On the lower level are a nine-person theater paneled in richly hued cherrywood, a de rigueur 1,250-bottle wine room with glowing rammed-earth walls, and a tasting room with gas burning fireplace. Completing the lower level is a spacious garage with room for 5-car parking and additional storage space.

  • Wine cellar with 1250+ bottle rack capacity and room for boxed wine

  • Tasting room with 192 bottle racking and 4 U-line 30-bottle capacity wine refrigerators, dishwasher, ice maker, and gas burning fireplace

  • Acoustically designed theatre with seating for 9, dry bar with mini fridge, and bar seating

  • Laundry room with 2 Whirlpool washers and dryers, and laundry chute

  • 1,937 +/- sq ft garage, parking for up to 5 cars, storage space, 220 volt wiring 

West Wing

Accessed via an impressive interior gallery hall with window walls and vineyard views is the west wing, which includes a spacious gym and yoga studio. Just outside—accessible via the gallery hall—are a refreshing swimming pool and spa surrounded by a bluestone terrace, a pizza oven, and a nearby changing room, bath, and sauna. On the west wing’s lower level is a private guest or au pair apartment that offers a study with a Murphy bed, a sitting area with a patio and kitchenette, a bedroom, and full bath with a shower. 

  • Accessed via an impressive interior gallery hall from the family room

  • Spacious gym/yoga studio with lovely oak grove and meadow views, small fridge and bar sink

  • Guest/au pair apartment

    • Beautifully crafted maple flooring, paneling and cabinetry

    • Spacious bi-levelliving space

    • Bedroom and full bath with shower

    • Study with Murphy bed and built-in desk

    • Sitting area with sliding door access to a private bluestone patio

    • Kitchenette with 4-burner electric cooktop, dishwasher, mini fridge, & microwave

    • Stacked washer and dryer

  • Nearby mechanical area with additional safe room

VINEYARD HOUSE SECOND DWELLING

Beyond the west wing, a 130-foot cedar boardwalk proceeds to the Vineyard House, a 1,270 +/- square-foot second dwelling featuring three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, a window-wrapped great room, a kitchen, and a peaceful view deck overlooking a heated plunge pool and the property’s expansive vineyard. Further afield are a vegetable garden, a fruit orchard, thriving native shrubs surrounding small protected meadows, and a magnificent 500-year-old valley oak tree. At every turn, cedar shingles and fir beams join the rammed earth walls to create a sense of solidity and of being at one with this place.

  • Accessed via raised “boardwalk” from main residence

  • Rammed earth walls with Douglas fir exposed framing

  • Great room with open kitchen/living area, large scale windows, and spectacular vineyard views

    • 4- burner gas range

    • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher

    • Subzero refrigerator and freezer drawers

    • Stacked washer/dryer

  • Powder room

  • Three guest bedrooms with separate outdoor access and vineyard/oak grove views

    • En suite guest bedroom

    • Two additional guest bedrooms with individual sinks and shared bath

STUDIO

Beyond the east wing, a 124-foot trellised bluestone walkway leads through a flourishing oak grove to the studio—a 380 +/- square-foot space ideal for both the creation and the appreciation of art.

  • Accessed via trellised bluestone walkway from main residence

  • Atrium entrance with collecting rainwater pool

  • Large scale ceiling height and windows, creating light-filled interior with oak grove and meadow views

  • Exposed rammed earth interior walls and bluestone floors

  • Full bathroom with shower

  • French doors with access to private bluestone patio

OUTDOOR LIVING

  • 18’ x 40’ Heated swimming pool and integral spa

  • Pool bath, sauna and changing room

  • Vineyard House view deck and heated plunge pool / spa

  • Expansive outdoor entertaining bluestone terraces and patios

  • Built-in wood burning pizza oven

  • Natural drought tolerant landscape anchored by a lovely oak grove and meadow, including a spectacular 500-year-old oak tree

  • Extensive outdoor landscape lighting

  • Farm-to-table vegetable garden and fruit orchard

  • Koi pond at main house entry

VINEYARD

The property rests approximately 500 feet above the valley floor in the shadow of an extinct volcano known today as Mount George. The Meteor vineyard benefits from the ash, clay, and cobble supplied by its eruptions as well as a cooling effect from nearby San Pablo Bay. Lauded Michael Wolf Vineyard Services tends to the farming of the vines, while illustrious winemaker Dawnine Dyer oversees the creation of the elixirs of highly sought-after the Meteor brand.

  • Total acreage: 22.58 +/- acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon: 22.26 +/- acres, planted in 1999, 5’ x 7’ spacing

    • Petit Verdot, 0.32 +/- acres, planted in 2005, 4’ x 4’ spacing

    • See attached vineyard block map

  • Coombsville AVA

  • Farmed by Michael Wolf Vineyard Services

  • Harvest Data

    • 2015: CS 35.93 tons, PV 1.14 tons

    • 2016: CS 67.18 tons, PV 1.86 tons

    • 2017: CS 75.03 tons, PV 1.61 tons

    • 2018: CS 82.10 tons, PV 2.06 tons

    • 2019: CS 72.17 tons, PV 1.64 tons

    • 2020: CS 66.59 tons

    • 2021: CS 63.31 tons, PV 1.89 tons

  • Contracts with 8 high-end brands, mostly 2 and 3 year evergreens, but two 1-year contracts

  • Several vineyard designates

  • Meteor brand: not included in the sale, but available for purchase

    • Dawnine Dyer, wine maker

    • Special Family Reserve, $325/bottle, 2018 vintage rated at 97 pts

    • Perseid, $160/bottle, 2018 vintage rated a 97 pts

INFRASTRUCTURE

Technological and forward-thinking comforts and amenities include programmable directional lighting; custom-fabricated stainless-steel and wood door hardware; motorized shades; home automation systems; a whole-house Kohler generator; a photovoltaic solar field, and Tesla charger.

  • HVAC:

    • Main House: Forced air gas heating and AC and hydronic heated floors in studio, pool bath, baths, and nooks

    • Vineyard House:: Mitsubishi City Multi heating and cooling system with 4 air handlers and 4 thermostats. 4 Zone Hydronic radiant heated floors

  • Water:

    • Private well for domestic use: drilled in 1998, 500’ deep, 20 gpm at drilling

    • Private well for irrigation use: drilled in 1998, 500’ deep, 150 gpm at drilling

    • Reverse osmosis and UV filtration of domestic water

    • 10,000 gallon underground storge tank for RO filtered water

    • Hook-up ready for Napa recycled water

  • Tesla charger in auto court

  • Septic

    • Main House: standard system with three tanks

    • Second dwelling: Wisconsin mound engineered system inspected twice a year for Napa County

  • Gas: PG&E, natural gas

  • Electric: PG&E 120/208v, 3-phase

  • Solar field: PV solar

  • Generator: Kohler 255 kW diesel, runs entire home

  • Water heaters:

    • Main House: Gas, 2 Lochinvar boilers

    • Second dwelling:  Gas, Munchkin boiler

  • Smart home system

    • Main House: Crestron for lighting, shades, pool; WebCtrl for HVAC

    • Second dwelling: Smart home Lutron lighting and Mitsubishi HVAC via smart phone

  • Internet: AT&T designated fiber line

  • Phone: AT&T landline

  • TV: DirecTV

  • Surveillance: 8 cameras with on-site monitoring

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METEOR VINEYARD ESTATE

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