A pebble’s toss away from the French Laundry and Ad Hoc, 5241 Big Ranch Road is Yountville’s newest and most extravagant home to hit the market, developed by the same firm that designed Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman’s 8 Palms.
Featuring seven bedrooms, nine and a half baths, and 17,000 square feet of living area, this grand Wine Country home sits on 10.5 acres, centered among 300 acres of cabernet grapes.
In lieu of one gargantuan home, this place is broken up into varied indoor/outdoor spaces. (So very Napa Valley.) The main house boasts a living room featuring 25-foot pocketing glass doors on two sides, reclaimed wood beams on the ceiling (pulled from an old barn in Canada), and limestone floors from India.
The theme is rustic mixed with contemporary, from the kitchen to the bedrooms. And although vessel sinks are bound to be an anachronism in a few years, the master bath’s antique Chinese chest with a marble tray and wash basin manages to look perfectly in place here.
The front courtyard features four 100-plus year-old olive trees, as it very well should. And—why not?—there’s also a lake. Bien sur. The designers dug a one-acre pond and then built a lake house out of reclaimed barn wood around next to it..
"We wanted the pond, the lake house and the big stone structure to feel like they were the first things ever built on the property," says Barbara Colvin of design firm Barbara Colvin & Co.
Other amenities one will find at this bonkers Yountville estate are a gym, wine cellar, a potager (i.e., a place where you clean your freshly picked fruits and vegetables), and a guest village (with two kitchenettes), a scullery (but of course), and more.
Asking is $17,500,000.
- 5241 Big Ranch Road [Hillary Marino of Pacific Union]