Villa Hestia, Napa Valley, California

Villa Hestia

Listed at $9,300,000
MLS #21616942

Resting in a sea of vineyards and caressed by mature oaks, this world-class Napa Valley estate, “Villa Hestia,” has as its centerpiece a magnificent approximately 10,000 sq. ft. Tuscan-inspired villa. At once dramatic and tranquil, rustic yet sophisticated, and expansive yet embracing, the home, its surrounding grounds and amenities are nothing short of spectacular. Here on this gated and fully fenced nearly 13-acre California Wine Country estate, classic architecture, the finest materials, masterful craftsmanship, and inspired interior and landscape design come together. The result is as close to perfection as any discerning property owner could imagine.

The Alluring Patina of Age

“Villa Hestia” is constructed using techniques and materials borrowed from the past, skillfully adapted to the present, and promising to remain classic long into the future. The walls, for example, are of rammed earth, today termed “PISE,” or “pneumatically impacted stabilized earth.” Its value and effects include strength, endurance, insulating ability, and a rugged, weathered, Old World appearance. Massive, rough-hewn Douglas fir beams re-purposed from a 19th century warehouse in Portland, Oregon are used throughout the structures. Aged industrial-grade steel forms the staircase, and roofs are of corrugated copper.

A Design for Active Living

This is an estate designed for la gioia della vita, the celebration of life, and in the Napa Valley that includes the enjoyment of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Expansive pergolas, accessed via multiple French doors from many rooms,shade and overlook spacious terraces surrounding a nearly Olympic-length pool and adjacent hot tub. There’s a professional-quality tennis court, and an open-air kitchen and dining pavilion standing ready for al fresco repasts; no doubt making use of garden-to-table herbs and vegetables from the raised beds nearby. While family, guests and pets are comfortably accommodated in the 5 bedrooms and four and one-half baths of the main residence, there is also a beautiful and spacious guest house, and “Casa del Cane,” a dual kennel luxury dog house complete with grooming amenities.

Privacy with Accessibility

Located just minutes from downtown Napa, a mere two miles from the renowned Silverado Resort and Spa, and little more than an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, “Villa Hestia” provides opportunity as a permanent residence or as the ultimate home away from home.



  • 2 Fully operational, plumbed and lighted, indoor/outdoor Koi ponds
  • Breathtaking 3-story metal staircase with copper handrails
  • All metal fabricated by Olgatree
  • Copper work done by “CuFe” and Jeff Jacklich
  • Wired for large light fixture
  • Natural cooling convective effect when Juliet balcony doors are open


  • Dramatic open-beam, truss and wood slatted ceiling with skylights
  • Stainless steel appliances, including:
    • Sub-zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer
    • Side-by-side double 4 burner gas Dynamic Cooking System ranges
    • Dual full-size commercial electric ovens
    • Industrial hood
    • Grill and griddle
    • Commercial grade pot boiler/pot filler
    • Kitchen-aide dishwasher
  • Stainless steel center island with sink
  • Bar seating with green granite honed finished counter top and sink
  • Shaker style cherry wood cabinets
  • Built in banquet and hutch
  • Hand blown glass pendent lights
  • Spacious family style dining area with dual French doors to pergola, terrace, pool and spa

Service Pantry

  • Dishwasher and sink

Walk-in Pantry

  • Insulated (originally designed for a walk in refrigerator)

Wine Cellar

  • Climate controlled
  • Accommodates 2,000+ bottles
  • Large, locking walk-in storage closet
  • Drainage

Wet Bar

  • Full wet bar with sink, refrigerator and ice maker

Formal Living/Dining Room

  • 5 sets of French doors
  • Wood burning Rumford fireplace – designed for efficiency
  • Open-beam ceiling
  • Dramatic light fixture designed by Michael Holmes
  • Hand blown pendant lights


  • Custom-built bookshelves

Family Room

  • 9 ft. ceiling
  • Custom-builtbuilt-in media cabinet
  • Surround sound
  • Custom-built built-in shelves
  • Private patio
  • 4 sets of French doors

Laundry Room – Project/Hobby Room – Office

  • Extensive built-in cabinetry and storage
  • Full-length closet
  • Private entrance with French doors
  • Sink
  • Built-in desk and expansive work counters

Half Bath

  • Italian glass tile counter by Bisazza
  • Hand blown glass pendants

Guest Wing Bedroom Suite

  • Full bath/shower
  • 2 private entrances
  • Walk-in closet
  • Stone tile/Italian green glass tile shower
  • Mosaic tile sink designed by “Cesca”
  • Warm floor access panel

Bedrooms 1 & 2

  • Private courtyard entrance
  • Custom Bathroom/walk in closet
  • Hand selected stone tile counters
  • Built-in closet
  • Warm floor access panel

Master Suite

  • Addition added in 2012
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Staggered-plank wood floors
  • Seating areas
  • Dramatic custom circular chandelier. Additional track lighting.
  • 13’ x 16’ ft. closet featuring extensive solid wood custom-designed cabinetry and soft-close drawers, by Northbay Cabinet

          Master Bath

  • Porcelain tile warm floors
  • Glassed-in steam shower with rain head and wand
  • Dual vessel copper and stainless sinks
  • Cola glass tile
  • Bronzo leather finished counter tops
  • 2 Sets of French doors to the estate grounds
  • Solid granite edge-less tub by “Stone house” complemented by a picture window to the gardens

   “Aerie” Guest Suite

  • Rip sawn reclaimed Douglas fir beams, and wide-plank floors finished by Cesca
  • Radiant floors
  • A/C
  • Spacious walk-in closet with washer, dryer and water heater

          Guest Bath

  • Dual sinks
  • Italian glass tile by Bisazz
  • Custom glassed-in shower with dual rain heads and in-shower tub
  • Vanity area with built-in dressers
  • 2 Juliet balconies with views of the estate grounds
  • “Martini Deck” View Tower
    • 4 Juliet balconies with views of the estate grounds
    • Soaring peak-vaulted, wood slatted, open beam ceiling
    • Seated viewing area


  • Designed by Peter Collins
  • 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Built in 2012
  • 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths
  • Living room with reading nook
  • Office
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Solid stone sinks
  • Counter top black walnut
  • Kitchenette with micro dishwasher, refrigerator and sink
  • 3-phase A/C
  • Polished concrete floors
  • Private entrances


  • Open-air Kitchen and Dining Pavilion
    • Built-in Viking hooded gas grill, warming oven and refrigerator
    • Built-in counter and cabinetry
    • Overhead radiant heaters
    • Covered and uncovered dining areas
  • Pool
  • Grecian style
  • Solar heated
  • Adjacent in-ground hot tub
  • Pool house
  • Tennis court
    • Official Australian Open surface
    • Wind screens
    • Seated viewing area
    • Sports court
    • Storage hut
    • Ball machine and ball sweeper
  • Landscaping and Gardens
    • Landscaping by Sue Collins
    • Raised vegetable beds and cutting garden
    • Storage shed
    • Fully automated irrigation system
  • Animal Residences
    • 2 kennels with lighting and infrared heater with timer
    • Dog wash with hot water
    • Composting dog waste system
    • Automatic watering system
    • Utility sink and storage
    • Chicken coop – fully enclosed and safe from predators
  • Garages
    • 3-car garage/1 drive thru
    • Artist studio
    • Covered bays
    • Large center garage
    • Large workshop/wine making area
  • Vineyards (Bordeaux varietals)
    • 2 acres – Cabernet sauvignon
    • 5.3 acres – Sauvignon blanc


  • 2 wells: (1.) Ag well for vineyard and fire tank/values (2.) Landscaping well
  • House is on city water
  • Fire tank (buried)
  • Gravity septic system
  • Property was sited around Valley and Live oak trees.
  • Sarco Creek
  • Electric Vineyard fan (sure farm cold air drain)
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