GALATEA NAPA VALLEY256 N Fork Crystal Springs, St. Helena, California
- LISTING PRICE: $13,950,000
- TYPE: Luxury Portfolio
- BEDROOMS: 5
- BATHROOMS: 6
- LIVING: 8,261 sq. ft
- LOT: 46 acres
Inspired by the grand chateaux of France’s Loire Valley wine country and the owners’ passion for the classics, this exceptional Napa Valley estate rests prominently yet privately in its coveted location with unparalleled views that are so spectacular, they hardly seem real. Named to honor the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion, this one-of-a-kind estate is a creation of pure perfection brought to life; meticulously curated and with quality standards rarely seen in this country.
True to its vision, the main residence showcases an exterior with impressive masonry work, French oak handcrafted windows and doors, and slate roof, while the interior enjoys grand scale rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, limestone and French oak plank floors, gorgeous cabinetry, stone fireplaces, and staircases, many of the materials imported from France. Although formal in structure, the home is surprisingly comfortable and the floorplan quite desirable for today’s lifestyle. Featured within its 8,261 +/- sq ft area are only eleven principal rooms both public and private, most of which enjoy beautiful views overlooking the Valley: a formal entry, formal living and dining rooms, a spacious open kitchen/great room, a family room with fireplace, an elegant conservatory with live palm trees, a circular limestone stairway leading to a luxurious master suite and three guest suites, and a handsome 2- story Jules Verne-style library.
In addition to the main residence, the property includes a lovely guest house with open floor plan and kitchen, a two car garage, a gorgeous subterranean 4500 bottle capacity wine cellar and two levels of storage rooms built below the pavilion. Impressive infrastructure includes a gated entrance, an abundant water supply from 4 water wells, a 41kW solar field, Crestron system, back-up generator for full property support, and a fire suppression sprinkler and hydrant network.
One flows with ease from the residences to the estate’s many inviting outdoor living areas. Centered on a glorious live oak tree is the expansive main terrace with an infinity edge pool that gracefully follows the natural curve of the land, a fully equipped Lynx outdoor kitchen with Mugnaini pizza oven, and the pavilion, an impressive 1,050 +/- sq ft year-round entertaining space with 12 barrel vaulted domes, romantic lighting, built-in audio/visual, and stunning views. The property’s landscape is punctuated with a delightful array of flower and vegetable gardens, olive and fruit trees, hive-ready honey bee platforms, extensive walkways, a sculpture fountain, an outdoor shower, and extensive lighting for nighttime drama. Furthering their pursuit to create a self-contained, self-sufficient lifestyle, the owners are well into the process of seeking approval for an erosion control plan for approximately 5.5 vine acres, with high expectation for fruit quality based upon other near neighboring vineyards including Hundred Acre’s Kayli Morgan 100 pt vineyard, Cakebread’s Dancing Bears, and Dana Estates’ Lotus and Onda.
Elevated just enough above the valley floor to provide spectacular views, but only 3 minutes to The Silverado Trail and halfway between St. Helena and Calistoga, this 46 +/- acre property is centrally located within a most notable neighborhood in the company of other exclusive estates, vineyards and wineries.
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