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This beautiful mid-century modern home sits on the Rutherford bench in the center of the Napa valley. Located on 2.5 acres, (of which 1.1 acres are a mature Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard) and with views of the valley and Mt. Saint Helena, this is a place of peace and beauty perfect for the couple looking for a retreat, a young family looking for fun and freedom or a group of friends wanting to enjoy each other's company.
This 2800+ sq. ft. home has vaulted ceilings with giant windows that look out onto a garden with mature trees, vineyards and Flora Springs winery. The living room has a large wood burning/ gas fireplace for those cozy fall and winter days and nights. There are 3 beautifully appointed bedrooms each with private, newly renovated bathrooms.
For those who like to cook there is a fabulous new Poggenpohl chef's kitchen with a Sub Zero refrigerator and a 42 inch Thermador professional range. The kitchen also has a large island that seats 6 and a large and comfortable sofa that can be made into a king-size bed for additional guests if the bedrooms are not enough.
Walking out of the 8ft. sliding glass doors from the dining room or the living room will bring you into the garden. Have lunch under the rose and wisteria covered pergola that will seat up to 12 people comfortably, or wander into the pool area for a bar-b-que or a swim. The hot tub looks out over the vineyards and at night you can see almost every star in the galaxy. If you are tired, read a book in the hammock. If you want an activity, play bocce ball or shuffleboard. The children can busy themselves in the playhouse with the little-person sized kitchen or they can climb into the tree house over the pool and hoist the pirate flag. Walks can be taken up to Flora Springs winery or down one of a number of quaint country roads. There are also a number of bike trails and running paths for those who want more vigorous exercise. Lake Hennessy is about 15 minutes away for those who want to go fishing, or drive up to Mt. St. Helena for a climb, or wake up early one morning and take a hot air balloon over the valley with breakfast at the end. But, a trip to the Napa Valley is not complete without visits to our wonderful wineries. We are in walking distance of many including Whitehall, Franciscan, Kelham, Milat, Livingston, Hall, Heitz and Raymond- just to name a few.
Summary of Amenities:
- Recently (2012) remodeled kitchen and baths (3.5) - SONOS music system in all rooms allows streaming from your iOS or Android device and our integrated SiriusXM satellite radio - AppleTV - Nest thermostat controlled heating and cooling - Swimming pool with attached hot tub - Shuffleboard court - Bocce ball court - Ample outdoor furniture - Treehouse with world-class view
Deep cast iron bathtub, Italian tiles & Kohler fixtures....moreless
All of the bathrooms have beautiful Italian tiles and Kohler fixtures. ...moreless
There is a cat on the property. Her name is Rebecca. Rebecca has been living on the grounds of Zinfandel Lane for over 13 years. She has become older and less efficient at feeding herself. We take care of her and have a young neighborhood girl who comes by and feeds her. ...moreless
The house has a number of books for all ages in the hallway and in bedrooms 2 and 3....moreless
There are 2 DVD players; one with each television in the living room and kitchen....moreless
The house has a number of board games in the living room. The house also has shuffleboard and bocce ball courts as well as a sports closet in the garage with balls, croquet and badminton....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Both televisions have cable and the television in the living room also has Apple TV....moreless
The house is fitted with the SONOS stereo system which can be controlled on your iPad to play different music in every room of the house and outside. There is also a regular stereo in the living room....moreless
The house has 2 flat screen television sets; One in the living room and one in the kitchen....moreless
The house has a number of toys. Most of the toys are kept in the small little playhouse outside. They include a little person sized kitchen and red wagon. There is also a tree house by the pool....moreless
The house has a new, state-of-the-art Poggenpohl kitchen. It has all of the pots, pans and utensils anyone could want. There is an island that seats up to 6 people and sofa bed that sleeps another 2...moreless
A 42 inch Thermador range with 2 electric ovens; one a convection oven....moreless
A Sub Zero refrigerator with double freezer drawers....moreless
A 42 inch Thermador gas range with 4 burners, a grill and a griddle....moreless
Deck / Patio
Lanai / Gazebo:
The house has a rose and wisteria covered pergola that has a couple of seating areas and a table that seats 12. The pergola has been used for a number of weddings....moreless
Summer Rate Jul 6 - Aug 11, 2015 30 night min stay
Fall Rates Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 30 night min stay
Winter Rates Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016 30 night min stay
Spring Rates Apr 1 - May 31, 2016 30 night min stay
Summer Rate Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 30 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$5,000
Property Damage Protection$99
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The Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of Northern California. It is the premier winemaking region in the United States, if not the world, and so if wine tasting is your passion, you are in the right place. In addition to wine, the Napa Valley offers many exciting and new adventures from Hot Air Balloon rides to the Napa Valley Wine Train; the most beautiful and challenging bicycling and hiking trails, or just a stroll through one of the quaint towns of Saint Helena, Yountville, or downtown Napa. If you are in the mood for music, visit one of the outdoor concerts at Mondavi Winery during the summer or sit on the grass at Charles Krug and watch a Shakespeare play. The Mustard Festival in Yountville is not one to be missed and if you happen to be in the Valley for the 4th of July, the parade in Calistoga is a throwback to 1950 Americana and, the fireworks are incredible. Grab a yoga class, get a massage, go for a swim or pick up a game of tennis or round of golf. If you want something different, make a reservation for a game of croquet at Meadowood but, make sure you wear all white or you will not be allowed on the green. The Napa Valley is a summer paradise and an autumn dream. It is one of the few places in the world where each season has its own wonderful charm and where it really does not matter what time of the year you choose to visit. A summer at the pool or a winter in front of a fire drinking a beautiful cabernet....you cannot go wrong.
Year Purchased: 1995
About: We are a family of 5 with 3 children under the ago of 12. Born and raised in San Francisco, our home in St. Helena has become a place of peace and solitude as well as a gathering spot for our friends and family. We are currently residing in Rome, Italy but, look forward to our return to St. Helena and our beautiful haven.
Why St. Helena: The clean simple lines of this house bring you back in time to the freshness and fun of the 1960's. The home was build in 1961 with the most beautiful views over the Rutherford Bench, Flora Springs Winery and Mt. St. Helena. The property is flat and easily accessible to everyone. It sits in the middle of 2 acres with beautiful views and, for those few months in autumn during crush, there is the most marvelous scent of grapes. It is a special home away from home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our home is unique in that it caters to everyone at every time in their lives. Because we are raising our own children here, there are the definite markings of childhood; a tree house, a play house, small fruit trees for small people, board games of all types, and little knick knacks here and there. It is also, however, a home for couples who want a little beauty and sophistication. Additionally, our home is wheelchair accessible, all on one floor and very easy for anyone with, or without mobility concerns.