When Los Angeles based Jamie McCourt found herself spending more time in Napa then home, she knew it was time to make the move and plant roots up north. She gave her realtor a short but specific list of requirements: vineyards, privacy, fantastic views and modern architecture. An idyllic 22-acre property on a wooded hillside in Napa Valley with a modernist home designed in 2002 was available and fit those needs.
Designers Waldo Fernandez and Tommy Clements were brought in to redesign the space and open up the interiors. Working with a clean-lined structure with mostly glass, the designers chose a color scheme inspired by the view of the landscape, rocks and trees. Oversized furnishings in natural fabrics – cashmere, washed linen, cotton – were incorporated throughout the house in ecru, grey, and faded agate.
The kitchen was brought up to professional-grade for McCourt who studied culinary arts in Paris and is working on a lifestyle book with a focus on cooking.
Exposed plywood ceilings and polished concrete floors are warmed up with muted throw rugs, weathered leather and a soft color palette.
Oaks and manzanita shade the lap pool with views of the vineyard beyond. The completion of the house two years later coincided with her first harvest of a single estate cabernet sauvignon set for release in 2017.
Source: photography ©Sam Frost via C Magazine