Calistoga Cloister

The thick plaster walls and heavy rough-hewn beams of a traditional Spanish hacienda are given a modern lightness of being in this Napa Valley reinterpretation.  A repeating trio of high arches rendered in steel and glass captures views of the vineyards and Palisades range from the front of the house. In back, a cloistered courtyard is cooled by a broad veranda and stone fountain, with palm and olive trees shading the expansive lawn and pool terrace beyond. Floors throughout the voluminous interior are stained concrete tiles with subtle variations in pattern from room to room. Other details include carved limestone fireplaces, over-scaled iron light fixtures, salvaged oak beams, and a winding iron staircase with steps clad in artisan tiles.