Urgent note: It’s almost time for Descanso Gardens to transform into a leafy world of dazzling nighttime lights again. “Enchanted: Forest of Light” opens November 19, but tickets tend to vanish in a twinkling. Better reserve your visit soon.
The breathtaking drive up is just the overture to life in the secluded luxury of rural Knights Valley. Set high in far northern Napa County in a region of world-class vineyards and estates, your grand wine country manor is surrounded by expanses of natural beauty, highlighted by panoramic views. The land, threaded with streams and hiking trails, includes seven plantable acres. 15300 Ida Clayton Road is exclusively offered at $4,895,000 by Kate Spadarotto of our Pacific Union St. Helena office.
The 5,228 square foot stone main house embodies the magic of wine country on a grand scale. In the living room near the rustic fireplace, French double doors open to a stone deck with spectacular valley views. The dining room, which seats twelve with ease, also opens to the patio. Nearby, a gourmet kitchen with all-Viking appliances features granite counters and a large island with counter seating.
All three bedroom suites have private balconies with stunning tree-covered views. A basement space below the living room could become a king bedroom. Off across the grounds, a rustic wood guest barn houses a studio apartment with central heat and air, washer/dryer, kitchenette with seating for four, bedroom and shower.
Enchanted by spectacular views and the scent of pine, the outdoor environment is ideal for both small family gatherings and large-scale entertaining. The long solar heated lap pool has two shallow ends. Curved stone benches surround the glowing stone fire pit. The outdoor kitchen includes a stone bar with built-in sink, wine refrigerator, and large grill.
The rural Knights Valley location lies next door to Peter Michael Winery and Kendall Jackson. It’s ten miles from Calistoga, known for its many spas, thermal springs, and mud baths as well as an eclectic mix of shopping, wine-tasting rooms and restaurants. Santa Rosa Airport is 35 minutes away, with a direct American Airlines flight to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Another scenic thirty-five minute drive leads to Healdsburg and its Michelin star restaurants.
Is there a heaven on earth? Come here … then decide.
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