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Saint Helena home features exquisite design

14 Aug 2012 3:43 PM
Saint Helena home features exquisite design

Property buyers considering a move to the Golden State might want to explore the beauty of Saint Helena, sometimes thought of as Napa Valley's "Main Street." In fact, exceptional housing is available in the area, giving homeowners exquisite properties that deliver a blend of classic and modern features.

Once you pass along a tree-lined driveway, you'll notice two majestic 18th century gates that serve as the entrance to an exquisite, authentic Bavarian Hunting Schloss. However, this is merely the appetizer to an opulent main course, as the aforementioned house offers breathtaking views and contains walnut cabinetry, parquet and stone floors, 18-foot French doors, nine historic fireplaces and more.

Sotheby's International Realty listing agent Latife Hayson states that the property is extraordinary and unique for Napa Valley, as its owners displayed a passion for art, history and all things beautiful.

"It's incredibly rare to have the opportunity to purchase a property that has so much history, especially in a setting that epitomizes the Wine Country lifestyle," Hayson said.

In 1999, the owners bought the property, and spent six years designing, carving out a building pad, installing the infrastructure and collecting materials. Additionally, they developed the schloss at 1,000 feet above sea level, resulting in a stunning view overlooking the valley.

You might feel like you've traveled to the Austrian Alps or Bavaria when you explore the property's terrain. It contains creek beds, deer trails and redwood groves that offer a fitting complement to the deluxe accommodations included within the home.

Meanwhile, you'll be close to various attractions and entertainment, as dining, shopping and wellness options are available nearby. Whether you're searching for a gourmet meal or a high-quality health club, you might find exactly what you're looking for with this property or some of the other luxury homes in the area.