Gleason Napa Valley Compound - Calistoga, CA
When designer Rela Gleason and her husband Don conceptualized their Napa Valley home they enlisted assistance of architects Bobby McAlpine and John Sease. Rela drew the floor plans and selected materials for interior and exterior application - steel, glass, native stone, concrete and western cedar. The McAlpine genius for combining rooflines and classic elements joined Rela's concept of three pavilions, linking them with breezeways and loggias. Inspired by classic Edwin Lutyens country homes and farmhouses the team conjured a home decidedly and magically the best of the Napa Valley. Gleason blended contemporary furnishings and textiles from her own collection, and acquired antiques.The end result is a perfect example of ""gilt by association.""