Top-Dollar Napa Valley Estate Without the Requisite Vineyard

More

Location: St. Helena, California

Price: $29,500,000

This 47-acre estate might sit in the very heart of California wine country, Napa Valley, but has yet to develop its own vineyard. Perhaps the terroir wasn't to a vintner's liking, or, more likely, the owner can afford to buy such a quantity of top-shelf vino for himself that producing more for profit just doesn't seem necessary. After all, this 12,000-square-foot Tuscan-style villa is asking an astonishing $30,000,000 for the privilege of buying-in all the wine. At least the place does a good job of replicating an extravagant Tuscan villa, especially given that recent builds like this rarely come off convincingly. The landscaping, particularly the mature cypress trees, help to make up for any nouveau detailing.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Curbed.com offers its daily witty, urbane take on architecture, real estate, and neighborhood news in nearly a dozen cities across the U.S., and on its flagship Curbed National site, where House of the Day, written by Rob Bear, appears.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in National

Just In