Sunday, February 21, 2016

Napa Valley Home Styles - Beautiful Homes in Napa!

I am sharing with you some pretty homes in the Napa Valley!  One of my favorite day trips is to head to Napa, go eat at Giugni's Deli, shop, and then drive around and look at the wineries and estates. 
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picture is "from the land" book

The houses and wineries in the Napa Valley are beautiful.  I took all of these pictures, unless otherwise noted, from our drive!

It's nice to look at houses during this time of year as the trees and grapes don't have their leaves on yet, which it makes it easier to see the houses!
I know the pictures aren't the best, but that's how it is!
I noticed a lot of the home styles in Napa right now involved crushed granite driveways with olive trees (and grapes, of course!).  I like the rock on the house below...
Lots of stone, lots of metal roofing material!
 The natural wood look is very in, as are steel windows... The modern farmhouse style seems to be the most popular with the new houses right now.
Now I LOVE this house going in below... it is taking them forever to build, but I love the modern American farmhouse style it is in.  Every time we drive by there is so much equipment blocking the pretty view... and I'm sure a large fence will be up shortly!
Having a mix of different roofing material is also in.  The metal roof is popular.
Here it is being built earlier in the year... (updated the post, found this picture)
 Don't you like this driveway... wonder what's there... I just love driveways like this, keeping peeping toms away (like, um, myself in this case!)
Have you seen this book, "From the Land" ?If not, you have to check it out. It's a really beautiful book full of homes designed by Backen, Gillam, and Kroeger. 
As you drive around Napa, you notice some of their work... What I like about this fence below is that the fence eon the right that looks like wood is actually concrete... faux bois concrete fence!
I remember driving by here *before* the fence was up... it's such a pretty house, wish I took a picture then! *update* found some pictures I took before the fence went up!

 Love the outdoor area! The sitting area that is covered is totally cool.

Now, this house you can easily see from the road... one time we were driving by and saw the exact view like it was just straight out of the book! Unfortunately the picture I took of the house has my finger in the center, but here it is in the book...
The current trendy Napa Valley home style is pretty much summed up in this picture... steel windows, metal roof, natural aged wood look, gravel rock, big open spaces.
I had to share this picture of the inside of the house from the book... the bedspread is the exact same fabric I used on my French chairs! I guess I could just move right on in...
I like the old European feel of the house below...
First, isn't the mustard beautiful when it's in bloom? And second, check out this beautiful mansion! 

Anyway, back to the day trip of what we like to do in Napa. So we like to eat at Giugni's Deli in St. Helena. Bring cash as they do not accept credit.  Then, after eating at Giugni's, we like to go shopping. Here is from one of my other favorite shops, Olivier Napa.  They have tons of gourmet foods, like caramel, chocolate sauces, olive oils, vinegars...

They are also one of the few retailers of authentic French porcelain company, Pillyvut.

I wrote about my favorite store in Napa Valley here, called Napa Valley Vintage Home, in St. Helena. You all need to check it out!

So, I'm sorry I don't have the best pictures but just wanted you all to get a taste of what the Napa Valley Home Style is currently. I also like to share my favorite things to do! If you are a non-wine drinker there are still things to do in the Napa Valley!!


20 comments:

  1. Oh how different from what you might see in the Ozarks of Missouri! Life is so much the same and so much different everywhere isn't it?
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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    1. It is quite interest how housing styles vary so widely! I found in Missouri there are so many stone and brick houses... California is stucco, the Northwest is wood... I think they've all been using local materials for many years!

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  2. So glad you had a good day in Napa Valley. The homes are beautiful, for sure.

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  3. Napa Valley Vintage Home is am AMAZING store! We went there last Fall and I fell in love! So glad you got to have a lovely weekend there:)

    Sheila
    www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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  4. Houses are gorgeous, but I'm really envious of that pottery!!! So many pieces that I'd take in a heart beat.

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  5. I am so missing that beautiful wine country. . .we were able to visit Napa Valley a few times when we were doing work-related traveling, and could take side trips to the area. And then again, a couple more times when we had to take one of our kids to CA for school. I just mentioned to Carl that we should take a trip to Napa again this year. Oh, this makes me want to go even more!

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    1. Yeah! Come back to Napa!! It is really so pretty. There are so many things to do there... sometime later this year we intend to take our bikes out there and bike around! There are bike rentals too for that!

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  6. Wonderful houses! Most of them are spacious enough and accurate. It makes to feel comfortable.

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  7. 1. I've never seen mustard and had no idea it's so pretty.
    2. That store looks like a fun place to spend, spend, spend..and eat too.
    3. I want to go to Napa!!
    4. Thank you for linking with TOHOT. :)

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    1. Yes mustard really is quite pretty! It grows wild here!

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  8. I love the shots....makes me long for country life!
    I love the stone on the buildings and walls....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful homes! Love how they open to the landscape! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. I love that too! The weather there is so mild year round it's perfect for indoor outdoor living!

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