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.
|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!
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)
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!
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.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...
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!!
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