Exquisite contemporary farmhouse in Napa Valley

Surrounded by the green vineyards and blue hills of Napa wine country, this striking custom farmhouse compound at 199 Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena combines timeless natural beauty with leading edge amenities. The newer home was lived in part time (and cared for full time) by its first owner.

Wrapped in a stunning weathered wood and rockwork exterior, enhanced by architectural lighting and landscaping, the residence and guest house comprise nearly 6,000 square feet of inviting open plan space on 2.27 acres.

Vast glass doors on two sides of the living/dining area open to the pool/patio and front garden for wide-open indoor/outdoor living.

Gently distressed hardwood floors, a soaring arched and beamed ceiling and a gemlike row of nine clerestory windows enrich the setting. The vast, semi-open kitchen is a chef’s dream with prep/seating island and high-end stainless appliances.

A window-wrapped breakfast room waits nearby. An ample wine cellar and tasting area showcases prized vintages.

Five en-suite bedrooms are highlighted by a master suite with fireplace and dramatic arched and beamed ceiling.

Sliding doors open just steps from the pool. The charming guest house, opening to the garden and pool, is linked to the main residence by a covered breezeway.

This wine country treasure is listed by Damian Archbold at $8,240,000.