The Napa-Inspired Farmhouse: A robust, earthy home with a long, industrial-chic finish

Inspired by the architecture of the dewy, rolling Napa countryside, a pastoral scene complete with venerable wineries with decades-old vintages stored in weathered grey barns, native grasses and wildflowers edging each field, waiting—dreaming—of their return to their hillside stage, the Napa-inspired farmhouse draws upon the rustic, deliberate forms of early Napa Valley settlers, using native stone and wood to fashion homes with an enthralling provincial complexity.

Located west of PCH within Corona del Mar’s famed village, 604 Begonia Avenue, a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,942 square foot home located on a 3,384 square foot lot, offers elevated, piano nobile living by placing the entertaining rooms on the second story, affording them greater views, light and air circulation, as well as a truly dramatic entry under luscious antiqued beams.

226 South Rimpau Boulevard, located directly on the Wilshire Country Club, provides 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms within 6,127 square feet spread out over three floors on a roughly 15,700 square foot lot. The crisp clean lines, paired with warm metals and woods, creates a wonderful juxtaposition between the lush green grounds and the spartan interior—truly a pleasing aesthetic.

4601 Perham Road, located within Corona del Mar’s Cameo Shores neighborhood, a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 7,721square foot home inspired by the industrial winery building that dot the Napa hillsides, complete with a cantilevered dining room door, seamlessly connecting indoors with out. The massive, roughly 3,000 square foot subterranean entertainment level includes “art theater, game room, full bar, conditioned wine room, gym, and guest suite, as well as a large, [separate] 2,132 square foot garage.”

Located in the East Bluff neighborhood of Newport Beach, and terrifically close to the Fletcher Jones Mercedes Benz dealership if you happen to be in the market for a new German automobile, 800 Bison Avenue is a meditation in Northern California simplicity complete in white board and batten and crowned by a tower. The easy, breezy laidback vibes within this home are a perfect combination of Northern California consciousness and Southern California cool. This home was designed by the masterful Eric Olsen, an architect who has created a signature, Napa-inspired elegance that is currently transforming the Orange County streetscape.

14300 West Sunset Boulevard, a delightfully Los Angeles interpretation of a Napa home designed by McClellan Architects, is a 14,000 square foot, 9 bedroom, 10 bathroom home located on just under an acre of land in Pacific Palisades. The spaces, all light and bright, cozy and welcoming, invite you to lounge the day away indoors, poolside, you name it.

Check out the previous posts in this series below:

California Coastal

Orange County Modern Farmhouse

Los Angeles Modern Farmhouse

San Fernando Valley Modern Farmhouse

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