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Vineyard Knolls N A PA VA L L E Y


Imagine beginning your day sipping coffee on the veranda while overlooking the lush verdant fairways of your own private golf course. The sound of falling water cascading into a sparkling lake hums magically in the background while distant views of world famous Napa Valley vineyards span the rolling hill scenery in an endless succession of beauty. Awaiting inside are sumptuous accommodations with a sophisticated and refined ambiance that invites tranquil relaxation or grand entertaining. A gentle stroll down the cart path welcomes you to every resort amenity imaginable with a private clubhouse suitable for entertaining hundreds of guests plus a pool, croquet lawn and tennis court. Welcome home to this exceptional one-of-a-kind property that promises a lifestyle like no other!


Arriving through the gates down a long tree-lined driveway, Vineyard Knolls unfolds in quiet elegance and complete privacy. The subtle grandeur of the property boasts of its legendary past as the private estate for movie producer and visionary David Wolper. David hosted Hollywood friends at this resort-inspired personal retreat. Owned by just one other notable family since his purchase in 1989, the property awaits the next generation that will build lasting memories with friends and family


The main residence spans one level with approximately 7,500 square feet, cleverly designed in a U shape that allows the utmost in privacy for the owner and guests. At the center of the home, the grand living room unveils floor to ceiling views of the picturesque surroundings through a custom designed over-sized window. Vineyard Knolls also features a magnificent dining room, a kitchen for the most discerning chef with ample room for caterers or staff and an intimate den for everyday living complete the public spaces. The spacious master bedroom and bathroom is positioned to take full advantage of the views. The owner’s quarters are positioned to take full advantage of the views and offer grand dimensions not only in the bedroom but in the en suite bathroom and closet rooms as well.


The main residence extends around a courtyard and motorcourt with several guest bedrooms with views of the golf course that are accessible from a private outside entrance beneath a covered walkway for the ultimate compromise of privacy and proximity. Complementing the accommodations are a movie room, an art studio filled with natural light, plus an office.


Whether fine-tuning an amateur game or hosting professionals, the golf course stands ready for either. Sanctioned by the NCGA and used in the past as a teaching course by renowned short-game expert David Pelz, the 9-hole course is a golf enthusiast’s dream-come-true. Manicured fairways and greens, challenging bunkers, and two lakes that come into play offer endless hours of practice or competitive rounds – and all right outside the main residence.


Just a short stroll down the cart path, the private clubhouse awaits. As if stepping into an English pub, the 8 seat bar is an inviting space for after-golf libations complete with murals of St. Andrews lining the walls and deep hues of rich browns and greens. The adjoining banquet room is a remarkable space for entertaining with a large dance floor and walls of sliding glass doors to the wrap-around deck. Whether serving a feast for hundreds from the commercially equipped kitchen or savoring intimate moments beside the magnificent stone fireplace, this amazing room promises endless opportunity for sharing time with friends and family.


Continuing outside, the resort amenities unfold with a vast terrace for barbecuing, horseshoe pits, a sparkling pool, and professional tennis court. A covered pool pavilion and open-air lounging areas stand ready for any event small or large – and all while savoring the magnificent wine country setting. Adding the finishing touch to this estate property is a separate home for a caretaker to manage your every need.


AT A G L A N C E • • • • • • • • • • •

Extraordinary wine country property with private golf course Main residence with 4 bedroom suites, office, studio, and movie room Traditional clubhouse with pub bar, banquet room, commercial kitchen, and offices, and locker room Caretaker’s home with 2 bedrooms Main residence: 7,500 +/- square feet Club house: 6,400 +/NCGA-sanctioned 9-hole golf course with 7 par-3 holes and 2 par-4 holes Two lakes, one stocked for fishing and one with dramatic waterfall Two gated entrances off pictureeque country lane Approximately 25 acres bordered by vineyards and Carneros Creek 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes to Napa Airport DETAI L S – M A I N R E S I D E N C E

Entrance A long gated driveway lined with trees winds past the golf course and culminates at a porte cochere and grand motor court; a wide graceful staircase of all brick leads to the portico Foyer Grand front door, with side lights, opens to the foyer with gallery on both sides lined from floor to ceiling with display shelves for art, rare books, or other collectibles; exposed beam cathedral ceiling and Saltillo tiled floor Living Room Dramatic and spacious with fully unobstructed views of the lake and waterfall, as well as the golf course, vineyards, and rolling hillsides; towering cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, tiled flooring, and concealed bar with wine cooler, ice maker, and sink Den Just off the living room for more intimate gatherings and also with unobstructed views; silkcovered walls, tiled flooring, and flush-mounted media screen Dining Room Grand proportions with picture window and French doors to the lakeside loggia and terrace; candelabra iron chandelier Butler’s Pantry

Glass-front cabinetry, Dutch door to the terrace, and wine room

Kitchen Antiqued cabinetry, including island with seating, topped with decorative tile and full height backsplashes; tiled flooring and exposed beam ceiling; casual dining area, desk center, and floorto-ceiling shelves for cookbooks Appliances Thermador cooktop with 6 burners and griddle, separate grill, two ovens, and two warming drawers; two ISE dishwashers; GE microwave; Sub-Zero refrigerator Master Suite Grand in size with sculpted carpeting, upholstered walls, plus wrap-around windows and French doors presenting lake, hillside, and golf course views; tremendous sectionalized and fully customized closet room; vast tiled bathroom with individual vanities, soaking tub, oversized shower, and private commode room


DETAILS – MAIN R E S I D E N C E A D D I T I O N A L RO O M S (EACH ACCESS E D P R I VAT E LY F RO M O U T S I D E ) Staff Suite Closest to the main residence and with direct access to the garage; carpeting, wardrobe closet, and en suite tiled bath with tub and overhead shower Office

Carpeted room with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves

Art Studio Located at the end of the east wing to one side of the porte cochere; one walls of windows for natural light, floor-to-ceiling shelves plus built-in cabinetry with integrated desk Media Room

On the west wing with tiered seating for 10, crimson carpeting, and surround sound

Two Bedroom Suites Side-by-side on the west wing; each with picture window and French door to a golf course view patio, carpeting, dressing room with walk-in closet, and tiled bath with dual-sink vanity and tub with overhead shower Other Features Glamorous powder room; laundry/pantry with walk-in pantry, two refrigerators, and washer/ dryer; attached 2-car garage with built-in storage plus golf-cart garage; arbor-covered tiled loggia and extended terrace DETA I L S – C L U B H O U S E Bar Old-style pub with wall mural depicting St. Andrews golf course; full commercial-style bar with seating for 8 Banquet Room Grand size with towering cathedral ceiling and walls of glass and sliding doors to a vast wraparound deck; carpeted floor surrounding an inlaid dance floor; a focal-point wood-burning fireplace anchors one end of the room surrounded from floor-to-ceiling in stone creating an intimate sitting area Bathrooms

Two 2-stall bathrooms off the banquet room plus a full bath with shower off the locker room

Kitchen Commercial quality with two US Range, one with 6 burners and oven and one with griddle and oven; two Wolf ovens; electric range; two dishwashers; walk-in refrigerator; stainless steel and butcher block counters Offices/Locker Room Large office plus separate 2-room office; locker room with door to lobby, outside, and to kitchen DETA I L S – T H E G RO U N D S • • • • • • • • • •

9-hole executive golf course; 2,847 yards comprised of 7 par-3 holes and 2 par-4 holes Large pool with automatic cover surrounded in brick decking Tennis court Covered pavilion between the pool and tennis court with granite-topped cabinetry and ample space for lounging Barbecue terrace with three conventional brick barbecues, two with rotisserie Stocked fishing lake with dock plus second lake with footbridge to island Horseshoe pits Children’s play area Golf cart barn and maintenance shop plus huge storage room Separately gated caretaker’s home with living/dining room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and laundry room


Vineyard Knolls encompasses approximately 25 acres located midway between the world famous towns of Napa and Sonoma in the Carneros appellation. Here, many of the best vineyards are found including Domaine Carneros, Cuvaison, Artesa, and Michael Mondavi’s family vineyard. The property is just 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, 10 minutes to Napa Airport, which accommodates private jets, and just over an hour to Oakland or San Francisco international airports.

L I S T E D FOR $16,000,000 V I N E YARDKNOLLS.COM

PRESENTED BY

SYLV I A S E U F F E R L E I N (650) 823-5819

DRE # 00777019

H A DA R G O R D O N (650) 947-2942

DRE# 01881561

JOCELYNE MONELLO (707) 224 8281 DRE# 00871806

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