This $22 Million Resort in California Wine Country Defies Convention – Rob Report

Presiding over 130 acres atop Veeder Mountain in Napa Valley, a stunning home that blends healthy doses of Modernism and Art Deco with a bold sprinkle of Deconstructivism has hit the market with a price tag of $22 million.

Designed for the late Thomas Lundström, heir to the Swedish Wasa crispbread fortune, the funky home features a front entrance reminiscent of the Temple of Dendur, a cantilevered second floor, and a triangular-shaped master bedroom. So the stories go: Lundstrom hosted the Dalai Lama in his mountaintop hideaway, where he practiced yoga atop the five-story tower next to the pool.

The stark white house, formerly known as Villa Szabo and published in the 1998 coffee table book “Twentieth Century Architecture: Structures That Shaped the Century,” has been owned since 1999 by a San Francisco political consultant turned commercial real estate and hospitality mogul. Clint Riley and his wife Janet. The Reillys told the Wall Street Journal that they were drawn to the unconventional nature of the house because it was so different from the typical Tuscan-style villas that dot Napa Valley.

Living room.

Andrew Bramasco for Sotheby’s International Realty

The couple, who used the property on weekends and as a vacation retreat as well as for corporate retreats, filled the house with artwork by Pop Art icons such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and placed a statue of Fletcher Benton on the expansive lawn. Benton’s sculpture and extensive wine library move with the estate, according to listings held by Arthur Goodrich of Sotheby’s International Realty, St. Helena Brokerage, and Reilly told the WSJ they would consider selling the artwork inside the house separately.

The house is located at the end of a long driveway that winds through an eight-acre vineyard that produces about 500 cases a year and then a long path that winds from the circular parking lot to the front door. The house has four bedrooms and four half-bathrooms in approximately 6,300 square feet. . The house also includes a fireplace-side living room, an intimate paneled library, a minimalist, modern kitchen, and a gym.

The five-story poolside tower houses guest accommodations.

Andrew Bramasco for Sotheby’s International Realty

At the back, behind the massive rear fascia, the emerald grass carpet rolls down to the pool. In addition to the swimming pool, which is decorated with banners waving in the wind, the tower includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. The views become more panoramic the higher you go, and the tower is covered in mushrooms perfectly suited for drinking in the stunning scenery or enjoying the glow of the stars while enjoying a glass of homemade wine.

The very private property, consisting of two lots, includes an updated two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, a small log cabin, and a detached two-car garage.

Click here for more photos of the 3000 Mount Veeder.

Andrew Bramasco for Sotheby’s International Realty

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