Home built by JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates); designed by Howard Backen, Backen Gillam & Kroeger Architects. Photo credit: Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios.
Surrounded by vineyards near Napa's famous Silverado Trail, this private residence blends indoor and outdoor living into one with its use of large, lift-n-slide doors and screened porch. An entry breezeway links the private and public wings of the house and leads to the pool, the garden and panoramic views of the Napa Valley. Custom-built roof trusses, plaster walls, floors of reclaimed oak and deeply stained concrete, ship-lap siding and antiqued, corrugated metal roofing that harken back to a farm vernacular, are all meticulously detailed around modern features like the open, professional-grade kitchen, wine room with its computerized inventory system, private office, custom LED light fixtures and a fully automated audio-video controls system.