Winemaker’s House

A famed Napa vintner asked us to rebuild his home of twenty-five years from the ground up.
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We worked again with Ned Forrest to form physical expressions of the intangible. Revitalizing history, we exposed, chiseled and patinaed concrete to whisper of long years in a loved place. Hand-built steel doors open to murmurs of waxed plaster and hand-hewn wood, as flooring recycled from wine tanks evokes the life’s work that raised the house.

Napa, California
10,000 square feet

Ned Forrest Architects
Leslie Whitelaw Interior Design
MKM & Associates, Structural Engineer
Cello & Maudru Woodshop, Cabinetmaker

Architect Ned Forrest and interior designer Leslie Whitelaw
Ned Forrest and Superintendent Jack Philpott

"They’re an excellent team to work with, they have tremendous people, they’re organized and they really take care of the client. They’re very good listeners. The superintendent actually cares about the house as if it were their own, and that comes across in all aspects of their work, the way they handle their employees, the way they supervise their subs, the way they relate to the client. I think it’s unusual and unique.”