One of the delights of Napa Valley is that in certain special places, with the simple turn of a steering wheel, you can transport yourself into the past. The LL Dairy, once the last operating dairy in Napa, is a singular instance of this magic. Off Coombsville Road, and hidden by a knoll, it was discovered and adopted by a visionary with a passion for breathing new life into old structures.  She found rich resources: an ensemble of barns, sheds, and houses, all sited on a 20+ acre parcel, with pastoral views of vineyards, rolling hills and the Skyline Wilderness Park.  After three years of rejuvenation, this inspired project is well along its intended path.  Superfluous sheds and structures have been culled; creek and pond restoration has been completed; significant infrastructure has been installed; and barns and outbuildings have been rethought, restored, remodeled, and reinvigorated.  Today there are three barns: the Pole Barn now serving as a storage building and car court, the vast and spacious Hay Barn now serving as an indoor center for large gatherings, and the rustic yet modern Milk Barn now serving as a home office, catering kitchen, and hi-tech workout gym.  Outbuildings have been reinvented as a Cantina and a woodworking shop.  There are four legal houses, including the Bunk House that embodies the clever design concept of filling restored rustic exteriors with sleek, efficient modern interiors. The barns, houses and outbuildings are centered on a new courtyard and firepit that crystallize the site design and bring coherence to the concept of a Country Compound. No exhaustive recital of this property’s drove of details can begin to convey its enchanted setting or intoxicating effect.  But one short ride from downtown Napa, and that one simple turn of a steering wheel, will. 


 

Offered at $2,950,000