I showed up at the property expecting the owner to be there. However he was delayed and having extra time, I wandered through the vacant home. By vacant, I mean all 9,500 square feet of it from the main level with 18 foot ceilings to three cavernous media rooms on a lower level and a good sized wine making area in the lowest area with 20 feet tall doors.
Sitting on nearly 8 acres, this Napa Valley estate has a totally unique look, like almost nothing else I have seen here. Probably best described as Beaux Arts Architecture with numerous columns and a ton of marble work everywhere. Yet throughout my ramblings therein and taking in all the home presented was churning a gut feeling of how to market and sell this property. Almost lost in all its splendor was the fact of being so unique it was not going to be an easy sale. This is the one out of one hundred properties that finding the right buyer would be a quest and until such walked through the door, the big question going through my mind, was it going to be on day one or year one. Besides this, the owner was intent on adding many personal touches such as large Grecian style urns, water treatments and doing many improvements without the proper permits.
Being I am still working on getting the listing, I will reserve the finale to a later post and if fortunate to do so and sell it will provide the details when they present themselves. Till then this saga will continue, me living it and sitting here at 3 AM thinking on how to make it happen. For anyone else out there who has stood upon this precipice, please rhyme in. For those who haven’t, catch the later episodes of this adventure. Cheers dears and no the photos are not this home!