Located just above the Silverado Trail in Napa County, California the design developed in response to 2 different desires by the owner: the desire for retreat, privacy and intimacy (owner travels frequently and 're-energizes' by coming up to Napa), and the desire for an elegant place to entertain friends. The home responds to its rural surroundings in its straightforward siting, simple materials, and integration of indoor and outdoor living. Hovering cedar wood clad boxes are anchored by a lower main volume of cement stucco. A plunge pool at the end of the living space is the perfect foreground to the stunning panoramic views of the Napa Valley beyond. Anchored by a glass stair volume, the Media/ Wine Room floats above the entry to the house, and is sectionally suspended between Living and sleeping levels within the house. Site amenities include a detached garage and guest house, large jacuzzi and outdoor shower, 5000 bottle wine cellar, and a few carefully placed tent cabins for truly 'roughing it'.