Originally constructed in 1889 by a prominent physician from San Francisco as a family retreat and farm, Cole House was renovated by Richard Beard of Richard Beard Architects in 2016. The house is situated on a 41-acre (16.6-hectare) property in Napa, California, USA.
The first time I visited the site, I was immediately aware of its uniqueness. Several beautiful land forms meet here, with full views across a valley to Mount St. Helena. Then there’s the history of the place, which you can see as well as feel. The Cole House is significant not only historically, but also architecturally. Related agricultural buildings also date from the 19th century – all a reminder of the area’s rich agrarian traditions.
— Richard Beard, FAIA
Photographs by Paul Dyer
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