Villa Nelle Nuvole - Napa County

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Villa Nelle Nuvole - Napa County


Grandeur is on full display at this 40-acre property‘s spectacular and historic home with breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views including most notably of Pritchard Hill and Lake Hennessey on the eastern side of the Napa Valley. All just minutes from renowned vineyards and wineries that produce some of the most sought-after wines in California, the US and the world.

The 6-bedroom 5-bathroom centrally air-conditioned and radiant-floor heated main house was originally built in 1995 by Pat Kuleto, the legendary designer and restaurant impresario from San Francisco, sparing no expense on the finest craftsmen and artisans and the best materials available worldwide. The house and pool house and property were painstakingly reimagined for modern living, while embracing and respecting this architectural masterpiece. Original reclaimed 12” plank wood flooring throughout was sanded bare and beautifully stained. One of the finest iron artisans designed and custom forged ornamental railings on all 3 floors. The main house was designed for cooking and entertaining, with huge areas for gathering and dining, and enough bed space for 12. The 2-bedroom 2-bathroom pool house doubles as a guest house, and also has the best view of all the great views of the property. The 27’x 50’ infinity pool looks out on Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and miles upon miles of vineyards and wild land. If you’d rather not swim, bask in the shade of the many 150 to 300-year-old live and blue oaks that surround the house and property. This elegant home, One of a Kind is a feast for the senses—a recipe for an unforgettable experience for all that visit!

Stepping into Villa Nelle Nuvole is like walking into a modern-day castle. Whimsical details abound throughout. The heart of the 6,500+ -square-foot main house is the open 2000 sq ft main floor designed for entertaining and gathering. It is comprised of defined spaces that include the “the Big Hall”, the main seating area, with 25’ ceilings, a dramatic 10’ high limestone fireplace (made from imported Italian million-year-old fossil limestone) and magnificent Italian travetine floors. Next, step up to a more intimate additional seating area.

Lastly, the large dining room is dominated by both a one-piece stunning hand hewn 12’ black walnut dining table and an 18’ artisan-crafted wood light fixture dubbed the “Candle Log Ra”. The striking, floor-to-ceiling, dining room fireplace is composed of stones sourced from the property adding to the warmth and drama. The chef’s kitchen has professional grade appliances, (2 oven Wolf range, large Sub-Zero fridge…), two walk in pantries, an authentic wood burning brick pizza oven, and a 16-foot-long island with a new quartz countertop with seating for 8. In short, the Chef’s kitchen is fit for anyone that loves cooking.

The main floor also includes an office with a custom-crafted wood desk

The second-floor main primary bedroom is a suite with a King bed, a sitting area, 2 walk-in closets, a 200-year-old Russian fireplace and wraparound balcony with spectacular views. The primary bathroom has a new steam shower, a claw-foot tub, a double vanity and magnificent hand-laid mosaic floors replicating the finest villas in Tuscany, and an outdoor area with 3 showers.

A second primary bedroom has a Queen bed and wraparound balcony, with the same spectacular views and a stone fireplace. The bathroom features 2 Italian console sinks, an incredibly unique mosaic shower and Japanese tub, and the same magnificent mosaic floors.

The two other beautifully appointed bedrooms, with queen-beds, are a unique blend of vintage and modern with fully renovated bathrooms. The third floor has a large sitting and TV room with a balcony and great views of the property, plus a glass wall overlooking the main floor. A large custom-crafted redwood (from the property) barn door separates the next room, a bunk room with a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted double bunk. French doors then separate the next Queen bedroom which also includes a landing for additional sleeping or yoga.

All bedrooms have ample multipane windows and French doors, bathing the rooms in natural light. Most of the rooms have balconies. The main house also has a very unique and special newly-built mancave, with a bar, counter stools, a sitting area to watch TV, a 4-piece bathroom and small wine storage room.

In addition to the main house, guests can relax in the pool house, which includes 2 additional bedrooms (one with a sleeper sofa, seating, and TV), a sitting room and 2 bathrooms.

There is a bar/ kitchenette with hydraulic windows that open to the pool and barstools, bringing the outside in.

Details at Villa Nelle Nuvole include a spectacular river rock and plaster exterior, redwood multipane windows and French doors, and much more. Views abound, and the house features several outdoor patios and terraces (including a 1000 sq ft flagstone) with breathtaking views of Pritchard Hill and Lake Hennessy. The sprawling patios include many dining tables with seating. The patios have an abundance of areas for lounging, some with fire pits to enjoy the magnificent views. To enhance the unique experience of entertaining and cooking at the Villa, outside of the kitchen are 2 more authentic wood burning brick pizza ovens / barbecues within 50’ of each other.

The property and its 3 man-made lakes open to nearly 650 additional acres (that comprise Mr. Kuletos original property), acres of vineyard, mountainsides, and hills with 100s of beautiful old oaks and other tree species. Depending on the time of year, there may even be fish in the lakes.

Other Amenities

  • A new one-bedroom Bunkie with a queen murphy bed and workout area boasts a new Peloton bike, free weights, yoga mats and more
  • A small new-version Bocce court faces the vineyards
  • A new Weber Genesis Summit 660 barbecue
  • A new 7-person Hot tub
  • 2 brand new sets of large stackable LG top-of-the-line washer and dryers


Villa Nelle Nuvole is situated in the hills above Lake Hennessey in Napa, California. Villa Nelle Nuvole is about a 20-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, or from Yountville, or from Calistoga, and about a 25-minute drive from the city of Napa. The property looks directly out on Lake Hennesy and Pritchard Hill, one of the most vaunted winery areas in the world. This part of Napa is about 1 hour 45 minutes from San Francisco, and about two hours (maybe less) of travel time from San Francisco International Airport.


Why BeautifulPlaces?

BeautifulPlaces is the leading villa rental agency in California’s wine country. Experts on the ins and outs of Sonoma and Napa Valley, we strive to deliver the best possible vacation rental experience for you before, during and after your stay. Not only are we available by phone 24/7 should any issues arise at the property, we provide concierge services to share with you the top restaurants, wineries, and activities in the region. We are also happy to arrange pre-arrival shopping, private chefs and other in-villa services upon request. Committed to the highest standards, we personally inspect and approve the villas before your arrival to ensure a seamless, hassle-free holiday.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about the property, our services or terms, conditions and rules. After we receive confirmation of your reservation, we will email you a copy of our rental agreement which you must sign and return to us within 24 hours.


Notable Features:

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  • 6 bedroom
  • 8 bath
  • Sleeps 15
  • Infinity pool
  • Bocce court