Dominus Estate - Nestled on the exquisite 124-acre Dominus Estate, in the heart of Napa Valley, this elongated winery structure was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron in 1996. The 50,000-square-foot building was the starchitecture duo's first in the U.S., but thanks to Napa Valley permitting, the beautiful building is not open to the public. Remarkably, the architects produced this project for under the allotted $5M budget, using local rock and wire mesh for many of the walls.
"Barn-style structure in distressed redwood with custom steel doors leads to courtyard and house. Brookstone concrete balls." A new Napa Valley home. Interior design by Barbara Colvin, Barbara Colvin and Co. Architecture by Howard Backen. Landscape design by Claudia Schmidt. Photography by Alec Hemer. Styled by John Costello. Text by Degen Pener. "Napa Viewpoint." Veranda (September - October 2006).