Seaver Estate and GTS Vineyard
Calistoga, CA

The master plan of the Seaver Estates and GTS vineyard optimizes climatic exposure and provides stunning views to Mount St. Helena, and panoramic vistas of Napa Valley.  The house and gardens are terraced into the hillside, situated between monumental Redwood stands for natural shading from the morning and afternoon sun.  Passive cooling is achieved through the house’s form and use of concrete thermal mass walls and clerestory glazing with sun-shading louvers.  Passive heating is provided by the colored concrete terraces that soak up the sun to provide warmth for cool evening outdoor gatherings.