Living in Art
1515 Maxwell Avenue, Napa, California, Napa County, 94558

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3,000 Sq Ft.
7.76 Acres
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About 1515 Maxwell Avenue

This spectacular dwelling sits on approximately 7.75 acres within the eastern hills of Napa Valley and offers panoramic views of the Carneros region, San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. This home offers an eco-inspired, artistically motivated design with museum quality finishes. The passive solar design aligns to the celestial guide of the solstice.

The home has been through an exquisite remodel and upon entering you feel like you are walking into a piece of art. Imagine Living-in-Art. This was achieved with the vision and creativity that was brought to this project. With inspiration derived from Frank Lloyd Wright's designs this home incorporates all of the natural elements - earth, wind, fire, and water, and could be considered a solar observatory on the hill.

This home takes advantage of the alignment with the southern sky and the path of the sun through the hemisphere. The design offers a passive solar system and the shape of the home along with its geographical location, make the home a working sundial that informs you of the summer and winter solstice, along with the solar noon.

The entrance offers an enchanting fountain wall, also known as the “Crying Wall’ which invites you up one of the home’s many curved staircases into the main living area.

The open kitchen overlooks the sunken amphitheater shaped living room with a 72” open-flame fireplace, a hidden flat screen, and state of the art surround sound system.

Keeping in line with the original ‘half circle, half ellipse’ design the home has been modernized with an amazing chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero, Decor and Bosch appliances, built-in wine station, dual dishwashers, built-in coffee maker, wine fridge, and island overlooking the sunken living room. The curved kitchen cabinets and curved marble countertops, custom lighting, and art display give the kitchen the look and feel of an art gallery.

Stunning reclaimed Teak adorns the ceilings throughout, and an assortment of natural stone cover many walls. The interior and exterior hand railings throughout the home have been done with the highest quality curved glass.

The bathroom finishes offer live edge English Walnut slabs with an artistic colored resin design inlaid, Japanese bidets, and custom stone showers.

Over 1700 square feet of outdoor patio and entertaining areas are accessible from each room and offer amazing views over Napa and beyond. Diagonal tile flooring with radiant floor heating and hidden TV’s in the bedroom are just a few more of the many custom features this unique home offers.

This unique property has previously been featured in Sunset Magazine’s “Building Tomorrow’s Home” and the book, “Living Homes', and featured on the Home and Garden channel.


  • Deck
  • Partially Fenced
  • Pond
  • 1 Fireplace


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Mountain Views
Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty is your destination for luxury real estate listings. This property for Sale at 1515 Maxwell Avenue is a Single Family Homes with 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and 1 partial baths . It is located in 1515 Maxwell Avenue Alta Heights, Napa, California and is in the 94558 zip/post code area. This home of 3,000 Sq.Ft. was built in and is on a 7.76 Acres lot. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty also has property listings in cities near Napa, including Silverado Resort and Napa. If you would like more information about this home for Sale at Living in Art, Napa, California 94558 United States or would like to schedule a showing, contact the agent listed above for more information. You may also sign in, create an account, and save this listing for later reference by using icons at the top of this page.
Sieba Peterson
  • Lic.# 01460836
1485 1st Street
Napa, California, 94559
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