Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Historical Pratt Mansion

The historical Pratt Mansion in St. Helena, California recently went on the market for a mere $4,400,000! This amazing 5 bedroom home is surprisingly intact, representing a time over 100 years ago of grandeur in the Napa Valley.

The home was built in 1871 by William Pratt. William had arrived earlier in 1849 with his brothers on a sailing ship from Freeport, Maine, seeking fortune during the gold rush days of San Francisco.

Let's take a tour!
The house has been modernized and added on to, offering the modern conveniences of the 21st century, without destroying the original footprint.

The welcoming entry hall with black painted bannister and front door, and the vineyard just outside. Wow!

The dining room, and beyond into the living room.

The living room with 12 foot ceilings.

The kitchen has been updated.

I love the butler's pantry!

Upstairs, there are 5 bedrooms.

The upstairs landing with a vineyard view.

All 5 bedrooms enjoy vineyard views!

This bathroom has a spa-like feel.

Another bathroom with vintage appeal.

There is even a carriage house....

.... which is said to be one of the oldest structures in Napa Valley.

It has been converted to a charming guest house, complete with living room, dining and bedroom.

Then, there are the views!

Spectacular views abound on this 4.73 acre parcel.
Talk about perfection!

For more information and photos, visit the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens here.


  1. You had me at hello!!!!!
    How fabulous. I wonder about how many bathrooms and closets though. For 4+ mill. I want lots.

  2. Wow , A house to dream about !

  3. I, too, wonder about the closets! Back then they were TINY. My daughter lives in a 100 year old home and closets are a BIG issue. Hopefully they are upgraded too. The home is gorgeous! The views: breathtaking! XO, Pinky

  4. Love the view and the house! I especially like the butler's pantry. That was a fun tour.

  5. Just Stunning.. Would love a tour..
    Thanks for the pics...

  6. Perfect!! I'll break open the piggy bank, and be right there. Sally

  7. Thank You for the tour, sooo incredible!!

  8. Love it all and yes, those views!
    Oh my. Love house tours like this. Thanks sooo much for sharing this with all of us!

  9. Oh my word. So simple yet so elegant. Beautiful home and that view, wow!

  10. Well, I can always dream. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous piece of history. Cherry Kay

  11. What a magnificent update, it certainly combines the best of the old and the new. I love the color palate, it is so soothing and modern. That kitchen is fantastic and who wouldn't love a butler's pantry like that. Just beautiful, thanks for taking us along.

  12. OMG! Those walls! They are so rustic and gorgeous!

    And yes I would take the carriage house any day, it's perfect.

    Thank you for the lovely tour.

  13. When should I come for a visit? LOVE this!! Those views and vistas took my breath away. I love how for an old house its so light and airy, the tall ceilngs are a huge plus too! I could happily move there tomorrow!!

  14. Such a lovely home, and the updating is still in keeping with the beautiful original home. Gorgeous views!!

  15. OMG... WOW!!!!
    LOve it all.
    I'm looking forward to this week!!
    Call me :)

  16. Ohh my... what a beautiful elegant home!! I love it!!


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