There’s a casual elegance to homes in California’s wine country.
The region in the northern part of the state—comprising the counties of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake—may be best known for its output of vino and world-class restaurants, but its architecture and style are equally loved, particularly by those who make their home there. Frequently boasting vineyard views, wine country houses blend indoor and outdoor living with rustic materials, soothing pale palettes, relaxed furnishings, and plenty of light. We’ve combed the AD archives to gather gorgeous estates in the region, from a residence and winery in Napa by architect Howard J. Backen to an ultramodern hilltop home in Sonoma. You don’t need to be a vintner—or even a wine lover—to find inspiration in these easygoing yet elevated spaces that are sure to have you California dreaming.