Our clients were in search of a Napa Valley weekend retreat and found their dream property overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards. They enlisted prefab builder Blu Homes with a vision of building a sustainable vacation home with expansive outdoor spaces. Niche Interiors, worked closely with Blu Homes to select finishes and fixtures and to customize this energy-efficient prefab home, with bespoke features such as the faux-bois plaster wall in the master bedroom, floor to ceiling chalkboard cabinetry in the kitchen, and woodsy wallpaper in the girls bedroom.

Project Name: Wine Country Retreat
Firm Name: Niche Interiors
Project size: 3300 ft2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 1
Location: Napa, CA, United States
Photography: Brad Knipstein

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Front Elevation ©Brad Knipstein

Niche Interiors collaborated with Terra Ferma Landscapes on the outdoor spaces, creating custom cushions and pillows for the fire pit and outfitting the pool cabana with sheer drapes to filter the sun on warm summer days.

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Living+Dining ©Brad Knipstein

The furnishings blend mid-century shapes with low-profile modern pieces for a relaxed, informal vibe. Textural rugs and fabrics and hand crafted wood pieces add warmth and layers to the space, allowing the contemporary artwork to take center stage.

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Kitchen ©Brad Knipstein

A variety of local artisans left their touch on the home, including a custom 11 foot long rift oak dining table with molded plywood pendant lights above. The living room is grounded by two custom eco-friendly sofas made of natural latex, organic wool, and FSC-certified wood frames.


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