Sitting on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and woods, and with extraordinary views of Mt. St. Helena and the burly Vaca hills across the valley, you would be excused if you began wondering how, in only a five minute drive from the distinctly Western downtown of Calistoga, you had arrived in Italy. From the viewing tower, looking down at the gated courtyard and the tile roofs of the various connected buildings, this exceptional country residence looks like nothing so much as a small town in Tuscany. This 11.6-acre property, 4.4 acres of which are planted to vineyards, blends the grandeur and grounds of a large villa with the intimacy of a small piazza. The interior of the residence enjoys a contemporary California design featuring effortless, direct outdoor access from all living spaces; abundant natural light from large scale mullioned windows; plastered, smooth wall finish with integral color; custom fabricated lighting; wide plank reclaimed oak floors; top of the line bronze hardware fixtures; custom white oak cabinetry with natural finish and rope pulls; and numerous state-of-the art amenities, such as CAT5 wiring throughout the house, and an AMX smart house control system for climate, lighting, audio, pool, security, and surveillance.