478 Elmshaven Road

St. Helena, California

Chic, Private, Modern Home in North Saint Helena, Napa Valley

$3,950,000 Represented Seller


Beautiful, modern home designed by Wayne Leong, located on the valley floor in north Saint Helena, less than two miles from the Culinary Institute of America and Main Street Saint Helena, and less than three miles to Meadowood Resort.

478 Elmshaven Road Features

478 Elmshaven Road, sited on two parcels, is an elegant, modern, single level, wine country home with luxurious guest suite above the garage. Designed by acclaimed Architect Wayne Leong and built in 2011, the property is located on the valley floor, approximately two miles to Main Street St. Helena and less than three miles to Meadowood Resort. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing in a peaceful, zen environment with a fully fenced backyard for pets.

The main house has twelve to fourteen foot ceilings, open plan living and access to the outside from all rooms through large Fleetwood metal sliding doors. There are two expansive great rooms, one with a kitchen and family room and gas fireplace, the other a dining and living room with wood burning fireplace opening to a covered outdoor dining area with a gas fireplace and overhead fans next to a built in BBQ with a large marble countertop. Kitchen features include a large island with seating, natural gas range, two ovens and two dishwashers. There are three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The third bedroom is set up as an executive office and is ideal as a Zoom room. The master bathroom on the west side of the property opens out to the pool and spa.

Uniquely designed with no interior rooms, providing views of the gardens from one end of the house to the other, the home and backyard have the added advantage of enjoying sunlight all day from the southerly exposure. There is abundant recessed lighting, ceiling speakers, four Sonos amplifiers, plastered walls, a temperature controlled wine cellar which also houses the audio visual equipment cabinet. The laundry room has a stone countertop and sink and abundant storage in cabinets and closets.

The upstairs guest suite has a fabulous, large outdoor terrace. There is a built in office desk with filing cabinets and cupboards. The unit can be accessed from the garage or a private side entrance.

The water softening system includes  reverse osmosis for the kitchens in the main house and guest unit. There are two entrances from the garage, one leads into the family room and kitchen and the other into the upstairs guest suite. The garage has newly built, custom floor to ceiling closets for additional storage.

The property is beautifully landscaped with fig, orange, lemon and grapefruit trees, a vegetable garden, rose garden and magical outdoor lighting around a spa and solar heated pool. The solar heating is under the concrete around the pool. The pool and spa have natural gas for heating in winter. The property is off street on a seasonal creek with a gated entrance. The second parcel is not buildable, but provides additional parking and privacy.


  • Asking Price
    $3,950,000 Represented Seller
  • Zoning
  • Parcel Size
    .67 Acre

Main House:
3,200+- sf residence
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms – all en-suite
2 Great rooms
12-14 foot ceilings
3 fireplaces
Temperature controlled wine room
Plumbed for central vacuum
Solar & gas heated pool and spa
Outdoor shower
Metal Roof
Alarm system
Guest Suite:
643+- sf
1 bed
Bathroom with closet
Large outdoor terrace
Gated entry
Backyard fully fenced
Raised vegetable beds
Rose garden
Water softening system with reverse osmosis
Private well
Natural gas
Sonos system
2 parcels



St. Helena is widely known as “Napa Valleys Main Street.” With 6,000 residents, this lovely town is the centerpiece of wine country tourism, banking, and general business. The abundance of the great restaurants, inns, galleries, and boutiques draws visitors here from all across the world.

This town is home to the world-famous Meadowood Resort which gives its guests the best of luxury indoor and outdoor living. Many people with 2nd homes in St. Helena become members of the private club because it provides a wonderful opportunity to ingratiate yourself into the community. As well, this resort boasts a celebrated Michelin star restaurant called, “The Restaurant at Meadowood.” Here you can enjoy 12 courses of pristine Napa Valley cuisine prepared by Chef Christopher Kostow and his team. Kostow is the 3rd youngest chef to ever receive three Michelin stars.

To further this communities appeal, Pritchard Hill is located on the outskirts of St. Helena and is an exclusive place known as “The best grape-growing region in Napa Valley you’ve never heard of.” It grows some of the most sought-after wines which fetch anywhere between $4,000 – $10,000 per six pack. As well, St. Helena is home to one of the best culinary schools in America — The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Approximately 2 miles to Main Street Saint Helena
Approximately  2.8 miles to Meadowood Resort
Approximately 80.5 miles to San Francisco International Airport
Approximately 71 miles International Airport
Approximately 26 miles Charles Schulz – Sonoma Airport
Approximately 29 miles to Napa County Airport
Approximately 70 miles to the Golden Gate Bridge
Approximately 63 miles to the Bay Bridge
Approximately 8 miles to Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

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Latife negotiated two of the three highest priced residential sales in Napa Valley’s history. As a highly respected real estate expert, she offers her clientele decades of experience in luxury international marketing, acquisition,property development, construction, and asset management.

If you need a real estate sales associate who can act as your trusted advisor on a wine country acquisition or sale, or would like access to off-market offerings, call Latife on 707-738-4820.

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