An Instagram-Worthy and Sustainable Retreat in Napa Valley Is Going to Auction in September

On a hillside in the Napa Valley, a newly built modern with panoramic views is up for auction. The 41-acre property is known as “Karinya,” a word that originated from the Australian Aboriginal culture. Translating to “peaceful home,” its name perfectly encapsulates the simplicity of the remote residence and the serenity of the surroundings. Bidding for the fully-furnished home opens Thursday, September 8 with a reserve of $12.5 million, hosted by Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions.

Instagram and magazine-worthy whether inside or out, great design minds came together to bring this property to life. The architecture is by Juan Carlos Fernandez of Signum while local firm Shawback Design is responsible for the interior design. Once the vision was formed, it was constructed by Cello & Maudru Construction.

Made of glass, steel beams, and hand-hewn Bianco Avorio limestone, the main house offers three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. A dream for any wine-lover, there’s a 2,000-bottle wine library with separate temperature-controlled areas for reds and whites. And, although this retreat seems isolated, it’s only five minutes from St. Helena’s vibrant downtown and local wineries.

Future owners can wine and dine guests on the patio overlooking the infinity pool and Mayacamas Mountains, where there’s an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven as well. The landscape design by Jack Chandler Design creates a gorgeous backdrop for weekends entrenched in wellness or spent playing host. And, visitors can retire to the separate two-suite A-frame guest house with its own Bocce court, garage, and wrap-around deck.

Happily, the modern residence also boasts the latest sustainability features to match its cutting-edge look. You’ll find 190 solar panels, vegetable and fruit gardens, and wiring in the garage to charge electric vehicles.

The home is currently being shown for anyone interested in joining the race to own it.