Victorian Farmhouse undergoes dramatic transformation in Napa

Originally built in 1890, the classic Victorian farmhouse at 152 Foothill Boulevard has been reimagined by its latest owners as the ultimate Wine Country residence for today’s lifestyle.

The original farmhouse was part of a working sugar date farm that covered many acres of what is now the Southside neighborhood of Napa.

“The Palm House was a labor of love from start to finish,” said seller Suzanne C. Gregg. “From the moment we discovered this home, [which had a] damaged foundation from the 2014 Napa earthquake, we knew she would be a wonderful house…. [The soaring] high ceilings […] gave the home volume, and historic finish details spoke to us.”


The turn-key four bedroom, three bathroom property features a newer foundation raised and replaced by Stronghold Construction, classic Victorian trim work, two fireplaces, central HVAC, on demand hot water, and a built-in Sonos sound system.

Behind the gates and a 12-foot privacy hedge, the Palm House also offers ample outdoor space for lounging and recreation, including a large modern pool with spa and a Bocce Ball court.

After: A modern backyard with plenty of privacy.

“We also truly appreciated how there was space all around the house. Our English bulldog made the grounds his domain and often found him in sunny spots, safely within the confines of the property, surrounded by tall walls of foliage,” Gregg said. “Adding the heated pool and spa proved to be a refuge and helped to work out the anxiety of the pandemic,” Gregg said.

Ideally situated between downtown Napa and the beauty of the Carneros region, the home has desirable amenities including a media room with bar, and a primary retreat on the upper floor that has room for a home office.

152 Foothill Boulevard, Napa is listed at $1,595,000 by Paul Thorp of Compass.

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