Restoration Hardware CEO’s $10.5M Napa mansion is 50 shades of grey and order
August 8, 2016
Gary Friedman, CEO of luxury retailer Restoration Hardware, purveyors of the controversial catalog, has put his St. Helena mansion on the market. As expected, it’s very, very Restoration Hardware, replete with tree trunk tables, oversized urn-esque fountains, varying hues of grey, and an overall stark/dark minimalism throughout.
Christened Eight Palms (it’s de rigueur of tony Bay Area ilk to name their wine country estates—e.g., Tara, Downton Abbey, the Pool House), the home’s design, a collaboration between Friedman and his RH designers, comes with RH accessories galore.
Details: six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and 5,772 square feet. There’s also a bonkers guesthouse, outside kitchen, private terrace, wine vault, organic garden. And one of the three-car garages was turned into a wellness/yoga studio for the ultimate NorCal touch.
The entry courtyard is lined with eight-foot geometrical boxwood hedges, and features eight-foot black gates with brass hardware, two canary island date palms, four lemon trees and two seven-foot black etruscan fountains flanking the front door.
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