Even if you didn’t already know that Gary Friedman is the CEO of Restoration Hardware, a walk into his Napa Valley home might give it away.
The massive mansion called Eight Palms was fully renovated by the luxury furnishing company’s design team, and it’s easy to tell. Crisp lines, precise symmetry, and meticulous design details are found throughout — not to mention a very strict focus on neutral colors, like grey.
Now that Friedman has put it on the market for a whopping $10.5 million, it’s a good time to get an inside look at the place. Let’s take a tour.
The mansion is situated on a breathtaking property in St. Helena, in California’s famous Napa Valley. Natural elements are thoughtfully showcased throughout the grounds, taking advantage of the environment.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Friedman paid $5.9 million for the house in 2013. He initially planned on turning it into a private getaway for himself, but then decided to remodel and resell it. The whole process took two years to complete, and the results — like this majestic entry courtyard —are stunning.
Symmetry, neutrality, and precision reign supreme in the fully-furnished, 5,772-square foot-house. All furnishings are by Restoration Hardware, as is to be expected.
“Throughout the house, it’s all about addition through subtraction,” Friedman says in a video by Pacific Union. “There’s one color of paint throughout the whole house; there’s one color of floor finish throughout the whole house.”
The dining room table is in the center of a jaw-dropping wine vault — a fitting touch for a home in the middle of wine country.
As part of the renovation process, Friedman added two more bedrooms to the house, coming to a grand total of six. The master boasts a beautiful four-post bed, while the guest rooms are “almost mirror-images of each other,” so that no guests end up feeling slighted by room allocations.
Gorgeous outdoor facilities invite residents and visitors alike to enjoy the good weather and natural surroundings. This pristine outdoor shower is perfect for a post-pool rinse.
Complete with a fireplace for cooler evenings, the outdoor lounge is a fabulous place for entertaining.
Without a doubt, the pool is one of the house’s most impressive features. Flanked by tall palms, trimmed boxwood hedges, and an assortment of lounges and daybeds, it stretches between the main house and the free-standing guesthouse.