Mud City Weekender, August 2018 By Eden Umble – Special to the Mud City Weekender Welcome back, dame Francis A mystery. A grande dame of a house. An architectural unicorn. A small town hospital. An eyesore. The Francis House has been all of these. This month, the 1886 National Register of Historic Places landmark…
The remodel of The Francis House in Calistoga into a five-room inn is complete and scheduled to open Sept. 7, according to the owners.
The historic Francis House of Calistoga has received a 2018 Preservation Design award from the California Preservation Foundation.…
Honored to be included in Wine Spectator Magazine’s Wine Wanderlust Guide.
We officially open on Labor Day Weekend ! You can read the full guide here.
The challenge of incorporating the Artemede reading wall lamps has spawned many iterations of headboard designs. This one is the one that makes most sense.
My habit of doing a Google search on The Francis House “fished” out something new. Thank you Esther J Williams for painting The Francis House. We hope to meet you one day and show you how the property has been transformed.
Model Bakery makes any day start the way it should. Inspired and fed. Calistoga is such a small community. I love bumping into neighbors who are now friends. And meeting up with relatives who flew all the way from Hong Kong to see our progress. And of course, Richard makes everything wacky…
Decided to mix and match our green fences : star jasmine (shown below) with English Laurel on the adjacent fence.
Our Kitchen is outfitted with Gaggenau appliances. Thank you Monark Appliances for being so patient with us: from choice of appliances to pushing back delivery for close to a year!
The stone columns out of Tufa needed this to be complete. I didn’t realize they weigh a ton and needed a forklift to get up on the columns. here