The Napa Valley Register’s Anne Ward Ernst called last week for an update on the project. Here is that article featured January 11, 2018.
The most fulfilling encounters we have in the journey of this rehabilitation is meeting local craftsmen, artists and neighbors. Ira Yaeger is one prominent artist who lives between Calistoga, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico and whose vivid sketches of Wappo Indians remind us of the indigenous people that were the inhabitants of Calistoga. The…
Every decision we made on which pieces we would acquire for the property took time (a year and more), many phone calls and many discussions (that bordered on arguments) and many negotiations. This is in the top 10 of things we vacillated about and now that it is 3/4 done, we are confident we made…
The Francis House is special thus the search for newel posts for the 3 flights of stairs needed to be out of the ordinary. The search is over with these 6 solid mahogany newel posts that we found from Philadelphia.
Espaliered Fences is in the landscape plan. Now we have to choose which trees we will have.
May 25-27, 2018 3-day Tickets Sold out in minutes ! Bruno Mars, The Killers, The Muse, the Chainsmokers and much more. Everything about this is pushing us to move faster. Our Deadline : Bottlerock 2018
It’s been very busy at the Francis House, my kitchen activities have been overlooked. But here’s one successful breakfast idea. Ripe Black Figs on Creme Fraiche over Toasted Sourdough Slices.
Making headway with the guest bathroom tile installation.
The Francis House begins this year. We are anticipating magic and joy in welcoming new friends.
With the gray and damp weather, this back landscape is something to dream about.