The Francis House reopened this autumn following an extensive three-year restoration.
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Wine Country Escape: Calistoga’s restored Francis House has all the historic charm.
When The Francis House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was already in bad shape, its glory days greatly in danger of becoming a lost memory.
by KIMBERLEY LOVATO In the sometimes-sleepy resort town of Calistoga, a National Historic Landmark has slowly, carefully been brought back to life. Shuttered for more than 50 years, the Francis House—an estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the region’s only example of French Second Empire architecture, notable for its mansard-style roof—has…
by FRAN ENDICOTT MILLER Long considered a Calistoga eyesore, The Francis House now reigns as one of Napa Valley’s most heralded and beautiful structures, thanks to the remarkable efforts of owners Rich and Dina Dwyer. The San Francisco based duo—and Napa weekend regulars—swooped-in to purchase the property just weeks before its scheduled demise. Originally built…
by KLARA GLOWCZEWSKA The region that put American wine on the map has a lot new going on. Forget mansion-size tasting rooms; there’s a crop of intimate places from small lot producers like Tom Garrett’s Dakota Shy and Favia Wines (from Screaming Eagle’s Andy Erick-son and his wife, Annie Favia). Casual dining is better than…
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