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Experience Celebrity Restaurateur Pat Kuleto’s

“Villa Cucina”



I’m hypersensitive to my personal environment. And my first goal with a design is to make people feel comfortable and welcome.
— Pat Kuleto



From the front, the house’s massive size is not immediately apparent. Nestled between two large porches and beautiful heritage oak trees, you must walk around the house to reveal its multiple levels and dramatic use of stone, wood, custom multipaned windows and French doors. Designed by Pat Kuleto himself, with some help from Sausalito Architect, David Berman, Pat had a specific vision that he brought thoughtfully and completely to life. Pat built his beautiful Napa Valley estate home for his son, Daniel. The house was completed in 1995 and measures in at 6000 +/- square feet. It features 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. Using wood and stone from his property, along with many imported, one of a kind materials, he put together “Villa Cucina”, (the Kitchen House) --a family compound like no other. Like many of Kuleto’s restaurant interiors, the style of his home defies easy labeling. It’s a meld between an Italian country estate house and a rustic, Lake Tahoe cabin. Pat Kuleto dreams big. And, then he delivers. His 40-acre Napa Valley estate, “Villa Cucina”, does not disappoint.

The estate home interior features custom ironwork, travertine, mosaic and marble floors, marble and wood counter tops, custom cabinets throughout and huge alabaster light fixtures custom made in Spain. The rose-colored travertine floors came from a single vein of travertine mined by Verona, Italy. “Every part of this home has a story,” Pat says. The living room has 30-foot ceilings and a 10-foot-tall fireplace carved from 160-million-year-old Fossil stone. The formal dining room is dominated by an 18-foot white oak branch (found on the property) made into a light fixture and suspended in mid-air with multiple candles illuminating it, called the “candle-log-ra.”

Offered at $6,150,000


Property Stats

  • 40.08 +/- acres

  • One parcel

  • Main residence

  • Pool House

  • Infinity Pool

  • Incredible views of Pritchard Hill, Lake Hennessey, the quaint town of Rutherford, the famed Napa Valley and Mt St Helena. You can see Chappellet Winery, Bryant Family Winery, Colgan Winery, Ovid Napa, Continuum by Mondavi, David Arthur Winery, and Montanya Winery from this estate.

  • 4.5+/- acres of established Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Muscat vineyards.

  • About 2-3 acres additionally can be planted (buyer to verify)

  • 2 bedroom/ 2 bath second unit

  • Dramatic wine cave

  • Barn

  • Garage/workshop/artist studio

  • 3 lakes and lochs

  • Incredible garden/fruit trees

  • 60+ olive trees

Floor Plans




As a restaurateur, vintner and gardener, I've grown from the medium of design to embrace the wonderful world of food and wine. In that milieu, I do what I love, and I create environments that excite me. I don't believe people fall in love with formulas, they fall in love with inspiration and originality. Savoring a perfect meal should be more than a little like falling in love.

Pat Kuleto's detailed and intimate design has made the interior at BOULEVARD an American restaurant classic. Co-owner of Boulevard with Nancy Oakes, Pat Kuleto's inspired touch is born also of a love of food and wine, and the sense of place that a restaurant must have to bring out what is best at each table. In addition to his partnership with Nancy Oakes, Pat Kuleto's signature touch in design brings to life the culinary experience in many of San Francisco's and America's best restaurants. Pat has won and been honored for his exceptional work, including Bon Appetit's Food and Entertaining Award for Best Design, as well as recognition with James Beard Foundation.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing of this incredible property, please contact:

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Lisa Sheppard

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Will Densberger

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