The Stoddard house is as rich in history as it is in appearance. Built in 1898, William Stoddard designed and constructed this stately home in a European style, using his resources as the owner of a local milling company, for his bride, Isabelle, from Paris. They were wed in the front parlor and both of their daughters were born in the house. Isabelle continued to live in the house until the age of 102 ~ although she came into this world on a leap year and only celebrated 25 birthdays!
The classic, white house, situated on First Street, retains its original grandeur, with vaulted ceilings throughout, double parlor, and Red Fir floors. Enter through the victorian cottage gardens where there is always something in bloom. Among the homes trove of treasures is the fireplace (non-operable) adorned with ceramic, nude tiles from France; it was rescued from a downtown residence that was regrettably demolished for office buildings. Bouquets of glass flowers are suspended from chandeliers, and the light that Napa Valley is famous for streams through the grand windows.
Old world meets new in this fashionably appointed prize. After two years of renovations, Stoddard House has reclaimed all her past glory, thanks to the help of a local interior designer. An eclectic mix of more than one hundred years of chic includes contemporary, Asian, Victorian and Art Deco influences. Settle in with a book in the library, soak up the sumptuousness in a bath, or unwind outside in the gazebo with a glass of Napa Valley bubbly. Meet in the parlor and take a seat in one of the leather club chairs or on the mohair sofa and revisit the pleasures of conversation.
Stroll down Napa's most prestigious street into the heart of the downtown area. Dine at one of a multitude of world class restaurants, visit boutique shops or sample Napa's finest at a wine bar. It's a short drive to scores of vineyards and wineries and all that the Napa Valley has to offer!