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The Team Behind a Napa Design Showpiece Destroyed by Fire Prepares to Rebuild

After their 400-acre Carneros ranch and newly finished dream house were obliterated by wildfire, the intrepid owners—who themselves just narrowly escaped—prepare to start again from scratch.

The wildfires that just swept through Northern California seemed to come out of nowhere. By the time they were extinguished, they burned through more than 250,000 acres and 7,000 structures.

One of the homes that was lost was this ranch house overlooking the Carneros wine region in Napa, designed by Loren Kroeger of Backen Gillam & Kroeger Architects. Ironically, the home was intended to reflect the landscape that ultimately destroyed it. Read the article here.