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Agave Rose Vineyards Water Tower

Architect / Firm: Obie G. Bowman Architect FAIA

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Obie G. Bowman Architect FAIA

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Obie Bowman

Architectural Firm


James Nolan Construction, Inc.
P. O. Box 90, St. Helena CA 94574

Project Location: St. Helena, CA
Owner: Jim and Molly Larkin
Completion Date: 09/01/2005

This Napa County water tower is part of a three acre renovation project which includes a historic Victorian house, outbuildings, and vineyards.

The project consists of a gravity supplied domestic water system with a new tower and tank. The tower also provides occasional recreational use for both children and adults. Rather than mimic the house, the water tower seeks to become a more sympathetic part of the larger landscape and consists of naturally weathering steel wide flange frames and horizontal channel slats with exposed welds.

A shaded ipe deck sits just above ground level between four concrete plinths and  overlooks  the  vineyards,  an accordion ladder provides access to a second level stainless steel playhouse, and a 3000 gallon galvanized steel water tank occupies the third level.

Steve Martino & Associates

Vinson Engineering/David Vinson

Chris Heath, project manager

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