A Resilient Residence Replaces a Home Destroyed by Wildfire in Northern California

After a devastating blaze, a Napa Valley couple rebuild with durability in mind.
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The adage "once burned, twice shy" held no sway for Buttons and Ridgie Barton. In October 2017, the catastrophic Nuns fire incinerated the ’70s-era A-frame in Napa County, California, that had served as a family retreat for 20 years and that the couple, who are mostly retired from a business-to-business marketing company that they ran together, were in the process of turning into their permanent home.

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