The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years

By Eviana Hartman / Photos by Joe Pugliese
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
Though he was never licensed as an architect, never made a living at it, and completed fewer than ten buildings over the course of his career, Jack Hillmer (1918–2007) remains a cult figure in the Bay Area for his eccentric take on modernism.