At first, the challenges seemed insurmountable. An overgrown piece of hillside land with brushy glimpses of Mount St. Helena. But we’ve learned that feeling often reveals more than seeing. So we walked the property, wandered through the old Victorian home, the outbuildings, the schoolhouse. And the longer we stayed, the more the place spoke to us. The way the floorboards creaked, the smell of the wind through the redwoods. There was a soul to this place, and a story it needed to tell. All we had to do was uncover it.