Houzz Tour: A Noir Farmhouse in Napa

David Devan moved with partner Brad Nichinson to St. Helena in Napa Valley, California, to semiretire in 2008, but he’s hardly slowed down to smell the grape leaves. Though he never formally trained as an architect or a designer, Devan spent 32 years working in the hospitality industry, nearly half of that time working for Ritz-Carlton developing properties all over the world, and during that period acquired a profound appreciation for the work.