What originally started as John Hurley & Justin Hafen's part-time hobby (designing, building and furnishing their own homes) has now become a full-time passion; creating large private estates, primarily in the Napa Valley. 


Taking the concept of the "high end spec-home" to an entirely new level, HurleyHafen acquires premium property and then designs, builds, and completely furnishes the ultimate Napa Valley estates-- making the purchase of what is traditionally a second, third or fourth home a very simple & enjoyable transaction. 

"Literally, you can close escrow on one of our 'curated homes' at noon (bringing nothing but a suitcase) and have everything you need to entertain an entire house-full of guests," says Hafen.  "Basically, it's like buying a small private hotel," he says with a smile. 

Every element of a HurleyHafen home is well thought out and carefully selected.  "We love to travel and are constantly gathering new ideas and resources from literally every corner of the globe," says Hurley.  "We actually have an entire warehouse filled with amazing found objects that we have collected in our travels. It's the small, unique details that make all the difference."


In addition to creating their "curated homes," HurleyHafen also works directly with clients to design and build their own homes.  

"We've learned so much over the past 15+ years developing our own projects that we finally decided to share our vast knowledge base with people who already have their own land and want to build something new, " says Hafen. "Designing and building a house in the country can be very overwhelming, and it's much more difficult than building in the city where you have all of the infrastructure already in place (roads, water, electricity, sewer, etc).  We have years of experience navigating all of the tricky stuff, which allows our clients to just focus on the fun, creative part of the process with us!"

Throughout the design/build process, HurleyHafen acts as the "owner's agent" and is the single point of contact between the client and each of the dozens of service providers that are necessary to build a custom home from scratch.  

Hillary Ryan, Napa County's leading luxury real estate agent, often recommends HurleyHafen to her clients who purchase raw land and/or older estates that need massive remodels.  "Because John and Justin have been developing real estate in the valley for such a long time, they have an impeccable reputation and have built strong relationships with all of the best vendors, sub-contractors and suppliers in the area.  Their resources alone are reason enough to work with them...not to mention that they are super innovative and enjoyable to work with!"