Sonoma County, California
This project was designed as a weekend home for a San Francisco family. Located on an 8 acre site, the house is nestled in a unique surrounding of redwood groves, a seasonal creek, grassy meadows and rolling vineyards. The indoor/ outdoor living experience was the driving force of the design and is fully experienced from the large, central great room which anchors the house and is surrounded on three sides by ceiling height sliding doors. The great room is wrapped by a covered patio and opens on to a pool, outdoor living room with view-through gas fireplace and an outdoor dining area with vineyard and forest views. Sustainable design was a high priority, inside and out. A PV solar system for electricity and solar pool heating and the use of sustainable materials throughout were key priorities. This project was completed in 2012.