Richard Kirby / Annadel Builders / General Contractor, Santa Rosa, California
David Easton / Rammed Earthworks / Rammed Earth Contractor, Napa, California
Duane Johnson / Artistic Lighting and Electric / Electrical + Lighting Designer, San Rafael, California
Bruno Brás / BBG Hyline / Minimalist Door and Window Manufacturer, Portugal
Craig Timmer / Northstar Woodworks / Interior Doors, Ferndale, Washington
Jeff Brandner / Brandner Designs / Shou Sugi Ban Fabricator, Bozeman, Montana
A+D Concrete / Distressed Concrete Floors, Santa Rosa, California
Dave Roche / Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture, Sonoma, California
This modern, single-story, vineyard residence was influenced by Japanese pagoda roof forms using a textural material palette of low-carbon rammed earth, corrosion-resistant corten steel, renewable wood, and high-performing glass. Designed to touch lightly and integrate into the rugged, prehistoric terrain, the new, one-bedroom abode was conceived as a series of interlocking boxes, arranged to maximize the views and complement the beauty of the site.
The low-lying structure appears to arise from the scattered boulders that dot the 300-acre property. The striated rammed earth walls frame windswept trees and seem to map the rows of grapevines that hug the hillside below. Corten steel siding, reminiscent of the surrounding volcanic lava rock, define the structure’s distinct geometric forms. A raised, pagoda-style roof marks the arid skyline and works in concert with the expanses of glass window walls that allow the home to open to the land.
Inside is equally as contemplative. The rammed earth is accentuated against neutral paint colors and accents of walnut, shou sugi ban, blackened steel, and poured concrete floors that were worked into a unique distressed finish. Wood and natural light abounds. Exposed walnut ceilings extend to the outdoors, covering pathways and al fresco seating. Throughout, artwork and objets d’ art, collected from the couple’s travels, are tastefully displayed.
Program: 1 bed, 2 bath with great room, office, yoga studio, wine room, laundry room, and outdoor deck
Another fabulously designed home!! Good job!