“They listened carefully to all of our ideas. In the end. we got something so much better, but it feels like ours.”—Homeowner
Located on a rural site with sweeping views of rolling hills and vineyards with clusters of old growth oak trees, the Sonoma Ranch residence is a contemporary farmhouse inspired by the work of William Wurster. Reminiscent of agricultural board and batten structures, the house echoes the simple buildings that are characteristic of the surrounding area. Emphasis was placed on designing a u-shaped building that creates a generous courtyard where people can enjoy the outdoors while being well protected from strong afternoon winds.
PROJECT TEAM: Sandrine Carmantrand, Michael McCabe, Elizabeth Moggio,
Brooks Walker INTERIORS: Tedrick & Bennett LANDSCAPE: Stroudwater Design Group and William Peters Landscape Architect BUILDER: Redhorse Constructors, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Millman, Mark Defeo (aerial)
Western Interiors and Design, September/October 2006 (pdf)
Sonoma Valley Style by Kathryn Masson and Steven Brooke (pdf)