A professional couple moving from Oregon to Sonoma County found a beautiful piece of land with an uninspired home on it. Their adult children no longer live with them, allowing their goals to focus more on style than baby-proofing. They chose a Mediterranean design theme for geometric forms and material finishes, including accent elements such as arched openings, timber beams and decorative tile.
The property backs up to 300 acres of open space fortunately located to the southwest, becoming the obvious view side of the home. A specimen Japanese maple with an amazing fire-orange color in the fall gave us the other existing landscape element that influenced the siting of the home.
High ceilings were important to them, including a 2-story vaulted space at the great room. They wanted a glass door system for indoor / outdoor living on the view side, and high windows for light and blue sky. We introduced a bridge connection from the top of the entry stair to the upper level rooms, adding some drama and visual interest.
2,746 sq. ft. replacement home w/ 866 sq. ft. attached Garage.