- Architecture & development
Sonoma Wine Country, a house with lots of light and a beautiful view, was designed by Feldman Architecture. On the one hand, the house accommodates a lot of social space, but on the other hand it also fulfils the role of a retreat. Dark stained cedar cladding and low stone landscape walls ensure harmony with the surroundings.
American studio Feldman Architecture is an innovative design firm that creates warm and light spaces in every project, fully tailored to the client and in harmony with the location and surroundings. Their approach remained unchanged at Sonoma Wine Country. The home, located in Healdsburg, California, enjoys stunning views of the village and houses plenty of social space, ideal for entertaining, but equally provides the privacy of a rural retreat. Sonoma Wine Country is made up of perpendicular bars. The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the large living area under high ceilings and a simple overhanging roof. The high glass walls fill the space with light and views. Four glass panels, which open on each side, transform the space into an outdoor pavilion. The concrete floor extends into a patio by the pool and a terrace with a fire pit. In this way, the studio created comfortable outdoor spaces for both hot and cold weather. With the doors open, the residents enjoy a wide view from the pool to the nearby village.
The house offers comfortable outdoor spaces for both hot and cold weather.
Because the residents like to entertain, two kitchens were built in the main hall: a small but efficient kitchen and, discretely hidden, a larger kitchen that is perfect for caterers. Perforated panels in the ceiling absorb sound during large parties and discreet stone strips across the floor delineate zones in the room without visual barriers. These details add both a layer of functionality and sophistication to the space. The second wing of the house, which faces north, turns into a private space, from the garage to the media room, and finally to the swimming pool and the master bedroom at the back. From the bed, too, the residents enjoy a view of the meadow behind it through another large glass panel. A little further on is the guest house, which provides an extra level of privacy. With dark stained cedar cladding and low stone landscape walls, Sonoma Wine Country responds to both the location and the client's needs. © Joe Fletcher