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.
Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Brooks Walker
Project Manager: Mike McCabe
Architectural Staff: Elizabeth Moggio, Sandrine Carmantrand
Interiors: Tedrick & Bennett
Landscape: Stroudwater Design Group and William Peters Landscape Architect
Builder: Redhorse Constructors, Inc.
Photography: Matthew Millman, Mark Defeo (aerial)