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Sonoma Ranch

California
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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)

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)

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.

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“The question with a building is, should it blend in, or should it sit in contrast. It’s important to note that a building can harmonize with the landscape even in contrast to it. Just because something is “contextual” doesn’t mean it always has to disappear. There is more than one way to harmonize with a landscape.”
- Brooks Walker, Principal, WWA
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“They listened carefully to all of our ideas. In the end, we got something so much better, but it still feels like ours.”
- Homeowner
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Recognition

  • Western Interiors and Design, September/October 2006
  • Sonoma Valley Style by Kathryn Masson and Steven Brooke
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