Harnessing a deep understanding of the landscape, a family heirloom is reanimated as a wine country retreat.
Nestled into a picturesque landscape, the home sits among undulating hills blanketed with vineyards and dotted with clusters of old growth oaks. It references the traditional board-and-batten barns sewn into Napa’s landscape while rendering a contemporary layer to California’s rustic agrarian vernacular, culminating in a lived experience that embodies elevated country living.
Clean lines, muted hues, and unpretentious materials are a contemporary counterpart to the bucolic surroundings. Board-formed concrete, linen-white cedar siding, and standing-seam zinc slowly patina as the home cycles through another generation, evolving with the land and its seasons. A tower punctuates the ranch-style home like a grain silo, echoing the parcel’s previous life as a dairy ranch.
A courtyard tucked into the u-shaped home makes an ideal place to gather on warm summer nights and crisp fall mornings. Inside, sunlight illuminates the warmth of bleached Douglas fir, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Comfortable, unfussy furniture, soft-handed fabrics, and seagrass complete the traditionally tailored spaces, setting the stage for languid, companionable days.