Sonoma Ranch


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.

“Just because a building is contextual doesn’t mean it has to disappear—there’s more than one way for architecture to harmonize with a landscape.”
Brooks Walker, Partner, Walker Warner

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.

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Project Manager

Architectural Staff

Elizabeth Moggio



Tedrick & Bennett


Stroudwater Design Group, William Peters Landscape Architect


Redhorse Constructors, Inc.


Matthew Millman, Mark Defeo, Steven Brooke


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