Situated amongst continuous blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and old head-pruned Zinfandel, the design is conceived as a community of buildings which extend the property’s agrarian history while hosting the growing family’s modern lifestyle.
Forming the property’s Northeastern corner is a generations old wind break of tall trees which interrupts the valley’s horizontal expanse. The family of gable-end structures nestles up to the enclave created by the trees. Inspired by the existing old hay barn on the property, each of the gable roofs are supported by timber and steel trusses which take cue from the local vernacular and give it new life.
A majestic Valley Oak forms the starting point for a central axis threading through the buildings and tying the structure to the land. Steel and glass window walls pocket along each of the buildings and open onto the courtyard and pool to extend the outdoor living into the vineyard. The landscape design extends the linear rows of vines and carves through the breezeways which are found between each of the buildings and create a series of garden rooms.