Wine Country Estate

Healdsburg, CA

As a project architect with BraytonHughes Design Studios, Adam spent the majority of two years working closely with firm principal Richard Brayton and the patron to design this ground up estate located on a 23 acre site in Sonoma County. The master plan emphasized formal gardens and linear
axes to connect the home with the language of a European villa. The modern and minimal material palate, however, firmly roots the house in the contemporary California landscape. A standing seam metal roof pays homage to the roofs of barns in the nearby agrarian landscape, while the butternut squash color of the custom elongated bricks and pale yellow of Jerusalem limestone mirror the surrounding golden hills. Deep covered second floor terraces and a ground floor loggia protect the southern exterior from the midday sun, while providing exterior spaces overlooking the adjacent vineyards for a truly Californian approach to indoor / outdoor living.