Sonoma Live Oak

Sonoma, California

Taking a cue from the ancient native oaks punctuating the nearby hillsides, this serene poolside sanctuary and guesthouse translates the beauty of nature into a composition of stone and wood. Soaring white oak ceilings, wide windows and built-in seating create surprising openness in the cozy spaces.

The earthy palette and textured fabrics and surfaces offer a close connection to the land. Materials show marks of the hand including forged iron, hammered bluestone and hewn white oak wood. Moments of artistry, such as the original butterfly artworks, add an element of lightheartedness and whimsy.