Sonoma Live Oak

Sonoma, California

TAKING ITS CUE FROM THE ANCIENT NATIVE OAKS ON NEARBY HILLSIDES, THIS SERENE POOLSIDE SANCTUARY AND GUEST HOUSE TRANSLATES THE BEAUTY OF NATURE INTO A GRACEFUL COMPOSITION OF WOOD AND STONE. SOARING WHITE OAK CEILINGS, WIDE WINDOWS AND BUILT-IN SEATING CREATE SURPRISING OPENNESS IN THE COZY INTERIOR.

A CLOSE CONNECTION TO THE SURROUNDING WINE COUNTRY LANDSCAPE IS EMPHASIZED THROUGH RICH TEXTURES AND A GROUNDED, EARTHY PALETTE. MATERIALS SUCH AS FORGED IRON, HAMMERED BLUESTONE AND HEWN WOOD REVEAL EXTENSIVE DETAILING. MOMENTS OF ARTISTRY, SUCH AS THE ORIGINAL BUTTERFLY ARTWORK, ADD AN ELEMENT OF LIGHTHEARTEDNESS AND WHIMSY.