Two Winemakers Build a Compact, Fire-Resistant Home With an Earthy Palette

In Healdsburg, California, a couple hire TenBooks and Social Studio to create a resilient vineyard house with a ground-floor tasting room.

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Jill and Mike Lucia have a deep appreciation for Northern California’s land. As the owners of the Rootdown and Cole Ranch wine labels, the couple pay close attention to region’s fickle fog, sun-dappled hills, and ocean air. "Mike is a winemaker, and his philosophy is to let the wines lead with earth and texture, rather than just with fruit," says architect Matthew David Bowles, founder of the firm TenBooks. "His style is decidedly hands-off, which allows the grape and the specific terrain to speak for itself." 

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