When a tech couple were looking to take a step back from city life to start their own family, they turned to Napa–based interior design and real estate production firm Shawback Design to help them create the weekend home of their dreams. The two had worked with the company on three previous projects, and together, they were able to uncover a small vineyard in St. Helena which would soon become the ideal setting for their retreat.
Once the location had been secured, the father-son duo of Palo Alto–based Field Architecture were brought on board to design the modern residence.
The Fields—Stan had studied under iconic midcentury architect Louis Kahn, and his son, Jess, grew up drawing under his father's drafting table—begin each of their projects with a reading of the land. They call the unconventional process a "Groundscape."
"We see architecture as part of a conversation with nature that allows humans to return to being "a part" of nature, as opposed to "apart" from it," the architects explain.
As a result, the team has effortlessly merged modern design into the vernacular to create the unique weekend home known as Zinfandel. Scroll ahead for a peek inside.
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