This project was for a couple with an extensive relationship to the timber of the forest. The house was designed to incorporate the stunning surrounding views into their everyday life, and to take advantage of some fallen redwood trees that they had saved for several years – with the hopes of honoring the trees in the Architecture of their home.

We responded to the view challenge by stretching the house along the contours of the hillside – with the main living spaces oriented towards the view. We used a thick wall as an organizing spine upon which the roofs and rooms were arranged. We carved out some outdoor space under the roof to extend the living area and blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.

We honored the fallen redwood trees by both using them as an exterior siding (with a large scale shiplap mill profile), specific interior ceiling applications, and for select structural elements. These structural columns were sized to celebrate the strength of those great trees.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Butterfly RoofLine, Flat RoofLine, Shed RoofLine, and Stucco Siding Material. Photo  of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Butterfly RoofLine, Stucco Siding Material, and Shed RoofLine. Photo 2 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, Butterfly RoofLine, Flat RoofLine, and Stucco Siding Material. Photo 3 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Shed RoofLine, Butterfly RoofLine, and Stucco Siding Material. Photo 4 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Shed RoofLine, and Butterfly RoofLine. Photo 5 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shed RoofLine. Photo 6 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Stucco Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shed RoofLine. Photo 7 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Outdoor and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 8 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Range Hood, Marble Counter, Wood Cabinet, Limestone Floor, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 9 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Limestone Floor, Marble Counter, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Range Hood, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Daniel J Strening carved out some outdoor space under the roof to extend the living area and blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Photo 10 of Healdsburg Home

Daniel J Strening carved out some outdoor space under the roof to extend the living area and blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.

Modern home with Kitchen, Marble Counter, Wood Cabinet, Limestone Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 11 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Ceiling Lighting and Limestone Floor. Photo 12 of Healdsburg Home
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Modern home with Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Limestone Floor. Photo 14 of Healdsburg Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Limestone Floor, and Marble Counter. Photo 15 of Healdsburg Home
Interior Design
  • Kelly Bracewell
Landscape Design
  • Megan Blencowe
Builder
  • Harkey Construction
Photographer
  • Emily Hagopian

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