Vineyard Residence

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The Sonoma Vineyard Residence is a rural retreat for a San Francisco family and their extended family and friends. Sited at the base of Sonoma Mountain and on the edge of a sixty acre vineyard, the residence includes 4 bedroom suites, an indoor/outdoor loggia/gallery, reflecting pools, a swimming pool, a library, a subterranean wine cellar, a dining hall and extensive gallery space.

Carefully situated on the edge of a vineyard, the residence establishes a frame of reference for one’s temporal experience of the site. The design negotiates three basic criteria: private residence, expanded art preserve, and vineyard operation. A careful manipulation of building, landscape, and topography creates a poetic coexistence of programs and site, and serves to understate the size of the main residence.

Its position in the landscape, as well as its massing, configuration, fenestration, deep roof overhangs, and programmatic arrangements, facilitate natural ventilation and passive heating and cooling. The building also uses a geothermal heat exchange system and radiant in-floor heat.

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With a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines, partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling started Aidlin Darling Design around a woodshop in 1997. With an emphasis on designing for all of the senses they have cultivated a diverse and collaborative studio that acts as the creative hub for an extended network of builders, fabricators, artists, engineers, chefs, and other collaborators. In recent years, the firm has garnered over 125 regional, national, and international awards including the Smithsonian’s Cooper- Hewitt’s 2013 National Design Award for their body of work, a James Beard Award, five American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, two International Civic Trust Awards, and several awards from the AIA, IIDA, and ASLA.
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