US studio Klopf Structure has accomplished the Sonoma Hilltop New Residence, a horizontal home in wine nation that takes cues from mid-century trendy structure and has dangling chains that accumulate rainwater.
The Sonoma Hilltop New Residence is positioned in Sonoma, a metropolis within the coronary heart of northern California’s wine-growing area.
The household residence is perched on a boulder-studded hill, the place it’s afforded sweeping views of the valley.
Rectangular in plan, the 4,068-square-foot (378-square-metre) home has a flat roof and low profile. Brown-painted beams create a rhythmic look each inside and outside.
The design was influenced by a mid-century trendy residence owned by the consumer, stated San Francisco’s Klopf Structure.
“This new residence represents a a lot bigger, Twenty first-century model constructed into the gently sloping hillside to reap the benefits of the sprawling views,” the studio stated.
Facades are clad in warm-toned stained cedar.
On the entrance elevation, restricted home windows provide privateness from the road. The principle entrance is discovered close to the centre of the house and options an outsized glazed door.
The home opens up within the rear, the place retractable glass openings present immersive views and seamless entry to a coated patio and swimming pool.
All through the dwelling, the architects prioritised a connection to the outside.
“The linear design and the open, flowing residing areas present nearly each room with out of doors entry to the expansive patio, shielded from the Sonoma warmth by deep overhangs,” the group stated.
Within the case of rain, water is channeled to “rain chains,” which stretch between the roof’s underside and the bottom, taking the place of downspouts. The water travels down the chains and leads to drains beneath.
Throughout the residence, the format is split into private and non-private zones, with a lobby and courtyard positioned between them.
The western wing holds the sleeping space, which incorporates three bed room suites, every with its personal non-public sitting space.
The japanese half of the house accommodates an workplace, fitness center; and an open-concept kitchen, eating space and lounge.
“Rounding the nook into the good room, one is instantly hit by the breathtaking view that extends outward past the infinity pool and deck by means of a steady wall of glass,” the agency stated.
The inside is fitted with impartial tones and earthy supplies. White oak was used for flooring, kitchen cupboards and curtain partitions. Calacatta marble is discovered within the loos.
Clear strains and a post-and-beam ceiling design are supposed to create a homey feeling and “evoke the essence of recent California residing”, the group stated.
Different initiatives by Klopf Structure embrace a reconfigured San Francisco residence that options a mixture of open and closed-off areas and the updating of a mid-century-modern home in Silicon Valley that was initially constructed by Joseph Eichler.
The pictures is by Mariko Reed.
Architect: Klopf Structure
Klopf Structure mission group: Geoff Campen, Ethan Taylor, Noel Andrade and John Klopf
Panorama architect: Arterra Panorama Architects
Structural engineer: ZFA
Contractor: Eames Building