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450 architects - Sonoma Residence

The owners of this modest 2,300 square foot country home wanted to minimize their impact on the Earth and establish a lasting connection to nature. The project employed local craftsmen and used natural, recycled, locally sourced materials. The sunroom features an earthen mud floor made from the soil of the site! The house employs passive solar design concepts; the sunroom, situated at the center of the house, captures the warmth of the sun and radiates it throughout the living spaces. With sustainable building techniques, sensitive attention to the surrounding environment, and framed views of the exterior from every interior space, this house celebrates its site and connection to the land.
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http://450architects.com/projects/sonoma_residence

This photo has 2 questions

Risa Aratyr wrote:
who did the cabinets?
   Comment   July 1, 2013
glendah wrote:
what is the counter top material
     Comment   April 24, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

All the furnishings are made by local Sonoma artisans. In the foreground here is a rough model of what would eventually be the kitchen island. "Before you pay to have someone make a custom table, it's wise to have a mockup to make sure it fits in the space the way they want it to," Parker says. "I really celebrate the part where I'm building mockups." The clients wanted the open cabinets so that their colorful kitchenware would become part of the decor, and to make it easier to grab things while they're cooking and entertaining. The concrete countertops are by Bohemian Stoneworks.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Warms Up In These 6 Great Homes
Concrete countertops, wood cabinets and unique earth-toned tiles create a wonderful modern-rustic mashup in the kitchen. See the rest of this home
Tile. Tile can be one of the most cost-effective partial backsplash and counter materials. Line up your favorite tiles in a single row for instant kitchen character and a very functional partial backsplash. You can find all sorts of great tiles left over from bigger jobs at tile showrooms or stores — just call and ask. Even mismatched tile can create a big impact for little money.

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Kristin Meyer added this to Kitchen
on Tuesday
Awesome feel, looks like our house could.
dustbowl75 added this to kitchen remodel
on Sunday
Warm colors, back splash, windows
Assessment Tech added this to hfluff's ideas
on Sunday
compate thickness
sacto added this to Del Dayo
last Friday
kitchen window
Carrie Valladares added this to kitchen
April 10, 2014
concrete
danieljoethompson added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 8, 2014
the open cabinets bookend the window.
jerrysafetyortiz added this to jerrysafetyortiz's ideas
April 4, 2014
open cabinets
BacksplashIdeas.com added this to Simple Backsplash Ideas
April 4, 2014
This backsplash is simple and to the point!
synacide added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 2, 2014
Simple wood countertop
Heather Walker added this to MIddletop Ideas
March 30, 2014
like the simple clean open shelving so you can see things. yes, obviously would need to keep it neat, but you do that already, Kaki! this would be upper cabinets only to show off fun pottery or dishes
hblout added this to DVD Kitchen
March 30, 2014
strip kitchen w/table
finchbird added this to backsplashes
March 29, 2014
patchwork tiles.
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March 28, 2014
Backsplash
swedishfish added this to kitchen
March 26, 2014
eat in kitchen
lucky536 added this to lucky536's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Countertop and cabinets
lizalou55 added this to Kitchen
March 23, 2014
Backsplash
karenbrownmartin added this to karenbrownmartin's Ideas
March 23, 2014
the kitchen
medusa9 added this to Kitchens
March 23, 2014
simplicity
Yuko Tange added this to Kitchen
March 19, 2014
backsplash
drmolitoris added this to Kitchen tile
March 18, 2014
Short backsplash
montanamamaw added this to montanamamaw's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Backsplash
amyboehm added this to amyboehm's Ideas
March 16, 2014
kitchen for small space
akwilliams0303 added this to Favorites for remodel
March 16, 2014
Kitten sink fixtures
yogababi36 added this to yogababi36's ideas
March 13, 2014
open cabinet
jancandesign added this to current
March 12, 2014
Tile
mjburhop added this to Dining Room Ideas
March 12, 2014
wood and shelves
kalihuck added this to wild olive Ct
March 10, 2014
Window scene
akwilliams0303 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 8, 2014
Windows over sink, sink and fixtures
chaskaschindler added this to kitchen backsplash
March 6, 2014
Like the idea, but not sure would work
RDC Design added this to Row House
March 5, 2014
kitchen, island tble
fourel added this to fourel's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Shelving for spices
yillians added this to yillians's ideas
March 3, 2014
Backsplash!
amybriceno added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 2, 2014
mixed countertop, backsplash, and range backsplash
mamaswaff added this to Kitchens
March 1, 2014
backsplash
sandrachuk added this to sandrachuk's ideas
February 28, 2014
Green countertop
jvke added this to jvke's ideas
February 26, 2014
window sill and backsplash
angelamayj added this to angelamayj's ideas
February 24, 2014
lake house ideas
poppykitchen added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 24, 2014
stainless backsplash
roxiesmith added this to roxiesmith's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Interesting mix of tiles
lgloverwilson added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 22, 2014
colors
Julie Carl added this to Kitchen
February 22, 2014
Backsplash
cloudlb added this to ADU
February 22, 2014
short tile backsplash
Kristy Forsloff Johnson added this to Bedroom Ideas
February 22, 2014
Kitchen
dprogers added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 21, 2014
Back splash - what is it?
loripasco added this to Interior Design ideas
February 17, 2014
Tile. Tile can be one of the most cost-effective partial backsplash and counter materials. Line up your favorite tiles in a single row for instant kitchen character and a very functional partial backsplash. You can find all sorts of great tiles left over from bigger jobs at tile showrooms or stores — just call and ask. Even mismatched tile can create a big impact for little money.
enasby added this to kitchen backsplash
February 14, 2014
large tiles, could include yellow
martybob added this to half wall
February 12, 2014
Open shelving for spices
mustikkasf added this to mustikkasf's ideas
February 11, 2014
so clean
xjenkayx added this to xjenkayx's Ideas
February 10, 2014
backsplash
abbyblythe added this to 1015 bushwolf kitchen living
February 10, 2014
i like the feel of this whole house if you check it out
Donlyn Arbuthnot added this to Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
February 9, 2014
simple tera cotta
jedislampoet added this to jedislampoet's ideas
February 9, 2014
color
angela99 added this to Kitchen - short backsplash
February 9, 2014
but a different lay-out than ours so hard to tell
Carli McKinney added this to Adobe Home
February 8, 2014
concrete counters. placeholder for the island is a good idea. open shelving to bring color into the kitchen.
Amy Transue added this to Kitchen
February 7, 2014
backsplash of one row of tiles
redpoint added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 6, 2014
maple, tile backsplash
jimmcdermott added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 6, 2014
maple?
jellys84 added this to jellys84's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Tile backsplash
jepsonchris added this to jepson
February 6, 2014
open shelves, white walls
ccsanford23 added this to ccsanford23's ideas
February 4, 2014
floors, cabinets
kerrishouse added this to kerrishouse's ideas
February 3, 2014
tile back splash
nurnanc added this to nurnanc's ideas
February 1, 2014
Different colors of tile
2109park added this to kitchen
January 31, 2014
backsplash
tcvh added this to Thomas
January 30, 2014
A table/island in the kitchen.
rlindahl added this to rlindahl's Favorites
January 28, 2014
Stove backsplash
alyce131 added this to warden
January 28, 2014
open shelves
msstickel added this to msstickel's ideas
January 28, 2014
tiles, use in the half bath
beautifulenvironment added this to first place with Ben
January 27, 2014
Large island table
otstack added this to kitchen
January 26, 2014
Backsplash
msmurphy24 added this to msmurphy24's Ideas
January 25, 2014
Counter top. & design
fabiennechevance added this to backspash
January 25, 2014
one layer + paint
avastola added this to avastola's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Backsplash
vigal added this to vigal's ideas
January 19, 2014
stainless steel and wood and colored tiles
carriebor added this to backsplash
January 17, 2014
backsplash - colorful, but neutral tiles.
mariesylvia added this to mariesylvia's ideas
January 16, 2014
Backsplash
gatiedeman added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 12, 2014
that the window is low, the range hood
carmentuck added this to carmentuck's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Shelves
sgutbrod added this to sgutbrod's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Example of lighter modern cabinets, interesting small backsplash idea.
maryfelton added this to guest cottage
January 8, 2014
colors. Not open shelving for cabinets nor open space under island.
eglevant added this to eglevant's Ideas
January 6, 2014
Behind sink tiles. Pich up one color for cou ters
eemapo added this to latest photos
January 5, 2014
Tile. Tile can be one of the most cost-effective partial backsplash and counter materials. Line up your favorite tiles in a single row for instant kitchen character and a very functional partial backsplash. You can find all sorts of great tiles left over from bigger jobs at tile showrooms or stores — just call and ask. Even mismatched tile can create a big impact for little money.
suzannemack added this to kitchen renovations
January 5, 2014
EXHALE
JJ Hogan added this to jj_hogan's ideas
January 3, 2014
Grey counters?
cjminshall added this to cjminshall's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Cabinets, countertops
meglehua added this to Kitchen
January 1, 2014
backsplash
goforboh added this to goforboh's ideas
December 31, 2013
stove bs plus tile around counter for backsplash
liberty3300 added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 28, 2013
Simple design, tile colors
salbin added this to kitchen
December 27, 2013
look at backsplash - blends with wood and counter top. A little contrast but not too much. Also - combined with white tiles.
loripasco added this to Windows
December 21, 2013
Casement windows over the sink. Wood trim and sill. Tile backsplash.
ebenvis added this to ebenvis's Ideas
December 20, 2013
Kombuis ideas
emmaann9 added this to Kitchen
December 19, 2013
backsplash
kdj789 added this to Kitchen
December 17, 2013
Plain windows
kandtm added this to kandtm's Ideas
December 14, 2013
Varied tile colors. Cabs in this are diff heights above counter, which is weird. I'd carry it up to cabs, maybe wit diff tile heights.
okasgc added this to okasgc's Ideas
December 13, 2013
Rural 3 h
kgarrison1 added this to kgarrison1's ideas
December 5, 2013
dream house
Lendri Purcell added this to Bathroom Ideas
December 5, 2013
stainless steel backsplash, vent, tile backsplash
juniper0312 added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 5, 2013
woody, open cabinets, color and treatment of wood
katelynnoalix added this to bathroom
December 4, 2013
various tile colors in one row short back splash
justfoxie added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 2, 2013
simple backsplash
nelliebell567 added this to kitvhens
December 1, 2013
tile backsplash?
jdolph added this to Genie Backsplash Ideas
November 26, 2013
same as first image, but this tile is a bit larger....could be fun in the right colors
myshowroom added this to Walls/tile backsplash
November 24, 2013
Tile arrangment
shockey added this to LR Ideas
November 24, 2013
Good wood
avolapachino added this to avolapachino's ideas
November 24, 2013
backspl ashes
dreamermama added this to Kitchen
November 22, 2013
wooden table gray countertops
pump0kin added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 22, 2013
multicolored tiles
dorothy629 added this to dorothy629's Ideas
November 18, 2013
Tile can be one of the most cost-effective partial backsplash and counter materials. Line up your favorite tiles in a single row for instant kitchen character and a very functional partial backsplash. You can find all sorts of great tiles left over from bigger jobs at tile showrooms or stores — just call and ask. Even mismatched tile can create a big impact for little money.
maemaemama added this to Timberframe
November 17, 2013
Pretty
sarah59 added this to Kitchen
November 16, 2013
backsplash
jlsbfly added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 15, 2013
RANDOM TILE ORGANIC BEAUTY
peganne added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 14, 2013
kinda nice and different backsplash
wbown added this to Barn Project
November 12, 2013
Cabinets are too modern, but like the table idea
talktocory added this to Countertops
November 10, 2013
Woody
jenniferellenfried added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 6, 2013
backsplash
gaskinlake added this to Tile & Counters
November 5, 2013
Like the simplicity of the single line of tiles along the wall. Wonder how this would look with added subway tile above?
ljsimonhayes added this to kitchen
November 3, 2013
gorgeous
Gwen Murdock added this to gwen_murdock's ideas
November 2, 2013
simple backsplash
pglick added this to kitchen
November 2, 2013
Colors
diamondsky added this to diamondsky's Ideas
October 31, 2013
Like the wood, the shelves, the simplicity
shahidqayum added this to shahidqayum's ideas
October 27, 2013
cabinets
bowencameron added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 27, 2013
stainless behind range, single row of tile elsewhere
amchan02 added this to Traviata Kitchen
October 27, 2013
Backsplash
august021 added this to living room
October 23, 2013
Island idea
stewartandrea added this to kitchen reno 2013-2014
October 22, 2013
cheap & cheerful
marymcwill added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 19, 2013
colored tiles
52penny added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 19, 2013
tile backsplash
photo2010 added this to photo2010's ideas
October 14, 2013
different
plingib added this to plingib's Ideas
October 14, 2013
one row of tile at base
linpathay added this to linpathay's ideas
October 13, 2013
Tile-just one layer!
audreygarber added this to kitchen
October 10, 2013
spread out/extended design kitchen
stellabeandoggle added this to stellabeandoggle's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Backsplash
shikha01 added this to shikha01's ideas
October 9, 2013
kitchen
kkooperman added this to kkooperman's Ideas
October 7, 2013
Kitchen style
hawkhouse901 added this to hawkhouse901's ideas
October 3, 2013
Counter
marymcwill added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 2, 2013
colorful blocks for backsplash
ccrooknash added this to 2013 kitchen remodel
September 28, 2013
back splash
emmeyer added this to emmeyer's Ideas
September 26, 2013
Like the look.
pedalbyte added this to Backsplash
September 26, 2013
Tile
m0untain1 added this to For Ellen
September 18, 2013
love backspash and concrete counter
hearingsaver added this to hearingsaver's ideas
September 11, 2013
single row of tiles make a backsplash
egmarr1 added this to egmarr1's Ideas
September 11, 2013
Blonde
paulafm added this to paulafm's ideas
September 5, 2013
like the overall look of the kitchen
mschneck63 added this to Kitchen tile
September 5, 2013
tile
jacobhorton123 added this to jacobhorton123's Ideas
September 3, 2013
This room is monochromatic because of the different browns.
ang_peters92 added this to Old House Reno Ideas!
September 2, 2013
Tile backsplash
evaagus added this to evaagus's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Single row
Karen Lilley added this to karen_lilley's ideas
August 31, 2013
tile backsplash
kclayman added this to Backsplash
August 30, 2013
Simple square edge
jroth10 added this to jroth10's Ideas
August 30, 2013
backsplash
debcs added this to debcs's ideas
August 29, 2013
Vermont kitchen
Jamie Reck added this to kitchen backsplash
August 28, 2013
kitchen backsplash
mannb added this to Kitchen
August 25, 2013
Neat ideas
jvcameron added this to jvcameron's Ideas
August 19, 2013
Tiles
amyvanderhoef added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 19, 2013
Tile
jnabers added this to jnabers's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Kitchen
nandale added this to nandale's ideas
August 17, 2013
Like open upper cabinets with short shelves
Catherine Dickey added this to Kitchen
August 15, 2013
Backsplash
Kathy Buhler added this to Kitchen
August 15, 2013
How cool is that backsplash?? I love it! Colour!
skelnhofer added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 14, 2013
one larger tile as a border>
wendyjmac added this to kitchen
August 14, 2013
open shelving, light wood cabinets with grey counter
Melissa Novakoff added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 13, 2013
sonoma
elizabet27 added this to The Rogers'
August 13, 2013
Nice layout along kitchen wall
lgwhite added this to kitchen project
August 11, 2013
These cabinets are good models for what we say we want....
milky67 added this to Flooring color
August 10, 2013
kitchen
wendyball added this to wendyball's Ideas
August 10, 2013
Colors
gregwbourne added this to Countertops
August 8, 2013
Slate?
nevillerjohnson added this to nevillerjohnson's Ideas
August 6, 2013
Simple
allisonacres added this to allisonacres's ideas
August 6, 2013
open shelves and concrete
elarsonvaughan added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 3, 2013
mix of materials, wood floor, tiles for backsplash
chicago66 added this to Kitchen
August 3, 2013
multi colored backsplash against the textures of different wood
mississipimama added this to Mississippimama's Kitchen
August 2, 2013
Windows
kaimele1 added this to kaimele1's ideas
July 31, 2013
kitchen
kalani73 added this to tile
July 30, 2013
I like this although it is only one level....
mayakaimal added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 29, 2013
warm feeling
meravr added this to kitchen
July 28, 2013
window and frame
alafrinere added this to alafrinere's Favorites
July 27, 2013
Kitchen and concrete
3233 added this to 3233's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Window trim & stain color
tasnbay added this to tasnbay's ideas
July 24, 2013
Love the idea of making multi colored concrete tiles for backsplash...especially over our stove area.
riordan76 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 23, 2013
cabinets and wood
tinlyzzi added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 20, 2013
hood, stove
lilgurney added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 19, 2013
like the backsplash tile
aet144 added this to Kitchen Backsplash
July 18, 2013
Do I like the look of paint above tile? On the other hand, the electrical outlets don't interfere with the tiling and if the paint matched the tile colour, it may look ok??
marbuckle added this to kitchen
July 17, 2013
backsplash tile
breynolds312 added this to Kitchen
July 17, 2013
Stove
analuisalobato added this to Country kitchens
July 15, 2013
The gabInetes
aliciab723 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 13, 2013
Backsplash Idea
mrz0623 added this to Kitchen
July 13, 2013
Tile backsplash
שמעון שאוליאן added this to webuser_270007's Ideas
July 11, 2013
פלטת עץ למטח עבודה עליון אפשרות ישירות על משטח קיים או חיבור בין שני משטחים קיימים
saramcallen added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 10, 2013
concreto
class6 added this to class6's Ideas
July 10, 2013
eco friendly material. The open-floating shelves makes the kitchen looks organized and neat. Maybe applying white paint on the shelves and window frame will makes the whole place brighter.
ritasshoemaker added this to ritasshoemaker's ideas
July 1, 2013
I love the different colored tiles for the backsplash!
painterb added this to Owl House
June 30, 2013
condiment shelving: add to side of kitchen cabinets
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