Farm House

The owners of this Sonoma site wished to build a home that captured the American agricultural heritage of the area. This residential compound incorporates an original barn, and uses the same building forms found on many farms and dairies throughout the region, allowing the new compound to change the use of the site without changing its relationship to the land.

The house is arranged in a cluster of buildings that frames the view of the Sonoma Valley, and encircles a central courtyard used for large family gatherings. Simple vernacular elements of the farmhouse include milk-painted wood siding, wide-plank wood flooring, wraparound covered porches and a large country kitchen with wood-fired cooking and open pantry. The many covered porches encourage outdoor living, and are critical for providing shade and ventilation during the hot summers. Large barn-door shutters protect the large glass openings during the strong windstorms experienced in the region, and become privacy screens to close off sections of the house when a separation of activities is desired.
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