Design Envy: This Wine Country Home Is Everything We Want in Life
Photography by Joe Fletcher

Design Envy: This Wine Country Home Is Everything We Want in Life


This beautiful Wine Country home combines the—oxymoron alert—calming perks of being isolated in nature and the one thing we all wish we for when we're braving the great outdoors: The lap of luxury.

Comprised of two separate single-story wings, this brand new home on a hilltop near Healdsburg, designed by San Francisco-based Feldman Architecture, puts indoor-outdoor boundaries to the test. The larger wing runs along the hill's ridge and includes the home's great room, which features four oversize glass panels that open on a pulley system, adding a bit of drama to the sweeping views of Sonoma Valley. Vistas can also be admired poolside, on the gorgeous outdoor patio—essentially an extension of the living room—or while sitting around the outdoor fire pit, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects.

The home's second wing extends towards the north and becomes incrementally more private as it flows from the garage to a media room opening onto the pool to the master bedroom at its rear. Another pulley system lifts the glass panels in the master bedroom to reveal to a grand view that includes the pool, the surrounding land, and the distant village below. And for the ultimate relaxation, the bathroom suite's wooden pocket door slides open to reveal a sunken concrete bathtub.

The home's materials were chosen in synergy with the outdoors: Oak beams are used in the kitchen, for example, while many glass windows flood the interior with natural daylight. The concrete flooring and lofty ceilings make the home a cool and airy place to be on a scorching summer's day in Wine Country.

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