The circular holes in the façade make up the most interesting visual feature of the home even as they bring natural ventilation indoors during the day and add ambient lighting to the walkway outside at night. Complete with cozy bedrooms lavish bathrooms and a home spa this villa tries its very best to bring classic California charm to the Italian countryside!
The transition between the traditional stone wall structure on the lower level and the contemporary wooden and glass edifice seems both intriguing and appealing giving the home an exceptional identity of its own.
The fascinating staircase leads to the top level that houses the master suite along with the kids’ spaces and the bathrooms. Gray and white are the dominant hues inside the home giving the interior a tranquil and minimalist vibe.
Set in California’s impossibly picturesque Sonoma CA this modular beauty by Method Homes boasts a bold cantilevered element and took about four months to complete. The house itself was designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture of Seattle and Palm Springs while the owners installed the landscaping themselves as well as an envy-inducing swimming pool overlooking a pristine valley below.
The townhouse in focus has the living areas kitchen and dining space nestled on the lower level while the top floor houses the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Large openings in the ceiling of the lower level bring in ample natural light during the daytime as do the sliding glass doors connecting the kitchen with the simple rear courtyard
A sculptural timber staircase with glass railing becomes the focal point of the home as it connects various design elements inside the classy residence with panache! The tranquil pond underneath the staircase adds to this captivating ambiance while providing an interesting and delicate balance of elements.
Adding to its sustainability quotient is the fact that the structure was built around an existing cedar tree also giving it a sense of exclusivity. With reduced energy consumption a rainwater harvesting system and a reflective roof the house does all it can to cut down on its carbon footrprint.