Author Christine Krenos / Category Architecture / Published: Apr-05-2018
Sonoma retreat project - California
One-of-a-kind Sonoma retreat.
No detail was overlooked nor any expense spared in the creation of this one-of-a-kind Sonoma retreat. With careful thought, meticulous attention, and an insistence on superior craftsmanship, materials, and technology, a charming rustic farmhouse was transformed into this impressively modern smart home on approx. 11.84 serene, secluded acres.
At the end of a private drive off a country lane, the residence feels as if it has always been here, ideally sited at the top of a gentle hill amid mature trees, rolling green fields, vibrant flowers, a creek, a waterfall, and majestic mature oaks. The airy, light-filled interiors include fluid living, dining, and entertaining spaces with 24-foot ceilings, three light-filled bedrooms, and three and one-half artful baths with European designer fixtures and finishes. A minimalist tone and crisp, clean contemporary lines create an intriguing contrast with the organic softness of wood and other natural materials. Indoor-outdoor living and entertaining are effortless. Nearly every room opens up to the outdoors, with multiple French doors by Marvin and Fleetwood and folding glass walls by LaCantina. Every room feels intimately connected with its surroundings, which include sunny patios, a gas fire pit, and an alluring chlorine- and salt-free pool—imagine swimming in spring water.
Designed and built by the Italian firm Armony, the exceptional kitchen boasts an array of unparalleled amenities and appointments. It features two islands with seating; an integrated 48-inch gas cooktop with a 17,000 BTU wok burner; top-of-the-line steam and microwave-convection ovens from Miele; a Fisher & Paykel French door refrigerator-freezer; a 48-bottle wine cooler; wireless cellphone charging integrated into both island countertops; and surfaces finished in an antimicrobial, scratch- and fingerprint-resistant, self-healing material. A four-panel folding glass wall unites the kitchen with the pool patio. Adjoining the food preparation area are a casual dining space and a welcoming family room with a wood-burning fireplace.
This is a true pastoral oasis, serene and secluded
The great room is filled with wonderful light thanks to plentiful windows on all sides and a six-panel glass wall opening to the outdoors. The bedroom suites feature closets appointed with thoughtful built-ins and baths with heated floors. The master bath includes a glass-enclosed tub area and opens to the swimming pool.
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