Work: Houses: Hillside Getaway
Saint Helena, California
This modest residence nestled into the hillside and opens to the valley floor below is being designed for a family retreat. This family lookout is at the edge of a pine forest and allows the owners to experience the sunrise, sunset, and the stars. The intent of the design is to maximize the outdoor space through the use of large terraces and full height operable glass walls as a continuation between the wild outdoors and the cozy modern interior. Spaces are arranged to maximize views while embracing the good-times and spirit of a wine country gathering, while providing playful moments related to the feeling of being in a tree house.