Designed as an extension of the main residence, this wine country compound embraces the surrounding landscape to create a true indoor / outdoor living experience. Situated on a 3 acre lot, the home features a small vineyard, a creek and pebbled pathways, fruit trees and a veggie garden, a small olive grove, and swathes of oak and native Dr. Seuss-esque Manzanita trees. Inspired by numerous pockets of nature for exploration, the compound was designed to accommodate friends and family for weekends and vacations filled with time spent outside.
Carrying inspiration from the main residence, the open kitchen and living room captures and embraces the natural light with its bright white walls and pops of color. High ceilings and a pitched roof create a bright and airy feel while polished concrete floors welcome continuity, and wet feet, from the nearby pool.
In the first bedroom, white walls and concrete floors provide a blank canvas to embrace bold color and pattern. Use of black highlights the contrasting french doors and windows overlooking the veggie garden and vineyard. A black iron bed frame feels vintage bringing our client's love of vintage treasures into the room while the rug's soft neutral color ties into the en-suite bathroom's weathered white Zellige tile.
A color palette of softer blues and earthy tones are carried out through the linens, furnishings, and rug of the second bedroom. Polished concrete extends through this room as well which connects to a jack and jill bathroom also accessible though the main living space. Its bold and playful shower wall tile functions as a piece of art when the door remains open. Like many spaces within the home, its French doors open up to a wrap around front porch offering a seamless indoor / outdoor feel.
The dining area is situated on the porch in front of bifold doors and becomes an extension of the kitchen and living room when the doors are opened. With plenty of space for a second and third table to be added as needed, there is ample seating for large parties and long leisurely meals overlooking pool, mountains, and gardens. A sculptural fan in walnut and black was selected to maximize the view while providing a necessary breeze with the client’s outdoor dining table
The outdoor bath, a unique hidden gem, was the final item installed and perhaps one of the best! Inspired by a special family home in New Zealand’s Coromandel, the client purchased and positioned the bath just outside of the main residence, nestled in the garden, shaded by a large oak tree overlooking the vineyard. Plumbing from the main residence extends to the bath to allow for a relaxing hot outdoor soak.
The standalone garage suite features a wet bar and coffee station upon entry from the front steps—a must for our client who believes your morning beverage should never be too far away! A natural green tone references the garden and trees just outside while herringbone tile carries over from the main house. Natural wood open shelving provides another nod to natural tones and material and provides a place to display collected treasure and bottles of wine from the property's small vineyard.
Cool tones and natural textures carry through the garage suite bathroom's Zellige tile wall and vanity countertop. Pops of black in the plumbing fixtures and scones mimic the overall palette of the home and tie into the doors and windows throughout.