Sonoma Modern Haven

This relaxing California wine country retreat is the epitome of family-friendly and relaxed, filled with spaces designed for quality family time, relaxation, entertaining, and indoor/outdoor living.

Significant damage from the 2017 wildfires required a full-scale remodel of the main house and provided the opportunity to add two newly-designed structures, maximizing the use of the sprawling property and creating a welcoming compound for frequent visits from family and friends.

The main house, complete with wrap-around porch and nearby outdoor soaking tub, is a light and airy expression of the clients’ style and love for the Sonoma sunshine, and compliments the home’s serene, rural surroundings.

RBD Team & Collaborators

Estefania Perez


Courtney Selzer


Landers Curry, Inc.

General Contractor

CahillStudio Sonoma

Building Designer

Rozanski Design

Landscape Architect

Set the Tone

The antique apothecary cabinet and gray-blue color palette in the entry set the tone for the rest of the home, with its mix of rustic, industrial, and contemporary pieces and tranquil hues.

Selected Press

Luxe Magazine

December 2021

The Space

 The living spaces on the first floor were designed to be completely open concept, and spill out onto the wraparound porch when the bifold doors are swept open. In the dining room, the modern fireplace provides the focal point, tongue and groove wood paneling adds texture and a farmhouse feel, and an ultra-modern light fixture finishes the space with a delicate, contemporary touch.

Light and Airy

For the kitchen, to keep with the light and airy aesthetic of the home, we chose white shaker cabinetry and open shelving in front of the windows for plants, herbs, cookbooks and the family’s every-day dinnerware. The oak finish on the island and the selection of brass fixtures and hardware add warmth to the cool palate of whites and blues.

Media Room

Comfort and function were given priority in the media room. A wall of powder blue millwork provides storage for media, games and electronics—and functions visually as an accent wall, while also highlighting the vaulted ceilings.

Natural Texture and Warmth

In the children’s room, subtly patterned wallpaper and a dramatic pitched ceiling create an enveloping, textured effect. Baseboards and window trim in a cheerful shade of teal brings contrasting depth. A custom bench in the dormer window serves as an extra bed or welcoming reading nook, complete with toy storage underneath. The woven pendant breaks up the symmetry and lends a feeling of natural texture and warmth.

In the Details

In the primary suite, we selected a four poster bed to highlight the ceiling’s dramatic height and pitch. A deep blue and richly textured seagrass wallpaper creates a dramatic accent wall and extends the home’s color palette throughout this cozy and serene space. A modern vanity is tucked into the dormer, facing the private vineyard below. 

The primary bathroom design was anchored around the rich and luminous gray marble that surrounds the deep soaking tub and floating vanity with his and her sinks. Black fixtures and hardware infuse a modern feel and stark contrast to the white walls and floors. The floor’s herringbone tile pattern mimics the flooring in the home’s main entry.

Suzanna Scott Photography