Impressive modern vacation retreat set in Sonoma wine country

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This modern vacation retreat was designed by Swatt | Miers Architects, located in Healdsburg, a city in the wine country region of Sonoma County, California. Set on a nine-acre property, this dwelling is ideally positioned on a hillside setting overlooking the Dry Creek Valley. The homeowners are a couple with two children who were looking to have a casual retreat to enjoy spending quality family time together.

The residence consists of approximately 3,000 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms. The architects devised a floor plan with two parallel wings, which are slightly offset to conceive a linear entry court. The west wing of the home encompasses the main living spaces on the lower level, while the master bedroom suite is located on the upper level. The east wing features the children’s and the guest bedrooms. Outside, a 50-foot long pool further emphasizes the linearity of the building envelope.

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Above: The structure is spread out over two levels, featuring clerestory windows that creates an aesthetically pleasing counterpoint to the mostly horizontal designs. The expanse of windows also helps to illuminate the interior space with natural light.

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Above: The lower wood ceiling is 2×6 tongue and groove western red cedar decking, and the upper ceiling is 1×4 western red cedar, stained. The pendant drop lights are made by Bocci and are fairly customizable. The flooring is limestone tile coated with a sealer, while the windows and doors were manufactured by Jeld-Wen.

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Above: The interior paint color is White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. The modular sofa is from Bo Concepts.

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What We Love: This fascinating vacation retreat features a wonderful flow from inside to outside. Although modern in design, the heavy use of wood on both interior/exterior adds warmth to the living environment. The high ceilings helps make the atmosphere feel open and airy—while stylish modern furnishings adds to the visually pleasing aesthetic… Readers, please leave a comment on your thoughts, would this be your idea of a dream home?

Note: Have a look at a couple of other notable home tours that we have featured from the portfolio of Swatt Miers Architects: Striking modern family home in California surrounded by nature and Modern dream home: Sinbad Creek Residence in California.

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Above: In the master bedroom, the ceiling is stained Western Red Cedar, while the flooring is Solid Red Oak.

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Above: In the master bedroom, the sleek bathtub was manufactured by Wetstyle.

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Above: The shower features Cartglass glass tile sourced from Hakatai. The architects used custom glass doors for the enclosure.

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Above: The exterior wood siding is 1×4 tongue & groove Western Red Cedar, finished with Sikkens Log and Siding in Natural Light. An expansive outdoor patio features a sunken fire pit, adding to the overall modern aesthetic.

Photos: Russell Abraham

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