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Warm and inviting home boasts outstanding views over Sonoma Wine Country

mountain vineyard house exterior

In the heart of a vineyard, nestled on the side of a mountain near Sonoma, California, Bjella Architecture has fused a home and boutique winery together into a bold, modern design that is warm and inviting, yet exhibits an industrial edge fitting to its purpose. For the family, it is a home and a lifestyle that are inseparable.

Inspired by the earth it rests upon, the exterior of the home draws its color palette from the rich hues of the vineyard soils and local rock outcroppings. The stone and stucco materials link the home with the land, reinforcing the home’s sense of place. The stone seamlessly flows inside where earthy concrete floors, Merlot wine-stained cabinetry, and exposed steel structure tie the home together.

mountain vineyard house exterior

The defining feature of this residence is the tower that stands proudly at the forefront. Capped with a crown of heavy timbers harvested from the site and milled on location, the tower serves as an observatory, offering panoramic views of the vineyard and the expansive valley beyond. It’s not just a structure; it’s a vantage point that invites residents and guests alike to connect with the land, and perhaps more importantly, for children to launch paper airplanes.

mountain vineyard house exterior

Designed for hosting gatherings and celebrations, the home boasts a spacious open-plan layout. The interiors, constructed with durable materials, exude a relaxed ambiance, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces with expansive glazing.

mountain vineyard house exterior

The living room, a gridded glass box, frames captivating views of the vineyard and valley and features a stone fireplace with a heavy timber and industrial steel mantel.

mountain vineyard house exterior

The dining room overlooks a private courtyard, often serving as the canvas for catered wine-related events. A short walk up the hill from the courtyard takes visitors to the wine-tasting pavilion and its picnic tables perched above a large lake.

mountain vineyard house exterior

The flexible dining space allows the family’s lightweight dining furniture to be temporarily whisked away and replaced with tables that accommodate large gatherings. Meanwhile, another private courtyard, adjacent to the bedrooms, hosts a refreshing swimming pool, offering a secluded oasis of relaxation.

mountain vineyard house exterior garage

Stepping outside onto the expansive deck, one is greeted by an unobstructed view that seemingly stretches to infinity. As the fog gracefully rolls into the valley below, blanketing the landscape in white, the sensation is that of being on top of the world.

mountain vineyard house garage exterior

Connected by a long covered walkway, the wine making facility is an integral part of the residence, serving dual purposes as both a garage and a winery. The naturally cooled cellars beneath the home provide a proper environment for storing the carefully crafted wines.

mountain vineyard house exterior

What We Love: This sensational home is perched on the side of a mountain offering sweeping views over Sonoma wine country. We love the overall aesthetics of this home, from the incredible rooflines to the mix of materials and the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor spaces. Expansive walls of glazing not only frame the mesmerizing landscape but also flood the interiors with an abundance of natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere throughout.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home in Sonoma, California do you find most appealing? Please share your thoughts in the Comments, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign by the architects of this project, Bjella Architects: See this luxury hilltop house with spectacular Los Angeles skyline views and Modern cottage home in Missouri with a visually stunning architectural design.

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

modern staircase with a view of the front door

interior wood column detail

modern staircase

modern dining room

modern dining room 

modern dining room

modern dining room

modern steel and glass windows

modern living room

modern living room with a dual-sided fireplace

modern living room with large windows

modern living room fireplace

modern living room with a fireplace

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern hallway

modern window seat

modern powder room

modern hallway with built-in cabinets

modern staircase

modern window seat

modern bedroom

modern walk-in shower

modern bathroom vanity

modern bathroom vanity

modern bathroom vanity with dual sinks

modern bedroom

modern bathroom vanity

modern spiral staircase with a skylight

modern window detail

mountain vineyard house exterior

modern sunroom exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house pool with a trellis

mountain vineyard house deck

mountain vineyard house stone patio

mountain vineyard house deck

mountain vineyard house outdoor covered patio

mountain vineyard house deck

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house landscape view

mountain vineyard house exterior

mountain vineyard house landscape view over the clouds

mountain vineyard house exterior at sunset with clouds

mountain vineyard house exterior at sunset

mountain vineyard house exterior at sunset

PHOTOGRAPHER Bjella Architects

mountain vineyard house floor plan

mountain vineyard house floor plan

mountain vineyard house floor plan

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Josh
1 month ago

The long-arched facade reminds me of a 1940’s high-school gym. I love this guy’s work.