Large Residence with Vineyard, Meadow and Oak Forest

Set on a hill in the Nappa Valley, California this large residence was designed by Cutler Anderson Architects. The site is separated for three distinctive zones: the vineyard, the meadow and the oak forest. The L-shaped main body of the house encloses two open sides of forest-bounded meadow, which serves as an observable play area for children. A studio that is placed in the oak groove is connected to the house by trellised walk. A guest house is placed in the vineyard and is connected to the main house by a bridge that is set at knee height to the vine rows. The buildings themselves are made of rammed earth walls on the non-private sides and rammed earth piers and wood frame on the sides accessible to the land.

[Cutler Anderson Architects]

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