||The owners purchased
a small hillside vineyard property outside of Healdsburg, California.
For economys sake, and in order to preserve land for the
vineyard they planned to install, the owners decided to improve
the existing 1200 square foot house without expanding its footprint.
Most improvements were in the form of subtractions. Walls separating
kitchen, dining and living spaces were removed, creating a single
Great Room. The low ceiling were replaced with simple
prefabricated open trusses to create a lighter more open space.
This project was awarded a 1999 Sunset Magazine/AIA Western Home