Rather than build a fortress against the elements, we designed Zinfandel house with an ethos of opening up to the environment, and participating in a deep and respectful dialogue with the land.
Conceptually the Silvernails house design evolved from the architect’s research into three historic archetypes : the New World Dutch, 3 Bay English and New England Barns, all built throughout the area during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
The beautiful scenes in this modern drawing of “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains” attract visitors to open the poetic scroll in Fuchun New Century Wonderland Resort.
An existing 30-yr Californian farmhouse was used as an exterior shell and the interior was renovated like Theseus’ ship, piece by piece, until it was totally new.
In a celebration of the surrounding architectural and design vernacular but with a modern, contemporary interpretation, the Red Hill Farm House exudes a rural character but with an appropriateness to function imbedded deep in its design.
Situated above a stream that pumps more than 300,000 gallons of crystal-clear water through its site each day, Streamline House is designed for its local vernacular. Drawing inspiration from the site’s natural stream, the power and elegance of flowing water is celebrated in the transposition of traditional forms.