Private Residence

Napa, CA


This country respite designed for foodie retirees moving from Los Angeles is located just east of the city of Napa. It features views west to vineyards and east to a sweeping valley. Charred wood siding, stucco, and thermally improved aluminum windows were explored in various configurations to provide a durable and efficient envelope. Small and compact, the linear space plan is opened up by 18’ wide glass sliding doors to terraces on both the east and west facades. A second, stacked floor at the north end provides a self-contained guesthouse. A PV solar array will be incorporated into the roof, providing approximately 10 kWh of electrical power while a rainwater cistern will provide a stable source of water for onsite irrigation, including a vegetable garden.