In the early 1960’s, the original, modest one-room cabin was built on the property by the architect Paul Hamilton, a former Talisen fellow and student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The original structure was designed as a one room living quarters for his family. Pfau Architecture’s additions included two rooms and a bath uphill of the original structure and were designed to respect the character of the original home and to enhance its open attitude towards the landscape of its surroundings. A series of high and low opposed “L” shaped concrete masonry walls define the new spaces as they nestle into the hill, and are enclosed under a meandering, floating wood roof. The rooms and connecting corridor are designed to create a strong visual connection to the landscape by the implied visual extension of the spaces.
Location / Year
Sonoma, CA / 1999
Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
Jay Serrao Pam Gates Mallory Shure
Mark Darley / Esto
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