Architect of Record:
Michael Tauber Architecture
Design Architect: Butler Armsden
Interior Designer: April Sheldon Design
This 2200-square-foot guesthouse sits at the edge of a large parcel of land in the wine country. The building is divided into two wings in an L configuration, a bedroom wing and a public wing. This configuration creates a privately contained landscape while maintaining privacy to the street.
Two long, narrow, horizontal windows on the street sides maintain privacy for the inhabitants while framing views of the rolling hills from the interiors. Once inside the house one enters a great room containing the living room, dining room and kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that visually connect interiors to the exterior.
The flat roofs, with long overhangs, provide shade to the south and a strong juxtaposition to the rolling hills. The broad patios underneath the overhangs provide an extension of the interior space and a transition to the landscape