Situated in the heart of Northern California Wine Country, gazing at the gently rolling hills of the Sonoma, the Summerhill Residence is a single-family weekend retreat consisting of 3 separate buildings (main house, guest house, and detached garage).
San Francisco-based architectural practice Edmonds + Lee tries to maximize the connection between the natural and the man-made buildings, the wood decks provide a transition to the outdoor spaces beyond.
Inspiration from architect:
Organized along a north/south axis, the buildings have been situated so that void space between the buildings will allow for defined outdoor courtyards but with informal circulation routes in and around the buildings. These outdoor courtyards while similar in vocabulary are intended to be experienced differently as each is orientated in a different direction to capture distinct views of the site beyond.