Glass walls offer a view of the richly paneled interior of this contemporary home. Situated in Northern California's wine country, the house embraces its surroundings and is sited to take full advantage of the panoramic views. Its 24-inch walls are built from fieldstone that was gathered on the site.
This modern California patio, with its built-in bench seating and fire pit, offers stunning vistas of the valley and sky beyond. The home is constructed to take maximum advantage of its site, with indoor-outdoor rooms that connect to the surrounding landscape all year round.
This Sonoma County, Calif., home is designed to showcase the natural elements and views of the surrounding wine country. The homeowners' design tastes lean toward modern, which is reflected in the home's style, though ultimately design choices were either inspired by nature or made in stark juxtaposition to it.
With broad windows and soaring ceilings, this contemporary California kitchen is designed to maximize light and outdoor views. A fabric ceiling system by Eurospan conceals lighting and sound systems, and a copper fireplace surround and Honduran mahogany paneling add warmth.
This modern California home fits right in with the surrounding landscape. The home's flat, low lines are unobtrusive to the site's natural beauty, while wide-open doorways and broad windows allow the homeowners and their guests to enjoy sweeping views. A sleek pool is bordered by native landscaping and comfortable chaise seating.
This modern hilltop home in Healdsburg, California, features a contemporary swimming pool nestled amidst the natural landscaping. The sleek, rectangular lines of the pool mimic the home's clean-lined modern architecture. A wide-open dining space allows the homeowners to enjoy the home's stunning views.
Garage-style doors retract to expose this rustic-modern dining space to the stunning, sweeping views of California's Sonoma County wine region. A simple wood table and chairs keep the space minimal and modern. Wood and metal details are sparse and neutral, allowing the outdoor view to steal the show.
Glass drops on this elegant chandelier offer a stark juxtaposition to the surrounding lands of wine country seen through the oversized picture window in this stairwell. Designers Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design chose elements for this home that either complemented nature easily or strongly contrasted it.
Glass doors slide to open the inviting living room up to the exterior deck, which enjoys views of the surrounding wine country of Sonoma County. The homeowners also maintain a home in Tokyo, and the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, or the art of embracing imperfection, is at play in elements throughout the home, such as the stacked stone feature wall surrounding the modern fireplace.
The wine cellar at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 is as much a place to sit and enjoy a beverage with a guest as it is to store an extensive collection of wines. Jane Richardson Mack and John Romaidis designed the stunning Art Deco-inspired space and curated the beverages within from their travels around California's wine country.
A tiled half-wall sets off this contemporary Italian kitchen. Wine glasses and red floral accents bring a touch of Italian wine country, while stainless steel appliances provide convenience and efficiency.
Seating around a custom fire pit and pergola offer views through native flora landscaping into the sun-soaked vineyard beyond in this luxurious outdoor entertaining space set in California wine country.
Seating around a custom fire pit and pergola designed by Kate Webster offers views through native flora landscaping into the sun-soaked vineyard beyond in this luxurious outdoor entertaining space set in California wine country.
Stone tile with a heavily chiseled finish creates a unique, textured focal wall in this contemporary bathroom. Designer Gregg De Meza addresses the clients' desire for indoor-outdoor living through natural finishes that embrace the home's wine country setting.