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Known for reinterpreting the classic country vacation home for contemporary clients, Luke and Ani Wade of Wade Design Architects recently designed a compelling retreat for a young family in Sonoma County, California. The property is a comfortable space for hosting, and includes spaces for both formal and informal gatherings. Each area offers easy access to the outdoors through a functional and spacious layout, porches that run parallel to the house, and large glass doors that double as modern windows. Here, discover the peaceful, wine-country estate.

  • Although the clients and architects wanted wooden materials that would match the country aesthetic of the property, they opted for painted cement board from Boral that would resemble wood siding and protect against wildfires. Nickel-gap detailing helps the siding to stand out, and the shadowed spaces between the boards run parallel to the tall, gridded glass doors, which offer an unconventional, contemporary take on traditional farmhouse styles. At the base of the home and surrounding buildings, full-dimension stone was used to integrate the exterior with the retaining walls.

    Although the clients and architects wanted wooden materials that would match the country aesthetic of the property, they opted for painted cement board from Boral that would resemble wood siding and protect against wildfires. Nickel-gap detailing helps the siding to stand out, and the shadowed spaces between the boards run parallel to the tall, gridded glass doors, which offer an unconventional, contemporary take on traditional farmhouse styles. At the base of the home and surrounding buildings, full-dimension stone was used to integrate the exterior with the retaining walls.


    Photo by Conroy Tanzer Photographic

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November 26, 2019

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