Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Northern California’s Sonoma Valley is known for many things: intricately twining grape vines that yield full-bodied wines, gently rolling hills, the rugged trunks and branches of grandfather oaks, meandering rivers, and swaths of wind-waved golden grass—all soft, changeable, and natural. This meticulously designed new residence serves as a stylish contrast, its clean, crisp contemporary lines accentuating the grand organic features of its enviable setting.
Generous in scale but consummately inviting, the home features a floor plan of some 4,080 square feet, all impeccably styled and constructed. Throughout, wood in various hues, stone, steel, and glass are used to artful effect, echoing and revealing the scenic surroundings. Just outside, serving as a stalwart reminder that humans and nature can coexist in harmony, a commanding boulder anchors a terrace, where views of the valley and picturesque puffy clouds in a glorious blue sky unfold.
The streamlined kitchen is outfitted with appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Bosch; Calacatta marble countertops and backsplashes; white oak cabinetry; a sizeable island; and counter seating. Striking metal ceiling beams seem purposefully designed to direct the eye toward a breezy covered patio, the rejuvenating vanishing-edge pool and spa, and that expansive view. Nearly every room, in fact—including the four serene bedrooms—benefits from a postcard-worthy vista. Each bedroom includes a sitting area and is accompanied by a bath, and one could easily be adapted to serve as an office, gym, or media room. Sliding glass doors throughout blur the line between indoors and out and create a dynamic flow for effortless alfresco living, lounging, and entertaining.
On a hilltop at the end of a winding drive, the home sits on 16.2 acres—which, when combined with the adjoining 14-acre parcel, creates a property spanning an impressive 30 acres. This affords the opportunity for addition, expansion, and the creation of a truly magnificent wine country compound in a peaceful place where nature abounds and thrives.