A newly retired couple’s custom built modern home (opens in new tab) in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. While the house was being built it was nearly lost in the devastating wildfires in Sonoma County in 2017. The owner took a new approach to this home and worked with Angus | McCaffrey (opens in new tab) to curate an almost entirely new art collection just for this home. The owner is fond of colour and the brief was to incorporate fun notes and still nod to the landscape while not letting the country vibes rule the design decisions. There are his and hers home offices plus a separate study, living and dining spaces, a large open plan kitchen plus a pantry, laundry room, boot room and wine cellar. The husband is a competitive ping pong player in his spare time so a space that could be dedicated to that was a must. The 'barn' holds a guest suite, a kitchen for entertainment and even has space for ping pong practice.
Enter the home through a Crittall-style glass door that floods this entrance hall with natural light. The foxed mirror bounces light around the room and adds aged elegance.
The pink from the antique Gustavian bench complements the warm tones of the Alex Katz artwork.
The entrance hall opens directly into a large open-plan living and dining room, with the kitchen tucked just behind it.
The crisp black framing of the windows punctuates the white palette, while pops of blue and green add vibrant colour.
An original, signed artwork by Damien Hirst hangs on the wall. The small green sideboard complements the green armchairs.
Exposed wooden beams add a rustic element. An original artwork by Roy Lichtenstein, titled Crying Girl, makes an interesting feature between the living and dining space.
Separated by a serving console is the dining area, which flows into the kitchen and breakfast area.
The living and dining area open up completely, connecting to the terrace and pool area.
There's an outdoor covered lounge, too, with a fire pit.
A masculine office is upholstered in a smart, dark fabric.
The artwork brightens the space and lightens the mood.
In contrast, the wife's office is light, bright and airy, and top-to-toe in subtle blush tones.
Bright fuschia sofas lift the mood in the library / TV den.
The same colour palette that features in the husband's study continues in the hallway cloakroom.
A brightly coloured worktop offers a modern contrast to the wood kitchen cabinets, and makes a refreshing feature.
A window above the sink area slides all the way open, connecting the space to the outdoors.
A custom banquette offers an informal diner-like breakfast nook.
PANTRY AND BOOT ROOM
The kitchen connects to a large walk-in pantry and boot room.
The boot room features an area that's dedicated to gardening, flower cutting and potted plants.
The kitchen cloakroom is enveloped in vibrant blue.
Benjamin Moore's 'Bird of Paradise' red walls in the laundry room continue onto the ceiling. Simple white cabinetry keeps the space calm.
There's even a wine room, with smart, leather drawer pulls and illuminated cabinets.
The master bedroom features a calming palette of blues and greens.
French doors open onto the terrace and lead out towards the swimming pool.
His and hers sinks are divided by a dressing table area.
A marble shelf in the walk-in marble shower doubles up as a seat.
GUEST ROOM 1
The guest room is decorated in the same palette.
The walls are custom painted by Katherine Jacobus.
The blue mirror in the ensuite continues the colour scheme and adds a fun touch.
GUEST ROOM 2
There's a second guest room too, featuring a more colourful design.
The barn is a real highlight, and features ample space for entertaining.
Plus, of course, the promised ping-pong area.
The powder room / cloakroom is enveloped in a similar vibrant blue shade as the other powder rooms.
The guest suite has a different look altogether, and ties in beautifully with its barn surroundings.
The home opens up onto a generous terrace with outdoor kitchen, alfresco dining area and swimming pool.
The barn boasts a vegetable and reflection garden, designed by landscape gardener Paul Rozanski.
The grounds surrounding the main house are similarly manicured. There's also an area to play French boulle.
PHOTOGRAPHER: James Carriere
Interior Design - Angus | McCaffrey Interior Design
Architect - George Bevan, Bevan & Associates
Builder - Landers Curry, Inc.
Landscape - Paul Rozanski
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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