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Geyserville, California

This house was designed as a semi-retirement home on a rugged ridge top in Sonoma County. The home’s axis runs east – west parallel to a spectacular southern view which looks over a series of valleys and ridges. A twenty five meter lap pool parallels the house and underscores the view. Wide exterior overhangs at the entry and on the south side of the primary living areas provide shelter for exterior living. To enter the home guests must pass through a roofed gate and cross a koi pond prior to reaching the front door. On either side of the central axis of the home, high clerestory windows admit light and vent summer heat. The tile floors provide thermal mass for cooling in the summer and are radiantly heated in the winter.

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