Frame House in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

Frame House in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

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  • Region Area of ​​this architecture project Region :
    4000 ft²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2021


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  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: ASN Natural Stone, Antonio Lupi, Caesarstone, Doug Mockett & Company, Duravit, graffiti, honey, Nameeks, Omnia Industries, B&L glass, Curtis & Sons door, Deltana, Muller Nicholls, Contracting partners, Premier bathroom and kitchen, Quantum windows, SIKA waterproofing, below zero, Windows and doors, Wolf






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Text description provided by the architects. A concrete frame establishes the structure and rhythm of Frame House, a hilltop residence in rural Sonoma. Rooted on a plateau above a forested canyon and vineyards, this structural grid maximizes the connection between indoors and outdoors, allowing natural light and direct access to the outdoors from nearly every room in the house. home. The loggia, which wraps around three sides of the home’s perimeter, shades the living areas below and provides access to expansive views from the second-level decks.

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The house’s materials are organic and rustic in look and feel while providing resilience against the threat of wildfires that spread through the Sonoma Valley and damaged the previous residence on the site. To protect the new home, concrete shear walls are clad in a sacrificial layer of graying wood siding between the columns, which also organizes the interior spaces. This rigorous concrete framework creates a perch from which to admire the views of the property and beyond.

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Unlike the exterior of the house, which is clad in fireproof armor, the warm interiors are lined with Douglas fir. The house has an extrovert relationship with the surrounding landscape, connecting the interior of almost every room to the Californian climate. Inside, the house is organized around a double-height space above the kitchen that connects the two levels and is punctuated by a floating walkway leading to the two bedroom wings upstairs.

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Ground floor Plan
Ground floor Plan

The home program contains 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a media room and a 4,000 square foot great room, with interior furnishings curated by Charles de Lisle’s office. The 18-acre property features a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom concrete guesthouse also designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects and with interior by Charles de Lisle. The garden, the vegetable gardens and the swimming pool were designed by Surface Design.

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