Saturday, September 12, 2009

St. Helens Wine Country Home

When a Colorado couple moved to wine country in California, they wanted to bring their contemporary sense of style to their home. They hired Maurice Lombardo of San Francisco’s Taylor Lombardo Architecture firm to help them.

They found their perfect house in St. Helena. A concrete table offers the perfect place to dine with friends and enjoy the beautiful countryside. The fireplace in the back also serves as a wood-burning pizza oven.

On the left, a vintage Knoll bench upholstered in Hermes leather sits along the back wall. Eames plywood chairs offer a fun juxtaposition against the rustic picnic style table. On the right are Michael Taylor chairs in the dining room.

Although the cabinets are country-styled with their stylized feet and bin pulls, the marble brings in a bit of contemporary style.

The living room opens to the patio beyond. Low profile furniture around the fireplace and the simplistic furnishings give an Asian zen feel.

Another view of the living room. The artwork was found by the owner in Palm Springs. On the right, their concrete entranceway is filled with light from the stairway windows.

In the master bedroom, a large window seat looks out to the spectacular view.

A special kids space was created in the attic area. What a perfect place to do homework!

What a beautiful home and beautiful place to live!

All pictures and story from California Home and Design magazine, May, 2009 here.


for the love of a house said...

Gorgeous home!! Lucky people to have lived in Colorado, and now the wine country!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Those pictures are beyond beautiful! That is such an amazing house. What I wouldn't give to live there! Thanks so much, hope you had a great weekend!

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Beautiful home! I think I might just spend all my time on the patio... take an occasional dip on hot days, light a fire when it gets chilly, enjoy that view every minute!

LindsB said...

I love that kitchen, The whole house is just beautiful!

Renae said...

I would live on that back deck, it is my fave, oh and that kids study area...perfection!

Thanks for coming by and for your sweet words!


vicki archer said...

Totally gorgeous Becky, xv.

Developing Designs said...

What a lovely place. I think I would be torn as to where to cook and eat........inside or out.....both are equally gorgeous. xo