Stunning home in California wine country seamlessly opens up to the outdoors

April 9, 2018 by  
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Feldman Architecture completed the beautiful House in Healdsburg, a contemporary home that embraces the outdoors with large pivoting walls that blur the boundaries between inside and out. Created in collaboration with Arterra Landscape Architecture , the House in Healdsburg comprises a 2,100-square-foot main home and an 850-square-foot guesthouse. Created to feel like an open-air pavilion in the middle of Sonoma wine country, the House in Healdsburg was built for a couple with a love of the outdoors and entertaining. Thus, custom garage-style glass walls were installed around the open-plan common area, which comprises the living area, dining room, and kitchen. The operable glazed walls can also be found in the media room and master bedroom in the perpendicular wing. Related: Stunning solar Butterfly House masters resource conservation in California The modern home’s concrete flooring and black steel components give it an industrial feel that’s tempered by dark-stained cedar siding and low stone landscape walls. The guesthouse, located a short walk away, is a smaller interpretation of the main house. + Feldman Architecture Via ArchDaily Images © Joe Fletcher

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Green-roofed San Francisco townhouse features an indoor swing

December 27, 2017 by  
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Feldman Architecture completed Fitty Wun, a luxury townhouse in San Francisco that embraces the clients’ “work hard, play hard” approach to life. Built for a family with three energetic young boys, the spacious light-filled abode is undeniably stylish yet still offers plenty of room for play—and a fantastic indoor swing. But one of our favorite features of the three-story home is actually an escape from all that excitement: the green-roofed terrace with sweeping neighborhood views. An airy atrium flanked by metal-screened stairs occupies the heart of Fitty Wun, filling the narrow building with abundant natural light . The large, light-filled central spaces were a key component to realizing the clients’ desire for a warm and welcoming “panopticon,” a type of surveillance architecture designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham. “[It] allows the boys the freedom to be boys while the parents are strategically within ear, if not always eyeshot, to arbitrate, adjudicate and apply basic medical direction,” said the clients. Related: Stunning solar Butterfly House masters resource conservation in California The bedrooms are stacked above the communal areas spread out across the first and second floors. Small nooks, like the desk, play, and computer nooks, are inserted throughout the home in contrast to the spacious family-oriented areas. The living room feels roomier still with its connection to the deck and the backyard. The green-roofed terrace, accessible via a diagonal stair atop the atrium, offers respite from the activities below. An acoustically separated office “pod” is also located on the roof. + Feldman Architecture Images by Joe Fletcher

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