Sonoma , Sonoma, CA
Sonoma Modern Re-Imagined. Serenely floating high above the Sonoma Valley, this starchitect-designed estate, plus vineyard, creates a harmonious convergence of nature and design. Sweeping views of the California Wine Country and beyond provide a spectacular backdrop to this architecturally iconic residence.
The many amenities of this one-of-a-kind compound include a stunning main residence with seamless flow to the outdoor dining and entertaining pavilions, a guest cottage plus studios, outdoor kitchen and pool house.
The large pool surrounded by terrace and lawns, approximately 2 miles of hiking trails, the “1861 Vineyard” with a 92-rated Pinot Noir, as well as close proximity to the dining, shopping and wine-tasting attractions of Sonoma Plaza, make this the ultimate Wine Country retreat with easy access to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
THE MAIN RESIDENCE
The oversize sliding glass entry door provides a preview of the architecturally designed spaces and forms of the main living areas.
The grand-scaled living room with walls of concrete and glass stepping out to the lawn and patio has a seamless flow between interior and exterior for wonderful indoor/ outdoor living and entertaining.
A glass-covered fireplace, soaring clerestory skylight with wood beams, and integral-color concrete walls provide serene accents to this incredibly bright and airy space framed by the surrounding nature. The mix of warm wood flooring with the integral-color concrete and glass create a wonderfully organic modern vibe.
- DINING ROOM -
The banquet-sized dining room with richly textured concrete and glass walls opens to an outdoor dining pavilion, providing views of the California Wine country, with the towers of the San Francisco Skyline shimmering in the background.
The veranda off the dining room is capped with a beautiful vine-covered pergola- creating a perfect outdoor dining pavilion.
- THE KITCHEN -
A sleekly designed warmly modern kitchen is finished with hardwood floors, stone and wood counters, two sinks, stainless Gaggenau oven and microwave, a 6-burner Viking range with stove and commercial grade hood, stainless Sub-Zero refrigerator 2 Bosch dishwashers.
Walls of grass glass framing beautiful outlooks of the lawns, vineyards, pool and the Wine Country below.
Large glass doors from the kitchen lead to the patio with the outdoor kitchen/ entertaining area enjoying a water fountain and herb and rose gardens. The pool is surrounding by a covered outdoor seating pavilion and beautifully manicured lawn.
- MASTER BEDROOM -
The luxuriously romantic master bedroom wing enjoys windows on three sides looking out toward the surrounding lawns and groves of trees creating an incredibly harmonious merging of the space with the nature outdoors.
A large master bath enjoys soaking tub and walk-in shower, double sinks, separate water closet with toilet and bidet, and windows on three sides framing the surrounding greenery and trees.
A huge cedar-lined walk-in closet/ dressing room with numerous built-ins and island complete the master suite.
- OTHER AMENITIES -
A chic powder room, temperature-controlled wine closet and laundry room with side-by-side LG stainless washer dryer counter space shelving and sink and closet for storage complete the layout of this understatedly modern main residence.
THE GUEST HOUSE
The charming guest house enjoys a bedroom with en-suite bath, home office and gym.
THE POOL HOUSE
The lovely pool house has a bedroom with en-suite bath, as well as pool bathroom with outdoor shower looking out over the valley.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Richard Gluckman, FAIA, has led museum projects worldwide, including the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2014), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building (2007), the downtown location of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego(2007), Museo Picasso in Málaga, Spain (2004), Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan (2003),the renovation and expansion of the Whitney Museum in New York (1998), Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico (1996), and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (1994).
Described as a “maker of precisely silent frames”, Gluckman’s modernist aesthetic is informed by the functionalist simplicity of early 20th-century industrial structures of his hometown Buffalo, NY, specifically grain elevators.Gluckman’s involvement with New York minimalist architecture began in the late 1970s with the design of an Upper East Side residence for Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil, founders of the Dia Art Foundation.
His reputation as the “artists’ architect” grew in 1987 with the renovation of a four-story reinforced concrete warehouse into Dia Center for the Arts, and solidified in the mid-1990s following his conversion of five early 20th-century industrial spaces in Chelsea for gallerists Larry Gagosian, Mary Boone, and Paula Cooper.He has completed homes and studios for artists including Chuck Close (in Water Mill,New York), Francesco Clemente (Greenpoint, Brooklyn), Don Gummer (Long Island City,Queens), Ellsworth Kelly (Spencertown, New York), Louise Lawler (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn)and Richard Serra (Nova Scotia, Canada), and collaborated on site-specific installations with artists Walter de Maria (New York Earth Room, 1977, Broken Kilometer, 1979) and Jenny Holzer.
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