Residential Design

Vol. 2, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Stewards of the Vines "This is the kind of house we love to do," says Mary Griffin, FAIA, of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects. "This is the kind work we love to do—to give people a wonderful place to live in a wonderful setting." In this case, the setting is the north Sonoma town of Cloverdale, Calif., on a sloping site with 180-degree "folding views" to The Geysers on one side, rolling hillocks on another, and, of course, acres of vineyards. The Geysers are considered the largest geothermal field in the world, and their dry steam, recharged with waste- water, produces much of the electricity needed for major towns nearby. You could say sustainability consciousness permeates the air here. When Mary's clients, who are also her personal friends, approached her with this property, they had in mind a remodel. They didn't relish adding to landfills just to get their wine country house. For them, the big attraction was the established working vineyard in the Alexander Valley AVA. Although well placed on the steeply sloped site, the existing house was a modest cedar DESIGN LAB 58 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2017

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