Harvesting the view
Wine country complex is a model of unity
“It’s a series of frames for seamless indoor-outdoor living.”
– jury comment
MERIT AWARD, Arkin Tilt Architects, Albany, CA
Like a farm compound nestled into a tawny hillside, this project in Northern California’s Wine Country creates a timeless, self-contained world. Four separate structures constituting 2,680 square feet take maximum advantage of rolling oak and grassland views.
Each structure plays a distinct role: carport, guest quarters, main living and eating space, and bedroom wing. The jury particularly admired how the exterior spaces linking these units serve as open-air halls and a grand outdoor living room. The flow in and around the buildings makes the house feel especially spacious.