Mother Lode meets modern living

Eureka! The miner’s familiar cry of discovery could apply to our Idea House at Serrano in California’s Gold Country, about 40 minutes east of Sacramento. Filled with decorating ideas, it’s the result of a collaboration between Sunset’s Idea House team and our national sponsors.

Parapet gables, a brick-and-stone entry façade, and twin chimneys draw inspiration from a regional landmark: the 1898 Bourn Cottage at Empire Mine in Grass Valley.