This residence is designed for a retired professor and violinist who have been married for several years. In their spare time, they enjoy relaxing and entertaining. The design is inspired by Napa, a Northern Californian county known for its hundreds of hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley wine region. Because it is important to capture the clients' casually refined lifestyle, this design utilizes a combination of high end and natural elements to embody the elegant yet rustic feel that is displayed in a typical vineyard home.
This design is a reimagined water color rendering of Maison à Bordeaux, a private residence designed by Rem Koolhaas. The 3:20 PM springtime exposure casts playful shadows of architectural elements in the home (see the screen to the right). A variety of pastel colors represent the symbiotic relationship between outside and inside.