Copyright Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects | Site design
Located in the hills above Napa Valley, this 2500 square foot house perches on a steeply sloped site surrounded by oak trees with views to the valley beyond. The tall uphill façade of the house and the adjacent bermed garages form an entry courtyard to the residence. Beyond the mostly solid courtyard wall, the house unfolds and projects out over the slope: the roof plane fans open to follow the crenellations of a window wall that fills the interior spaces with daylight and steps outward to frame dramatic views. The living room opens onto a cantilevered deck, built around a mature oak tree that offers shade and filtered light.