ISSUE 8  |  Black & White Accents

Architect Visit: Nick Noyes in Sonoma

February 23, 2009 11:09 AM

BY Julie Carlson

San Francisco architect Nick Noyes looked to local barns and farmhouses for inspiration in the design of this weekend retreat in Healdsburg, California. Located on a 40-acre vineyard in West Dry Creek, the house is composed of two copper-roofed gable wings, connected at the entry by an aluminum storefront system; shade is provided by sunscreen woven from reclaimed grape stakes from the site. A single-story wing functions as the main living space, with windows and doors lining either side; bedrooms are housed in a two-story wing overlooking the vineyards. The interiors are clad in southern yellow pine plywood for what Noyes calls a “Bay Region modernist effect.” Photographs by Cesar Rubio.

Above: A vintage chaise by mid-century designer Walter Lamb.