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North of San Francisco, in Glen Ellen, a less populated part of the California wine country, the culture has been based on agriculture and was named for an original winery. Jack London made this his permanent home here in the early 1900s. Drawn by the land, London believed in the redemptive qualities of rural life. Less than an hour from the City,...
Project name
Tack Barn
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Glen Ellen, Sonoma, California, USA
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography, Faulkner Architects, Hammond and Company
A luxuriant forest of Jeffrey and sugar pine mixed with white and red fir covers this two acre site at roughly 6,300 feet above sea level in the Martis Valley near the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Gently sloped, the site falls toward the south with views to the Northstar California ski resort.
Project name
Forest House
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Truckee, California, USA
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography
The building site had a significant influence on the design for this house. Layered with intense geologic history at the base of a three-million-year-old volcano, the site is a north-facing 20-degree slope with equal parts refuge and prospect at 6,300 feet above mean sea level.
Project name
Lookout House
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Truckee, California, USA
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography
The clients are a couple of environmental scientists who, along with their two sons, relocated from the Oakland Hills to the summer climate of Orinda. Their commitment to sustainability, including a request for net-zero energy performance annually, was evident throughout the design process. A three-bedroom program began as a remodel of a 1954 ranch...
Project name
Miner Road House
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Orinda, California, USA
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography; Drone Promotions (aerial)