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A San Francisco family of four asked us to create a retreat from their urban lifestyle, reusing the footprint of an existing 1950s ranch house in Glen Ellen, California, while building in a consistent way with the area’s rolling hills and agricultural structures.
Project name
Big Barn
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Glen Ellen, California, USA
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography (exterior and dining room photos). Ken Fulk (all other interior images)
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
Faulkner Architects reveals Viewfinder House in Truckee, California, a home designed to capture dramatic mountain views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 
Project name
Viewfinder House
Architecture firm
Faulkner Architects
Location
Truckee, California, USA
Photography
Paul Hamill
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