Oak Knoll House

Oak Knoll House

Architect
SWATT | MIERS ARCHITECTS
Location
Napa Valley, Calistoga, CA, USA
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Russell Abraham Photography
Product Spec Sheet
RoleBrands
Kitchen fittings (faucets, etc.), Kitchen fixturesFranke
Audio/VisualMargraf Industria Marmi Vicentina
Bathroom fixtures – Custom Wood Sink by Ammonitum, Wetstyle Sinks Duravit
Lighting fixtures Moooi
Toilets, Custom Wood Sink by Ammonitum, Wetstyle Sinks TOTO
Flooring (carpet, tile, stone, concrete, wood, etc.) PORCELANOSA
Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen fittings (faucets, etc.), Kitchen fixtures
by Franke
Bathroom fixtures – Custom Wood Sink by Ammonitum, Wetstyle Sinks
by Duravit
Lighting fixtures
by Moooi
Toilets, Custom Wood Sink by Ammonitum, Wetstyle Sinks
by TOTO
Flooring (carpet, tile, stone, concrete, wood, etc.)

Oak Knoll House

SWATT | MIERS ARCHITECTS as Architects

The site, an oak studded knoll surrounded by 4.5 acres of vineyards, has an almost archetypal quality – the perfect setting for a modern wine country home. 


The design brief was clear – the owners wanted a home that would respect and preserve the beautiful heritage oak trees that dotted the knoll, open up to the beautiful sunsets over Silverado Trail to the west, and have generous family outdoor living and entertaining areas oriented to the east side of the property – the quiet side with endless views of vineyards and rolling hills.


The plan is comprised of two wings. A north-south wing houses the double-height kitchen/dining/living spaces, a guest suite on the ground floor, and two home offices and a master suite on the upper level. The master suite is located on the north end of the wing, accessed by a dramatic glass bridge that traverses the great room below. The great room and the master suite enjoy views in three directions – sunrises and sunsets. The east-west wing includes the garage and utility spaces, terminating on the east end with a private guest suite. A stone and glass-clad stairway tower, with a unique wine cellar embedded into the landing, forms the vertical anchor to the architectural composition from which the wings radiate.


One of the major themes of this design involves the relationship between architecture and nature. The master bedroom suite emphasizes this dialogue as it cantilevers over a stone plinth and soars into the canopy of one of the beautiful heritage trees, never quite touching the branches. As the branches twist and turn under and over the cantilevered terrace, it seems that the home has always been there, in perfect harmony with its natural setting.


Material Used :

1. Bathroom cabinets – Keystone Woodworking & JC Cabinets

2. Bathroom fittings - Graff Faucet/Tub & Shower fixtures

3. Bathroom fixtures – Duravit & Toto Toilets, Custom Wood Sink by Ammonitum, Wetstyle Sinks

4. Cooktop - Thermador

5. Countertops – Silestone & Granite

6. Dishwasher – Miele & Thermador

7. Doors – Custom Wood interiors & Entry, Fleetwood Alum sliders and Swing doors

8. Exterior siding – Western Red Cedar with Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus RE

9. Flooring (carpet, tile, stone, concrete, wood, etc.) – Porcelanosa,

10. Garage doors – Wood garage doors clad with Western Red Cedar T&G siding

11. Garbage disposal - Insinkerator

12. Hardware – Hager, Ducasse, Sugastune

13. HVAC equipment - Mitsubishi

14. Insulation – Gaco Blown-in Icynene & John Mansville Fiberglass Batt

15. Kitchen cabinets– Keystone Woodworking & JC Cabinets

16. Kitchen fittings (faucets, etc.) - Franke

17. Kitchen fixtures- Franke

18. Lighting fixtures – Iris, Juno, Moooi, Artemide

19. Oven or range (if different from cooktop) - Thermador

20. Paints / stains / wall finishes – Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus RE & Kelly Moore

21. Refrigerator - Miele & Kitchenaide

22. Roofing – IB Roofing Singleply Membrane

23. Skylights / roof windows - Royalite

24. Solar energy system - LG

25. Windows - Fleetwood

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