Sonoma Residence

Sonoma Residence

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

SWA Group
Sonoma, CA, United States | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Matthew Millman
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
RoofingFirestone Building Products EMEA
Interior furnitureB&B Italia
FanBig Ass Fans
Interior furnitureLigne Roset
Interior lightingMoooi
DoorsWestern Window Systems

Product Spec Sheet
Interior furniture
Interior furniture
Interior lighting
Heracleum by Moooi

Sonoma Residence

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop as Architects

The site, a meadow dotted with magnificent oaks, gently slopes down to a spring fed pond creating an unusually lush landscape. The owners requested that the house be designed for outdoor/indoor summer living. They wanted guests to have easy access to the pool and pond beyond. The design frames the verdant oak meadow and pond within the larger landscape. A thin floating roof reaches across the primary outdoor living space to frame the entry and create a dramatic threshold from the car court to the pond beyond. The bedrooms, kitchen and support spaces are housed under a living roof that visually links the house to the surrounding landscape.


The pool house extends the outdoor living with generous shade trellises and includes a playroom, changing room and guestroom as well as space for the solar hot water and pool equipment. A fire pit and small dock further extend the outdoor living experience to the pond’s edge. The project is designed to be a net-zero home. Passive cooling strategies, including a cool roof, living roof, heavy insulation, operable windows and large overhangs, allow the house to remain comfortable without the use of air conditioning. Photovoltaic powered electric heat pumps provide hot water for in-slab radiant heat and solar hot water panels provide hot water for the pool.


Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Western Red Cedar
2. Doors: Western Window Systems
3. Windows: Blomberg Window Systems
4. Roofing: Firestone TPO membrane
5. Interior lighting: Moooi Heracleum, Big Ass Fan Haiku
6. Interior furniture: Ligne Roset, B&B Italia, Fritz Hansen, Design Within Reach, Rais

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