Blending eras in Sonoma’s wine country

Nathan Law

Sonoma’s Mocabee house and studio barn, which seemingly float above vineyard views, seem to have roots in several eras, agrarian and modern all at once. The home is one of six featured in the upcoming virtual Modern Homes Tour, presented June 26 by the Modern Architecture + Design Society. The […]

Sonoma’s Mocabee house and studio barn, which seemingly float above vineyard views, seem to have roots in several eras, agrarian and modern all at once.

The home is one of six featured in the upcoming virtual Modern Homes Tour, presented June 26 by the Modern Architecture + Design Society.

The exterior of the house is done in Western red cedar siding, the studio barn is white clapboard and a long exterior façade allows occupants to move seamlessly from their rooms to a large deck outdoors and back into the shared communal spaces.

The house, used primarily as a summer home, has a modern feel, thanks to white painted wood walls and soaring ceilings, but it also evokes camp. “I wanted to highlight this element of California living, this organic way of living between the inside and outside within your daily experience,” architect Gustave Carlson said.

An open concept that highlights the vistas of wine country are features of this Sonoma home. (Courtesy of Laure Joliet) 

The house, centered on a 4-acre property, has a relaxed open plan that lends itself well to entertaining.

Find details on how to join the virtual Modern Home Tour here. Check out the other homes on the tour, too:

“The Round House,” Los Altos

The “Green” house, Sonoma

The “Cool” house, Sacramento

Prairie style house, Los Altos

Small house, big design, Oakland


Details

  • Gustave Carlson Design
  • Contractor/Builder: Finn Port Construction
  • Landscape Architect/Design: David Sawyer Landscape
  • Number of bedrooms: 3
  • Number of bathrooms: 3
  • Approximate square footage: 2,000
  • Year built: 2015
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