As part of a larger luxury development, BAR is designing five custom homes to be built on 15 lots adjacent to a five-star resort owned and operated by Montage Resorts. Located just north of Healdsburg, the four- and five-bedroom homes will be sited amongst oak studded rolling hills adjacent to the Alexander Valley and Russian River. Targeted to be Green-Point Rated, each home is uniquely designed to touch lightly on the hillside and preserve the natural terrain.
This residence has a contemporary architectural vocabulary designed to be harmonious with the wine country location. A “walk-down” configuration accommodates the existing topographical conditions. Site disturbance is minimized by allowing the natural grade to abut directly to the home, with its height below the tree canopy. Solid and void elements are utilized to bring nature into the home, creating an easy flow for indoor/outdoor living, while reducing the massing. Materials, colors and forms have also been selected to minimize visual impact.
Responding to the area’s unique climate, the design focuses on indoor/outdoor living areas with outdoor amenities to include private terraces, kitchen and dining area, spa and shower. Owners also have access to the hotel amenities and services of the nearby resort.
In addition to the design of the five homes, BAR also provided master planning services for the entire residential development of 45 lots and helped secure entitlements for the 258-acre Master Planned Development. The firm is also writing design guidelines for the future design and construction of the remaining 27 residential lots within the development.