Residence in Oakmont
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Wild Oak Santa Rosa, California
To redesign an existing fifty year old equestrian facility and design a private residence that would complement the traditional style of the remodeled barn. It was also the desire of the Owner's to have the house feel as if it was part of the original development. In addition to the existing main barn several other structures including a boarding barn, covered round pen, and hay / shaving building needed to be added in close proximity the existing outdoor riding arena.
A winter creek bisects the entire property separating the facility into two distinct sections. The Northern section is the boarding barn and arena areas; the Southern section is for the private barn and paddocks, and the main house.
A traditional farm house style of architecture was developed and the materials of the barn incorporated into the design of the house. The materials pallet included field stone, cedar shingles, painted wood siding, wood painted windows and composition shingle roofs. The original redwood board and battens on the barn were removed, re-milled, and re-installed on the barn and re-painted. All seven buildings incorporate the same pallet of materials.
The main house features a front entry porch, a stone garage, latticed carport, an outdoor partially covered patio, and a stone pool house. The second floor has reduced ceiling heights to make the house feel as if an old attic space was converted into living space.
Mature landscaping was brought in and immediately transformed the house and barn construction sites into a setting that looks as if it has been there for quite some time.