The Hupomone Ranch is located in the Chileno Valley, 3 miles outside of Petaluma, California. The ranch had not been cultivated for 30 years and the young family that now owns it wanted to create a lifestyle for themselves and their 3 children that would be sustainable, both within their residence and across their 160-acre ranch. To create a home that reflected this they asked Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects to create a modern eco-friendly barn style structure with the same sense of serenity that was found in the surrounding landscape.
The site has a strong sense of balance and rhythm that the architects wanted to carry through into the interior of the new structure. They did this by cladding large expanses of the facade in glazings that would expose the interior to the long views of the distant coastal range, as well as the up close vistas of the ranch itself.
The entry of the home is fitted with two large barn style doors that slide open and out of the way, creating a clear passage through the home and out the back via 4ft sliding glass doors.
The glass sliders at the back of the home are positioned directly in front of the living room while a centrally located flight of stairs behind the living room leads up to a mezzanine area at the front of the home.
The warm wood tones juxtaposed against cool shades of grey continue the modern aesthetic of the home, as do the pops of bright yellow accents. Punctuating this aesthetic is the over-scale black and white photograph and the abstract floor to ceiling sculpture.