Located in Sonoma County, California, the Triple Barn House is a charming retreat designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects. It enjoys a secluded location which gives it lots of privacy and tranquility, surrounded by nature and wonderful views. At the same time, it’s close to the city which is very convenient so it seems this charming getaway really gets the best of both worlds. Design-wise, the project was inspired by rural typology typical to this area, with a simplified and modern vibe. Metal cladding was used to invoke the beauty of the rusty soil which defines the region and to help the building blend in more easily.
The architecture and exterior design of the house are inspired by the landscape and the local building typologyThe indoor kitchen extends outside under a cantilevered eaveThe shaded deck blurs the physical boundaries between the indoor and the outdoor spaces
The house connects with nature in a way that urban homes can’t and that’s exactly what the owners were seeking with this amazing project. It’s a place where they find peace and tranquility and where they get to share everything with family and friends. The house was designed mainly for entertaining and includes 2 guest rooms, a large living room which extends seamlessly outside, an outdoor bar, a grilling area and a fire pit setting under a large oak tree. There’s also a large professional kitchen requested by one of the owners who is a chef, a vegetable garden and a separate office. Even though the interior is bright and defined by an open floor plan, there are many small private nooks which create a very cozy vibe throughout the house.
On the inside, the house is simple and bright, with white walls and ceilings and light wooden floorsLarge panorama windows reveal beautiful views of the valley and the surrounding landscapeThe colors featured throughout the interior design are muted and create a relaxing ambianceThe house was built on a steep hillside on a remote site surrounded by nature from all sidesThe strong connection with nature is emphasized by the numerous outdoor spacesBoth the interior and the exterior of the house were inspired by their beautiful surroundings