Architecture Design of Glen Ellen Aerie House

Description About The Project

Glen Ellen Aerie House designed by Aidlin Darling Design, has been the subject of significant attention since its completion and was recently recognised as a 2019 Architecture MasterPrize™ winner. Located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, this home floats over the hillside with commanding views of the Northern California wine country. Also, the home is a quiet armature that frames a stunning natural context. While providing an environment that blurs the line between interior and exterior.

Indeed, the initial desire and subsequent brief for Glen Ellen Aerie was to design a sustainable home that integrated seamlessly into the stunning surroundings. Besides, the house was intended to exist effortlessly for a couple living alone, as well as for entertaining small groups of guests both indoors and out.

In addition to this, the tripartite diagram is quite simple. Two masses, clad in standing seam black zinc, rise up out of the earth and support a third floating glass pavilion that performs as a bridge connecting the two solid volumes. The first two masses, housing the guest bedrooms, a kitchen, and the entry are positioned on the crest of the hillside. Whilst, the master-suite, library, living room, and dining rooms embrace the panoramic valley views to the West. Also, a circulation spine running through the center of the home connects all three wings creating a highly efficient plan.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

The homeowners requested a home that effortlessly links the indoor experience to the surrounding landscape.
Indeed, both of the North and the South ends of the glass pavilion open up to the exterior with walls that retract and floors and roofs that hover over the descending terrain.
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Stretching naturally South along the length of the adjoining contours of Glen Ellen Aerie house is a pool and exterior cooking area.
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Indeed, the warmth and texture of rough-sawn oak ceilings and distressed oak floors complement the diaphanous spaces they embrace.
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
The materiality of the floors and ceilings of Glen Ellen Aerie house also clearly divided. They includes the glass pavilion articulated by lighter wood cladding.
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
The plan of the house.
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design
Glen Ellen Aerie house for views of Sonoma valley by Aidlin Darling Design

The Glen Ellen Aerie House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Sited in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma California, this single-family residence floats over the hillside with commanding views of Sonoma Valley.

Photo credit: Matthew Millman Photography| Source: Aidlin Darling Design

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 500 3rd St #410, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
– Tel: +1 415-974-5603

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