This California Home Lives Low On The Land

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

 

This home in Oak Knoll, California by Jørgensen Design , maintains a distinctly low-profile, with a single floor spread across the property.

 

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The house is surrounded by vineyards, and is protected from the nearby roads by two ‘L’ shaped walls.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

One of the walls is made from stone.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The other is made from cedar.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

There is a swimming pool surrounded by grass for lounging around on hot days.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

At the front of the home, you’re greeted by wood and stone, as well as some large mature trees.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Here you can see how the house is split, stone on one side, wood on the other.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The solid redwood door was crafted from the only tree removed from the site.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Again, you can see the use of the wood and stone in this hallway.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The main house opens to vineyards on the valley floor with 270 degree views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains, Mt. St. Helena, and Stags Leap beyond.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Guestrooms open to the southern views of vineyards, Stone Mountain, Mt. Vedeer and the city nearby.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The bedrooms open directly to the small courtyard and landscaped yard.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Large eaves create both a place to enjoy the outdoors all year, as well as providing protection from the summer sun, while letting in the right amount of winter sun deep into the house.

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

House Set On The Valley Floor by Jørgensen Design

Photography by Joe Fletcher

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