A renovation of this winery preserved a century-old stone building while introducing contemporary updates

San Francisco firm, SB Architects, were tasked with the renovation of Freemark Abbey, a historical building in St, Helena, California, that was founded in 1881 by California’s first female vintner.

Photography by Jay Graham

 

San Francisco firm, SB Architects, were tasked with the renovation of Freemark Abbey, a historical building in St, Helena, California, that was founded in 1881 by California’s first female vintner.

 

San Francisco firm, SB Architects, were tasked with the renovation of Freemark Abbey, a historical building in St, Helena, California, that was founded in 1881 by California’s first female vintner.

Photography by Jay Graham

Working together with Jackson Family Wines, the buildings were renovated to include updated interiors, a new tasting room, and signature restaurant, Two Birds One Stone.


San Francisco firm, SB Architects, were tasked with the renovation of Freemark Abbey, a historical building in St, Helena, California, that was founded in 1881 by California’s first female vintner.

Photography by Jay Graham

Contemporary touches like recessed lighting were added to the interior to highlight the stone work of the original building.


Contemporary touches like hidden lighting were added to the interior of this historic building to highlight the stone work of the original building.

Photography by Jay Graham

White walls and wood ceilings and doors create contrast in the space, and specially designed steel trusses add a touch of drama.


Crisp white walls and wooden ceilings and doors create contrast in the space, and specially designed steel trusses add a touch of drama.

Photography by Jay Graham

A large six-foot wide skylight runs the entire length of the ridge line over the dining space.


A large six-foot wide skylight runs the entire length of the ridge line of this building and can been seen the dining space.

Photography by Jay Graham

The floor within the building was updated with distressed Douglas Fir flooring.


The floor within the Freemark Abbey was updated with distressed Douglas Fir flooring.

Photography by Jay Graham

Stone archways and large wood doors open up to the courtyard outside.


This bar at a vineyard has stone archways and large wooden doors that open up to the courtyard outside.

Photography by Jay Graham

This bar at a vineyard has stone archways and large wooden doors that open up to the courtyard outside.

Photography by Jay Graham

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