Custom Home Less Than 3,000 s.f. - Honorable Mention

Zack de Vito Architecture and Construction

San Francisco
Project Name: LK Residence
and Guest House
Location: Calistoga, Calif.
Size: 2,900 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.2 million
Photos: Bruce Damonte Photography

Tucked in the remote hills of Sonoma County, a couple commissioned this single-family residence accompanied by a car port, pool and guesthouse. The modern collection of buildings is situated on a steep, down-sloping site where they are revealed through the winding approach along a private driveway. The siting of the buildings creates a village-like relationship to one another softened by the valley view, and natural and designed landscape. Confronted with a steep down-sloping lot in a rural setting, the challenge was how to split the program and buildings, set them within the hillside to reduce massing, while creating a natural progression from entry level to pool terrace level below. The buildings needed to create privacy and an enclosure in the open landscape. Stepping down in section, the double-height main living volume with loft-like upper bedroom level, and double-height glazing connect the entry level directly to views and the pool terrace below.



Brick/Stone: La Habra

Windows: Bonelli


Doors: Custom

Locksets/Hardware: Omnia

Lighting: Juno

Fireplaces: Town and Country


Cabinets: Components Plus

Sinks: Blanco

Faucets: DOrnbracht

Range: Wolf

Exhaust Hood: Gaggenau

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Dishwashers" Boash

Microwave: Amana


Cabinets: Components Plus

Tubs: Duravit

Toilets: Toto

Faucets: Doralife

Sinks: Kohler


Lighting Control: Lutron