Kistler Vineyards
Trenton Roadhouse

A warm and inviting, upscale environment for reservations-only wine tasting.

This three-level Victorian farmhouse was built in 1920 and had multiple modifications over time. The retrofit required, fire sprinklers and a catering kitchen, meaning extensive renovations: We took everything down to the wall framing. In addition, we removed heavy timber trusses on the second floor and installed a steel/wood hybrid ridge beam, all with the roof in place.

Existing Douglas fir flooring upstairs and the new oak flooring on the main floor were ebonized, giving the wood a rich, black finish. The lower level was renovated for staff offices, wine storage and laundry. Extensive landscaping improvements included installation of 4,700 square feet of limestone pavers, a chef’s garden, dining arbor and a contemporary fire feature on the patio.

Photography copyright David Wakely, San Francisco.

Project Team

  • Location:
    Forestville, CA
  • Size:
    4,600 sf remodeling
  • JMA Project Manager:
    Tom LaVanway
  • JMA Superintendent:
    Ron Munk
  • Architecture:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Interior Design:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Lighting Design:
    Architectural Resource Group
  • Mechanical Engineering:
    TEP Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture:
    Surface Design
  • Structural Engineering:
    Tuan & Robinson Structural
  • Civil Engineering:
    Steve Martin & Associates