Modern Minimalist

Initially, extensive demolition of existing structures involved the careful removal of all materials for subsequent recycling and re-use. Just the lumber from the house, pole barn and garage filled three trailers and was trucked to Mexico where it was donated for re-use. Cabinets, appliances, windows, doors, etc., were donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and were readily sold to benefit the organization. All of this cleared the way for this modern, minimalist-styled residence with horizontal tongue-and-groove cedar siding, large expanses of glazing and 1,500 square feet of living roof. Electricity needs are supplied via 1,800 square feet of photovoltaic panels for a net-zero goal. A guesthouse, pool house, garage and lap pool with a 6-ton dive rock completed the project.

Project Team

Glen Ellen, CA
3,700 sf
JMA Project Manager
Tom LaVanway
JMA Superintendent
Tom Monroe
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Interior Design
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Landscape Architect
SWA Group
Civil Engineer
Adobe Associates
Mechanical Engineer
Meline Engineering
Soils Engineer
Bauer Associates
Horticultural Associates
Matthew Millman



Residential Design - Built category

AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards


Merit Award

AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential Design Awards