Rancho Miniero

Inspiration drawn from the world, in harmony with the land.

Nestled into a sloping hillside, this home’s design gradually reveals itself as you drive up to the auto court, walk through an opening in a garden wall and enter through the front door. The expansive great room has a 15-foot ceiling and concrete floors, stained the color of worn leather. A series of dramatic glass archways open onto the pool terrace and provide a stunning view of the valley below. Upstairs, the bedrooms have floors of reclaimed hickory and pecan. The homes’ copper roof reflects sunlight, keeping the interior cool during the warm summer months. A separate pool house also functions as an office.

Photography copyright Doug Dunn, BAR Architects.

Project Team

  • Location:
    Sonoma, CA
  • Size:
    7,604 sf
  • JMA Project Manager:
    Eric Nielson
  • JMA Superintendent:
    Dan Karlstad
  • Architecture:
    BAR- Richard Beard
  • Electrical Engineering:
    Northwest Electric
  • Landscape Design:
    Owner
  • Structural Engineering:
    Tom Tormey
  • Civil Engineering:
    Adobe Associates