Photography © Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios

Ridge Top Retreat

Craftsmen enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of shaping wood or stone into something useful and beautiful. That artistry and the expertise of JMA’s carpenters and skilled subcontractors is evident in every detail of this Asian-influenced Craftsman home. One challenge was new California building code requirements for fire safety in a wilderness-urban interface zone. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) were used to support the pitched metal and flat hot-mop roofs. The unusually small space between the SIPs and ceiling framing meant roughing in electrical and ceiling-mounted fire sprinkler systems in very tight quarters, and hiding sprinkler pipes in a fairly open structure. A guesthouse, garage, pool, stand-alone spa, concrete fire pit, fountain and bocce court completed the project.

Project Team

Location
Healdsburg, CA
Size
7,685 sf
JMA Project Manager
Eric Nielson/ Andrew Supinger
JMA Superintendent
Mike Olney
Architect
Jeff Trapold
Interior Design
St. Dizier Design
Landscape Architect
Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture
Structural Engineer
Kenneth Campbell Structural Engineering
Civil Engineer
Lescure Engineers