Dry Creek Residence Sits on a Hillside with Views of the Valley
Living in a home that is set in a natural environment makes one feel more comfortable.
Do you agree?
For sure, you will! It feels different when you live around trees or the beach or you get views of the mountain. This makes us feel better and more relaxed.
That is why many homeowners prefer to live in places like this. Just like the house that we are going to feature today.
We will show you the Dry Creek Residence located in Healdsburg, California. It is nestled on a hillside with a good view of the Dry Creek Valley.
But that’s not all.
Apart from its location, the house also has a beautiful architecture and interior design that will make you love it even more.
Do you want to see this house? Well, you don’t need to fly to California!
Simply scroll down and check out the images of the house below.
Location: Healdsburg, California
Designer: John Maniscalco Architecture
Number of Levels: One-storey
Unique feature: A beautiful modern home that has a seamless indoor-outdoor connection and a view of nature.
John Maniscalco Architecture designed this modern home in Healdsburg, California that has views of Dry Creek Valley from every room.
The architects completely rebuilt and expanded the home. But they needed to work with an existing ranch home due to County restrictions. What you can see here is the garage of the home that can be easily accessed from the street.
Even the outdoor area of the house is well-designed complete with lights, plants and even an artistic sculpture.
The designers relocated the entry drive and introduced secondary structures to make a family compound. When one arrives at the house, the driveway expands to the width of the house covered in wood slats with protruding window frames.
Seen here is the bedroom which is located at one end of the pool. Sliding glass doors open the bedroom to the outdoor area. The wood ceiling continues to the outside and it becomes an overhang that provides shade to the space.
The interior features the use of natural materials which includes clerestory windows that provide a separation between the walls and the wood ceiling. There is also a large fireplace with the stone accent above it. The living area, dining area, and the kitchen all share the same space that looks out to the pool.
The home’s kitchen has light wood cabinets, white countertops, large windows and a skylight that all help to keep the kitchen look bright and airy. As always, the combination of wood and white never fails!
The swimming pool overlooks the valley which makes it more relaxing. The outdoor lights add appeal to the area, making it more inviting and welcoming.
Folding glass doors are used for the living spaces so it can seamlessly connect to the outdoor area. When night time comes or when privacy is desired, these doors are closed.
Another look at the home’s public living spaces revealing the kitchen, dining and living areas. It is elevated from the pool and could be accessed through concrete steps.
This is the entry of the house that features large overhanging, wood-lined roof sections. It covers the walkways and connects the various areas of the house.
This is how the home’s surrounding looks like! Isn’t this a paradise?
This project is from John Maniscalco Architecture who created a home with seamless indoor-outdoor experience. From the house, one can get perfectly framed views of the dramatic natural setting. The architecture utilized clean forms while the interior separated the private spaces and the public living area. But what really made the house stand out is its well-sited infinity pool that creates a sense of reflection and spatial extension. The pool also mirrors the blue skies in the area, adding more drama to the home. How about you, can you tell me which features of the home do you like the most?