House on the Ridge

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Our art-loving clients commissioned this sculpture of a home as a refuge from harsh Minnesota winters. Its modern design, by Michael Maltzan, contrasts the grace of steel and exotic wood with rough stone gathered from a local vineyard. Seamlessly melding these diverse materials into complex shapes without moldings or exposed connections demanded close attention. Building under a canopy of green leaves, we safely settled the house into the embrace of sun-glazed trees.

St. Helena, California
4,600 square feet

Michael Maltzan Architecture
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Summit Engineering, Structural Engineer
Holly Hulburd Design, Interior Designer