Two generations of a deep-rooted farming and forestry family raise grapes on the grounds of Presqu’ile, where we placed Taylor Lombardo Architects’ beguiling contemporary house and winery.
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Slim glass beckons mist-laced hills and slips around a curved staircase in the bright pause of an atrium, while Canadian hemlock ceilings heighten coastal-rock walls met with veils of cedar and milled limestone. Settling this exquisitely modern lookout on a sea of sand introduced uncommon finesse to the valley’s easy quietude, accomplished 300 miles from our home office with a creative confederation spanning even greater distances. Over 200 acres, we tunneled caves, traced ponds and roads, and seated barns, a concert amphitheatre,and buildings for the making and sharing of wine, bringing form to an adventure a century in the making.

Santa Maria, California
24,000 square feet

Taylor Lombardo Architects
Bear Hill Interiors
Arcadia Studio Landscape Architecture
Hobach-Lewin, Inc., Structural Engineer
Steve Martin Associates, Civil Engineer
Thoma Electric, Electrical Engineer
BMA Mechanical Engineering
Eric Johnson Associates, Lighting Designer
Earth Systems, Geotechnical Engineer
Tryon Company, Owner’s Representative

"Cello & Maudru can work on projects where there are high levels of finishes and an incredible amount of detail, making the structure express itself. Their in-house finish carpentry and mill work operation offers a flexibility that we don’t find everywhere.”


“We have had the privilege of working with Cello & Maudru on several winery and residential projects over the past 15 years. Their work and dedication to each design is exceptional, and of the highest standards.”