Rebuilding a Farm in Sonoma County
This new build was a transformation exercise in which a simple shed was turned into a straight forward, pristine, and functionally driving box. At the edge of the property, the potting shed rests against the dense vineyard. This allows the shed to be a viewing platform for the house, pool house, and rose garden. The potting shed faces due east, with the canted roof providing maximal shade from the afternoon sun. This can be described as an updated version of 19th century farm buildings with a modern, functional plan. Stone was used for the foundation and low walls. The building is wood framed with board and batten siding. The angled roof, designed with rainwater collection in mind, is comprised of beautiful redwood decking and corrugated steel. Stone pavers and gravel make up the floor of the potting shed for easy clean up and drainage. The wonderful sink is made of cast concrete with custom metal legs. Pendant and wall mounted fixtures in the potting shed are off the shelf. All of the materials were chosen to be consistent with the established vocabulary in the context of the agricultural support structures.