Harmon Residence, Healdsburg, CA

A dilapidated cottage located on a charming alley in Healdsburg captured the imagination of a couple moving from Boston. With an eye toward reuse of framing and foundation, a new two bedroom house was reborn. The entry area (set up as a lounge, but easily converted to a dining area) blurs the line between inside and out with a concrete floor that runs right out to the rear patio.

Defined by an interplay of rooflines and floor levels, the living areas, kitchen, front patio, and fire pit are defined, yet are open to each other. The bedrooms, while intimate, benefit from design to minimize hallways. Also intimate but luxurious is the spa-like master bath. All rooms enjoy a cross breeze and are awash in natural light.