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Crystals in the Landscape: a sharp-angled House embedded in California’s Wine Country

Voorsanger Architects

Napa Valley, an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, is the hub of the California wine industry, drawing hordes of visitors every year though still preserving the area’s natural beauty. The prestige of Napa’s premium labels has encouraged investors to create boutique wineries in a few favored locations. An idyllic landscape and 39,500 sq m of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines persuaded a Bostonian couple to buy the property and replace a leaky farmstead with a daring new house by Voorsanger Architects of New York.
From the small hill to the rear it appears as a quartet of silvery darts flying into space. From ground level, these sharp-edged triangles are revealed to be folded planes of stainless steel that provide a shady canopy for the three linked pavilions of the main house and a separate guest house. An open kitchen shares the first with a library that...

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