Daniel Strening’s (Strening Architects) newly completed project in Calistoga was an excellent site to photograph. It’s funny how working on a beautiful project can excite and energize me! I am looking forward to creating more awesome imagery for Strening Architects!
Here is a description of the project by the architect himself:
This project was the remodel of a residence for a couple from the Washington D.C. area relocating to the Napa Valley. The couple shared an enthusiasm for contemporary Architecture and an interest in taking advantage of the beautiful site around them.
The original house was a poorly conceived series of stucco boxes with no relationship to the immediate outdoor spaces or the distant vistas. These qualities were some of the more spectacular aspects of the 25 acre site.
Our design response was to create two distinct outdoor ‘loggias’ on the front and back of the house to take advantage of wine country indoor/outdoor living, and to completely re-imagine the front of the house to allow the spectacular view of the Napa Valley to become part of their living experience.
The details of the project make manifest the vision of turning the existing house ‘inside-out’. The thin line of the loggia roofs, expressed with a steel channel cantilevered off of stone columns, appears as if it’s floating above the outdoor spaces. The simple palette of materials, stone, stucco, wood and steel are used in a way to bring some refined elegance to the property; reflecting the sophisticated vision of the clients.
Architect: Daniel J. Strening, Architect
Interior Designer: Eugene Anthony and Associates
Landscape Architect: Blasen Landscape Architecture
Contractor: Chris Fultz Construction