A Sundrenched Hillside Retreat with Three Stunning Views

Mendocino County, CA   |   2700 Square Feet

A retreat in stunning Andersen Valley, this home, sited near the crest of a south-facing hill will enjoy a long view of the Valley to the south, of the owners hazelnut grove to the east, and of a grassy swale with three manifestly gnarly 200 year old oaks to the west. 

The site offers no protection from the searing summer sun, a primary motive for shading the entire house and most of the exterior decks under a gently sloping post and beam hip roof that caps the 32 foot square great room with walls of glass that open onto the decks for view and ventilation. The private master suite completes the main level, with two additional bedrooms and an open sitting area built into the hillside lower level, all carefully shaded by the decks above.

A covered breezeway for protected outdoor cooking and dining link the house to the garage, creating a private courtyard for the outdoor lap pool positioned to take advantage of westerly breezes and shade provided by the house itself.