This elegant wine country home was done from a mix between southwestern and French countryside influences to create a stylish and unique abode which reflects the beauty and commerce of the region.
Decorative chandeliers are incorporated into some parts of the house. Hand forged curls of wrought iron hangs below hand-plasters walls and ceilings and high archtop windows framed in amber-toned reclaimed wood. Ornamental hand forged iron is also used in staircase hand rails both outside and inside the house and contribute an impression of whimsical elegance, an effect typical of higher-end French country homes. Dark reclaimed teak floors and contrasting plaster walls add to this aesthetic.
Other parts of the house boast influences from southwestern American architecture. Outside the stairs are done with decorative Arto cement body pavers and risers, sporting brilliant colors and bold geometric patterns. Inside the stairs are decorated in a slightly more subdued manner with limestone tiles and inlays. Like the staircases, the kitchen combines both styles with unique and eye-catching countertops. Ocean blue recycled Enviroglass next to gleaming recycled copper mosaic give the counter the bold color of the southwest while dark reddish cabinets and plaster walls continue the ranch house theme.
The living area has more purely southwest aesthetic. A simple unadorned plaster fireplace and dull black recycled paper Paperstone mantle are lit by brightly colored glass lamps. These attributes mimic the feel of a functional adobe living space.