dowling studios: whitehall lane
 
dowling studios: whitehall lane
jan 19, 2012

dowling studios: whitehall lane

‘whitehall lane’ by dowling studios, st helena, california image © matthew millman

san francisco and princeton-based dowling studios have designed ‘whitehall lane’, a residence and guesthouse in st helena, california. positioned along a steep slope, the site is framed with a backdrop of mature trees and a garden positioned in front of the main home while providing unobstructed views of napa valley and the vineyards to the east. accessed by a series of portals branching from an internal corridor, an enclosed courtyard planted with ornamental cherry trees to the west side of the dwelling creates an intimate outdoor setting.

dowling studios: whitehall lane framed by the woods and vineyard image © matthew millman

strategically framed with large windows, stretches of fruit trees, flowers and a small personal vineyard encompass each side of the structures to maintain color and texture which may be viewed from the spaces inside throughout the year. the facades are clad with horizontal planks of cedar while a warm gray stone and pigmented concrete fuse the site with the patio, pool and landscape, producing a rural and modern appearance. a material palette of walnut floors and warm white walls unify the interior.

dowling studios: whitehall lane main house image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane patio overlooking the garden, pool and napa valley beyond image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane view from the pool image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane entry image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane side entrance image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane courtyard in the backyard image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane portals to the courtyard image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane kitchen image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane (left) kitchen (right) view of kitchen from living area images © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane side entry and corridor image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane corridor image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane stair detail image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane (left) bedroom (right) bathroom images © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane guesthouse image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane at dusk image © matthew millman

dowling studios: whitehall lane at night image © matthew millman

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