Set on a small Northern California vineyard, this Napa Barn is a multi-use pavilion disguised as an agrarian shelter. The two-story structure is built using low-maintenance materials like cedar cladding, coated steel, and local native stone, and angled in a V-shape to form a sheltered courtyard. Large openings provide airflow and access to the double-height main room and adjoining the kitchen, lit by a dramatic skylight shaft. The garage area doubles as a basketball court with stainless steel inlaid lines, and above the downstairs bedrooms lies a sleeping porch that overlooks the vineyard and meadows of wildflowers and grasses.
Photos: Joe Fletcher / Anderson Architects