Hudson/Panos Residence

Healdsburg, California

The Hudson/Panos Residence is located on a knoll on a nine-acre site overlooking the Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. Designed as an informal vacation house for a family with two children, the plan consists of two parallel wings which are slightly offset to create a linear entry court. The east wing contains the children's and guest bedrooms while the west wing contains the public spaces on the lower level and the master bedroom suite on the upper level. A large, two-story volume with clerestory glazing creates an exciting counterpoint to the mostly horizontal designs and bathes the interior with natural light. A 50-foot-long swimming pool, overlooked by the kitchen, emphasizes the linearity of the plan.