2013 CH+D Award Winner: Modern California Farmhouse

This home was the 2013 CH+D Award Winner for Residential Architecture and Residential Interior Design (More than 3,000 Sq. Ft.).

Leilani Marie Labong
  • Photo credit: David Wakely
    First Impressions
    Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design

    First impressions can be deceiving. Any ordinary once-over of the Hicks Mountain Ranch in western Marin County normally results in an observation of the “what a beautiful old farmhouse!” variety.

  • Photo credit: David Wakely
    Rolling Hills
    Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design

    After all, the home’s weathered cedar siding and patinaed zinc roof are telltale signs of the dwelling’s advanced age—or are they?

  • Photo credit: David Wakely
    The Great Outdoors
    Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design

    Though the family retreat is a surprisingly new build, established just a few years ago on a gentle knoll within view of Mt. Tamalpais, architect Eric Haesloop, coprincipal of San Francisco–based Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, affirms that the timeworn charm was intentional: The design was inspired by the old, rural farm buildings dotting the Northern California coast.

  • Photo credit: David Wakely
    View from the Top
    Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design

    “These weathered barns often appear to be hugging the land,” explains Haesloop. With this intimate gesture in mind, the architects embraced the natural slope of the site, shaping the main house and a guest tower to the contours of the rise.

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