2022 Wine Country Residential Interior Design Award: Hommeboys


Designed and built from the ground up by Hommeboys—the Sonoma-based firm of Austin Carrier and Alex Mutter-Rottmayer and James Rottmayer of Rottmayer Design + Build—this extraordinary new home set on 15 private acres in Sonoma brings a matchless sense of comfort and well-being to Wine Country living. “This house embodies our aesthetic of clean and modern architecture combined with natural elements and a twist of pop and whimsy,” says firm co-founder Austin Carrier. “We love things to feel warm and cozy and to make each room’s interiors match its purpose.”

The wine cellar features custom racks made by Rottmayer Design+Build and walls painted in Fade to Black by Portola Paints.
Photos by Adam Potts.
A petrified wood sink from Artefact Design & Salvage in the powder room is illuminated by sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting. Photos by Adam Potts.
The kitchen opens up flawlessly to the outdoors through a wall of Fleetwood windows. Photos by Adam Potts.
In the dining room, the custom chandelier, a long table and a pair of matching credenzas were designed by Hommeboys. Photos by Adam Potts.

Rooted in the language of materials under a standing seam metal roof that echoes the area’s farm buildings, the home is sited gently on the slope of a hill overlooking Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. In the best Northern California tradition, the Hommeboys team curated a comprehensive, uniform palette of materials, creating an enviably serene environment and an effortless, indoor/outdoor vibe. “The materials ground the interiors in nature and when the doors open up, they allow the space to seamlessly flow to the outside,” says Carrier.

Photos by Adam Potts.
In the primary bedroom, the custom bed and nightstands by Hommeboys sit under a bleached grapevine rootstock.
Photos by Adam Potts.
In the primary bathroom, the plumbing fixtures are from Kallista and the bench is from Haus of Hommeboys. Photos by Adam Potts..
A planter by Carmen Ellis Studio fills the frame of the expansive Fleetwood windows.
Photos by Adam Potts.

On two levels with three bedroom suites and two half baths, construction was completed in 2021 and is completely CALGreen/WUI compliant, plus most of the infrastructure—like power lines—is underground. It’s a very adult space, designed for entertaining, with the living room, formal dining room, library, kitchen, butler’s pantry and primary bedroom suite on the main entry level; a pair of guest bedroom suites flanking a media room and a 1,000-bottle capacity wine cellar on the lower level. “Wine Country’s natural beauty is incredibly inspiring,” says firm co-founder Alex Mutter-Rottmayer. “There is a lot of inspiration to pull from in this area, from the golden brown hues of the native grass to the sea of green of the vineyards.”

Around the pool deck is a chrome ball found at Artefact Design & Salvage. Photos by Adam Potts..