An Old Sonoma Adobe Gets a New Life with the Help of Designer Ken FulkAuthor:Lindsey Shook
How do you make history without repeating history? Ask San Francisco designer Ken Fulk.
His fresh interiors for Three Sticks Wines are set in one of the oldest, most historic buildings in the town of Sonoma, California. Called the Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe, the building dates back to 1842 and is one of Sonoma’s most beloved and familiar landmarks. Purchased by Three Sticks Wines’ owner Bill Price two years ago, the building was lovingly restored with input from local historians and the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation. The updated facility now houses two tasting lounges, a kitchen, an office and a storehouse.
For the interiors, Fulk knew what he didn’t want. “We wanted it to feel relevant and alive—not something stuck in amber,” he says. In order to accomplish this he “strove for tension with the furnishings—adding sexy vintage and contemporary pieces to offset the original structure.” The result is a beautiful, historic property with a completely original outlook.
Now that’s one for the history book.
Three Sticks Wines is open by appointment. Visit the web site to request a reservation.
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