Corrugated roofing, catchment tanks, and wide verandas of the main house signal an Australian Outback homestead. Blink again. You’ve been transported to Australia, yet you are squarely in California’s Sonoma Valley. Even the creekside property's bay and oak trees are reminiscent of gum trees and billabongs.
The client’s beloved Australia inspired a collaborative project, merging client vision with the design expertise of Australian architect Michael Rigg and Petaluma architect Shawn Montoya's on-site supervision and design interpretation. The architects bridged time zones, language subtleties and cultures to bring their client's beloved Australia to the site.