The bath, with its glass doors, brings the garden into the vanity space, already infused with greenery.
Colour and texture in the water-hued shower tile references its purpose while harmonising with the greenery outdoors.
With its door open, bathing becomes a resort-influenced outdoor shower experience, augmented by a large skylight above.
When closed, the shower becomes a private space that still enjoys views above strategically placed opaque film.
The guesthouse also speaks to flexibility regarding the definition of sustainability: energy (including the choice of pre- and post-consumer recycling considerations), fire, and covid.
Fenestration and insulation exceed minimums, architectural choices ensure sun-shading, and a solar array addresses heating, including for the pool.
Wildland Urban Interface regulations are met and augmented.
Solar-fed batteries supply generators needed during increasingly frequent power shutoffs.
And design in the age of Covid calls for flexible indoor-outdoor spaces that allow for distancing.
The guesthouse provides sanctuary, destination, lodging and entertainment – multiple programs that coalesce in this unique wine country retreat.