Project: RidgeView House
Architects: Zack de Vito Architecture + Construction
Location: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Area: 4,809 sf
Photographs by: Cesar Rubio
RidgeView House by Zack de Vito Architecture + Construction
Overlooking the Napa Valley, in St.Helena, California stands a luxurious contemporary residence designed by Zack de Vito Architecture + Construction. Quite accurately named, the RidgeView House is a beautiful residence designed to make the most out of its view-rich location atop Vaca Range’s western edge.
It comes complete with a comfortable patio deck and a swimming pool that share the distant views. The same topic defines the interior. Its minimalist look is naturally lighted through the large glass surfaces intended to maximize the views of the valley below.
The RidgeView House sits atop the western edge of the Vaca Range overlooking St. Helena and the Napa Valley. The house is perched on a ridge with valley views to the west and forest views to the east, nestled amongst the natural rock outcroppings, and native Oak and Manzanita trees.
Every room uses doors, windows and materials to visually and spatially integrate inside and outside spaces, enhance the views and vistas and bathe the interior in natural light. The structure is exposed and interior materials contrast elegance and strength, the exterior has a natural palette of materials- concrete, corten and cedar- left to patina and blend into the California flora. Details are expressive of materials and craft, of the designer and craftsman.