Spending your life on a ranch has plenty of benefits: breathing in fresh, clean air, not having to worry about how to get through traffic to go to work and of course, being able to step in an actual backyard (goodbye, tiny high-rise balconies!) When you can afford to live on such a big piece of land, your home should be equally as lovely. If you need some inspiration, this home nestled in the Californian town of Petaluma should serve as food for thought.
When they purchased the property, is had been neglected for about thirty years. Designed by Turnbull Friggin Haeslopp, the Hupomone Ranch is now a home for a young family with three children who are committed to sustainable farming.
The home is certified LEED Platinum, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design- in short, the home is very much energy efficient. It features a passive and geothermal heating and cooling as well as solar panels to help keep it running.
The interior’s color palette is very light and breezy with its white walls and natural wood to add some texture. The heart of the home is adjacent to the living room and features a glazed wall and sliding door which opens to the outdoor garden.
The bedrooms keep with the entire home’s minimalist decor and raw materials, seen here in this bedroom’s white teak walls and fur throw.
The monochromatic bathroom boasts a beautiful barn tub with a view of the great outdoors.
When its high time for some outdoor rest and relaxation, owners can take a seat and watch the kids take a dip in the pool and help themselves to a cocktail at the covered bar (which also has a bathroom- how convenient!)
All in all, this once-rustic barn has gotten a stunning makeover and the owners can pat themselves on the back for a job well done!
[ Source: TGHArchitects ]