Lundberg Design’s Crull House was designed with a cruciform plan so that each wing of the house has a different view of the beautiful area of St. Helena, California. The curvilinear design also places the home very gently onto the landscape, allowing the surrounding trees to overtake its roof and make the home nearly invisible from the street. The Crull House allows its residents to enjoy views of the surrounding Napa Valley, vineyards, forest and an oak grove that make the property magical.
The 10,000 square foot house is spread out in four wings, distributing the space so that only half of the house is visible at one time. The master bedroom wing extends over the valley, giving a serene view of the vista, while the living room and dining area overlook the on-site vineyards, creating a view for contemplation while enjoying a glass of wine.
Guests get their own wing, which points toward the forest and the family pool area surrounded by timber decking for sunning and enjoying fresh air. Hugged by a lush oak grove, even the family garage has a great view and can also be used as an event or party space.
The tree canopy helps to keep the home naturally cool, while a standing seam zinc roof also deflects solar gain with a smooth look that blends in with the landscape. Inside, Lundberg Design prefabricated many elements, including the front door, railings, room dividers, a fire place and furniture, that tie the Crull House’s interior aesthetic with its façade.