Harms Residence
Rio Nido, California

This new 1,900 square foot vacation home near the Russian River replaced a smaller cabin on a densely wooded site. In order to maximize the sun exposure and stay well above the flood plain, the main living level is located on the second story, with a loft bedroom above. The design concept responds to the owner’s wish to capture the lodge feeling of older structures in the area, while keeping the roof form as simple as possible to facilitate maintenance. The house features three bedrooms, three baths, a sun porch with a roll-up glass door and an attached two-car garage. Redwood boards from the old cabin were resurfaced and used as interior paneling.

Harms Residence

Rio Nido, California

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