Apple’s Director of Store Design wanted a home unlike any other, so he partnered with Alchemy to create the Sonoma weeHouse, a prefabricated consisting of two elevated open-sided boxes. This ultra-minimalistic home was assembled onsite between gnarled oaks in days, and boasts panoramic views of the Santa Rosa valley in California. At 970-square-feet combined, it has a host of steel accessories, including stairs, porch railings, and lasercut trim, which were all prefabricated and shipped from Minnesota. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The Sonoma weeHouse comprises two main modules – a 640-square-foot main house and a 330-square-foot accompanying guesthouse – set atop horizontally banded, board-formed concrete plinths. Both modules feature steel frames, nine-foot-tall sliding glass walls, custom corrugated weathering steel cladding, and ipe interiors with oiled oak cabinetry. The low-maintenance oxidized steel facade helps blend the home into the landscape of gnarled coastal oaks and seasonal grasses,” reports Inhabitat.