Project Details

Project Type
Occidental, California

Balinard Vineyard Residence

This custom residence located in Occidental, California (West Sonoma County) represents quintessential wine country living in an existing well-respected vineyard on a south facing slope.  Firma Design Group was retained to aid in site development, land planning, project planning, design development and construction administration.  The client requested preliminary site concepts for the entry monument, driveway, entry experience, materials, siting the residence and surrounding landscape features.  The final layout offers the client ample opportunities for enjoying the outdoors all the while viewing their estate vineyard and having easy access to the residence.

Our civil engineers and landscape architects collaborated with the homebuilding and client through the entire process to deliver a final design that went above all expectations, under budget. 

The site plan takes advantage of our exceptional climate by offering recreational opportunities, such as a dining terrace, bocce ball court and walking path to a picnic area under an ancient native oak.  Firma Design Group meticulously detailed these features and carefully selected hardscape and planting materials that enhance the architecture and surrounding natural beauty.  On this project, we went the extra mile and delivered an intimate lighting scene that was met with extreme satisfaction.  Other site amenities include a pool and expansive deck that joins the main residence and guest house.