Healdsburg House

Out of the vineyards, into the doug fir forest and completely off grid, this piece of paradise appeals for its quiet and the uninterrupted woodland views.

A not-yet-retired couple wanted a house that could accommodate most of their 20-person extended family. The solution was a main house with one bedroom, a separate guest bed and bath with a loft, and a cabin up the hill, also with a bedroom and loft. For the hardy, there is a sleeping/reading/bird-watching platform atop the tower, which houses solar equipment and a full bath by the pool.