Countryside Escapes: Serene Vacation Home in Sonoma

With residences in San Francisco and Tokyo, a couple turned their eyes toward another stunning part of the world: Sonoma. Here, MAS Design used organic materials, subtle textures and walls of windows to create a serene home that underscores the beauty of Wine Country.

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Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Photo By: Helynn Ospina Photography

Living Room Embraces Wine Country Vistas, Wabi-Sabi Tradition

Glass doors slide to open the inviting living room up to the exterior deck, which enjoys views of the surrounding wine country of Sonoma County. The homeowners also maintain a home in Tokyo, and the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, or the art of embracing imperfection, is at play in elements throughout the home, such as the stacked stone feature wall surrounding the modern fireplace.

Bespoke Details Bring Living Room Design to Life

Bespoke details bring this living room to life, such as the leather strap arms on the modern accent chairs.

Tibetan Water Carrying Vessels Repurposed as Pendant Lights in California Kitchen

A trio of Tibetan water carrying vessels are repurposed as pendant lights in this inviting kitchen in Sonoma County, Calif. The lights complement the exposed Douglas fir ceiling beams and the sweeping views of wine country, while the porcelain island countertops and modern dining chairs provide a juxtaposition to the natural elements in the space.

Wooden Cutting Board Embraces Imperfections in Nature

A wooden cutting board was selected for this kitchen with the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi -- or the practice of embracing imperfections. The raw, imperfect accent pieces throughout the home speak to the natural surroundings of the Sonoma County property.

Modern Furnishings Made With Organic Materials Bring Nature to Dining Room

Transom windows, sliding doors and picture windows bring the outdoor wine country vistas into this inviting dining room. Though furnishings have the modern style that the homeowners love, their materials offer the organic touch that relates the space to the Douglas fir ceiling beams and trim and the surrounding property.

Dining Room Blends Modern, Organic Styles

Frameless wooden book shelves, a sleek wooden dining table and leather-clad chairs are both modern and organic in style, blending the two design approaches used in this dining room and the rest of the California home.

Glass Chandelier Offers Beautiful Contrast to Wine Country Views

Glass drops on this elegant chandelier offer a stark juxtaposition to the surrounding lands of wine country seen through the oversized picture window in this stairwell. Designers Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design chose elements for this home that either complemented nature easily or strongly contrasted it.

Inviting Master Bedroom Offers Nod to Asian Style While Honoring Surrounding Views

The homeowners also maintain a residence in Tokyo, and the low-slung furniture in the master bedroom of their Sonoma County, Calif., retreat gives a nod to Asian design sensibilities. Accents such as the framed fabric and woven pendant lights were chosen for their subtlety, creating visual interest without detracting from the stunning views through the picture windows.

Soft Colors, Subtle Textures Contribute to Calm, Restful Bedroom Setting

Neutral textiles create a calm and restful setting in this bedroom, while subtle patterns and textures on the fabrics add visual interest.

Master Bedroom Style Flows Into Bathroom for Spa-Like Effect

A sleek, white soaking tub nearly disappears into its surroundings, keeping the attention on the beautiful views of wine country out the large picture window. The design of the master bedroom flows effortlessly into the master bathroom, creating a spa-like getaway for the homeowners.

Wooden Window Highlights Tree-Lined View in Bathroom

The soaking tub in the master bathroom enjoys lush, tree-lined views. The wooden window highlights the view, while the all-white palette of the space allows the individual elements of the room to retreat from one's attention.

Wood Details Create Balance in Sleek, Modern Master Bathroom

A transom window lined with wood offers a balanced look in this master bathroom when paired with the floating wooden vanity. The grain of the wood and the teak floor in the shower offer organic touches in an otherwise sleek, modern space.

Sleek, Modern Master Bathroom With Organic Touches

Rich wood grain and austere plant branches offer a touch of organic to an otherwise sleek, modern master bathroom.

Modern California Home Honors Wine Country Surroundings

This Sonoma County, Calif., home is designed to showcase the natural elements and views of the surrounding wine country. The homeowners' design tastes lean toward modern, which is reflected in the home's style, though ultimately design choices were either inspired by nature or made in stark juxtaposition to it.

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