Olle Lundberg's Sonoma Escape

One of my all-time popular posts was about architect/designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in Northern California. It's a magical escape home that highlights innovative architecture, creative re-use, and wonderfully earthy materials. Today I want to bring it all back with updated links and pics. In particular, check out the interview link below. Enjoy!

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While Mr. Lundberg has designed homes for folks like Larry Ellison and public spaces like The Slanted Door Restaurant in San Francisco, his homes are decidedly more humble though filled with real design flair, due to his design/build approach.

"Architectural design is an inherently "arrogant" act.... On the other hand, when you build an object, no matter how much money you charge for it, you are still turning over something you built with your hands. It is a physical object, not an idea, and handing over something you built is I believe an inherently humble act. It is much more of a "gift", for it involves the essence of "craft", of making something by hand (unique, one-of-a-kind, personal) in an era where that is uncommon."

He calls his country home "The most over-published one-room building in the world." Located in Timber Cove, California, it is constructed from reclaimed materials salvaged from office buildings. The home is LEED compliant. Here you go.

LINKS:

Lundberg Design
Really nice interview with Olle @ The Architects Take
Olle Lundberg in the NY Times, June 2, 2005

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(Images: all from Lundberg Design, except Kim Komenich (Olle in pool))

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