This ranch style home is set on a hillside with splendid views across vineyards and hills, but facing into the western sun. The building consists of various wings which form multiple courtyards, each ideal at a specific time of day (facing east, west, south and north). The building suits the owners’ lifestyle and also harmonizes beautifully with the surrounding landscape, providing magnificent vistas without imposing itself unduly on the country scene. Note how the roofline reflects the line of the distant hills on the horizon, with the building nestled firmly below the change of slope to the left. On the west facing side, the building forms an “L” shape, wrapping around a swimming pool and maximizing the expansive view. The entire “L” is a wide covered porch, extending the living space in this comfortable California climate. Inside, the atmosphere is rustic, with heavy exposed beams and plank floors, and a long photo gallery with a colorful slate floor.