Sterling Grove—Sonoma Collection—The Calistoga
Architect/Designer | BSB Design
Builder | Toll Brothers
Developer | Toll Brothers
Land Planner | Greey|Pickett
Interior Designer | Est-Est Interior Design
Photographer | Joshua Caldwell
The design team’s goal was to differentiate from existing narrow-lot competition by offering a wide, shallow floor plan and demonstrate the incredible lifestyle feel achievable within a small footprint and the low maintenance opportunity it embraces. Design objectives were to leverage the benefit of a wide, shallow lot orientation with an impactful street presence while opening the entire length of the great room directly to the outdoor living space. The team also sought to establish a bold streetscape statement with a unique modern farmhouse look by using white brick in stark contrast with deep blue board-and-batten siding.
The plan emphasizes the modern utilitarian farmhouse sensibility by connecting the entry directly to the simple, expansive kitchen and a fully open great room with through-views to the rear splash pool and fire/water feature wall. A split-bedroom layout capitalizes on the plan’s length, embracing a central daily living core with private living on both ends of the plan. Design options, such as an expanded owner suite and fourth bedroom in lieu of a study, maximize lifestyle preference. A separate, lock-off casita option in lieu of a connected bedroom is available for those buyers who want an ADU with potential rental income.