In design circles, California is well known as a nexus of great midcentury residential design—think Case Study Houses like the Stahl House in Los Angeles. But great contemporary home design continues to come out of the state, and this house in the town of Oak Knoll, in Napa County, is one such gem. Masterminded by local firm Jørgenson Design, the single-story house comprises a series of interconnected volumes centered on a courtyard.
The open plan interiors, as in the kitchen and living room, also allow quick access to the land around the home and a pool on the grounds via sliding glass doors. Cedar (for ceiling and wall paneling) and stone figure prominently at the house, too, brining a touch of the natural world into this clean-lined dwelling.