Note: photos by Treve Johnson. Photos were taken just prior to clients moving in. See a video that includes this home and other recently completed LEFF projects here: https://leffconstruction.com/recent-projects-completed-leff/
(See another Tubbs fire rebuild here.)
Our clients lost their home, located in the Oakmont Village area of Santa Rosa, in the Tubbs wildfire of 2017. During the firestorm, the entire village was surrounded on three sides by the fires. All of the residents were evacuated, and luckily the over 3100 homes and residents were spared, with the exception of this home and one other.
The clients commissioned the LEFF team to design and build a contemporary home where they could ‘age-in-place’ in an easily accessible, safe space. They rebuilt using fire-safe materials and metal outdoor window shades to protect the home from future wildfires, and installed several emergency energy back up systems in case of power outages. Because the clients intend to ‘remain-in-place’ in this home, a full-guest suite was designed to accommodate any future live-in caretakers. The home was equipped with an elevator from the garage and a wheelchair-friendly ramp into the main entrance to ensure safe access in case of future restricted mobility.
The views from the home are spectacular; the clients desired a light and bright space with access to the extensive deck facing east and south. It was important to the client that the main great room with fireplace and kitchen on opposite ends create a casual, comfortable and effortless space for family gatherings. The surfaces are durable, non-scratch and easy-maintenance for the large dogs that also live in the home.